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Turtle Sauce Piquante

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Category: Sauces

 Ingredients List

  • 5 lb Turtle meat, cut 2" cubes
  • 3 pt Water, cold
  • 32 oz Tomatoes, whole, can
  • 1 ts Garlic, finely chopped
  • 6 oz Tomato sauce
  • 1/2 c Celery, finely chopped
  • 12 oz Mushrooms + liquid
  • 1/2 c Shallots, finely chopped
  • 4 Onions, white, finely chop
  • 1/3 c Bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/4 c Parsley, finely chopped
  • 3 Lemon peel, small slivers
  • Cayenne pepper/generous
  • Salt & pepper to taste


Fry meat in minimum oil til tender to fork. Usually 20 ~ 35 minutes.
Remove. Make a roux of 6 Tbsp oil to equal amount flour. When deep (not
dark) brown, add onion. Cook until transparent but don't burn. Add 3 pints
cold water and bring to a boil. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, celery, bell
pepper, shallots, garlic, mushrooms. Let boil about 15 or 16 minutes. Add
fried turtle meat, parsley, lemon peel and salt & pepper to taste. Let
simmer over low fire for at least one hour. Serve over hot rice. Also for:
Any tough meat, such as large alligator, raccoon. Recipe

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