San Francisco Armadillo Recipes that You Shouldn’t Miss

Those who are natives of the South and Central America will treat Armadillo as a pig-like creature. However, with its physical appearance, you might think that the armadillo would be a rare choice to use in your main dish. When the meat has been appropriately prepared, you can guarantee that it can match the taste of the staple meats that are being served as regular dish.

Smoked Armadillo Recipe

In this recipe, you will need vegetable oil, strips of bacon, onions, garlic, juniper berries, sauerkraut, red apple, baking potato, white wine, apple juice or apple cider, chicken broth, smoked armadillo, potatoes, parsley, mustard, salt and pepper.

1. Start by heating the vegetable oil in a large pot. Put the bacon and remove it after it becomes golden crisp. Palce the bacon in a plate with paper towel to absorb the remaining grease.

2. Remove the grease from the pot and leave only about 2 tbsp of bacon grease. Add the onion and reduce it to a medium heat. You should be able to achieve the translucent onion after occasionally stirring for 10 minutes.

3. After this, you can now add the juniper berries and the garlic. Continue stirring for about 2 minutes.

4. Place the grated potato, apple, and the sauerkraut.

5. Mix the cider, wine, and enough chicken broth to cover the ingredients.

6. If you feel that the sauerkraut has too much water content, place it once more into a medium heat to reduce the water. Remove the garni before seasoning it with pepper and salt.

7. Preheat your over to 350-degrees Fahrenheit.

8. Place the 2/3 of the sauerkraut on your baking dish which is simply enough to cover the armadillo and the potatoes that are arranged in one layer.

9. Cover it with foil and bake it for 35 minutes.

Armadillo with Mustard Sauce
In order to complete this dish, you will have to prepare cornstarch, Poupon Dijon, light cream, armadillo sliced into pieces, onion, rosemary, thyme, pepper, salt, butter, garlic, oil, and white wine. Once you collected all these ingredients, you can now start recreating this dish.

1. Mix all the ingredients to create marinate and place the armadillo. Marinate the meat for at least 8 hours. Turn the meat from time to time. Remove the meat and set aside your marinate. You will use this later.

2. In a skillet, melt the butter and add the pieces of armadillo until it is golden brown. Add the marinate. Once it simmers, add the additional seasoning. Cover it and cook it for about 1 hour. Place the armadillo in a platter afterwards.

3. Mix cornstarch with mustard before adding the cream in a skillet. Place it in a low heat and whip it occasionally. Stir it until you reached the desired consistency. Pour it on the armadillo and enjoy it with a cup of steamed rice. With their tough armor, cooking armadillo may be a bit challenging to some. Remember that cooking them is just like preparing the meat of the turtle.

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