Thursday, January 17, 2008

Braised Raccoon (or other small furry critter)

This is one of my favorite recipes. Goes good with some white lightning and corn bread. Of course most things go good with white lightning and corn bread!


1 dead coon cut up into servng-size pieces
1 cup fruit (cranberies, blackberries, rasberries, etc.)
Salt and pepper, and garlic powder to taste
1 white/yellow or vidalia onion chopped fine
1/2 cup green onions chopped fine
2 sticks celery diced
1 bell pepper diced
1/4 cup minced garlic
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup apple cider
1/3 cup honey
one small orange (grate the zest), peel and section the orange
Dash of nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Preheat oven to 350 degrees (or use covered dutch oven over a campfire)

Season the meat with the salt pepper and garlic powder and place in roasting pan/dutch oven

toss in the chopped/diced veggies.

In a mixing bowl combine the remaining ingredients (orange zest, orange sections, nutmeg, cloves, cider, honey) mix and pour over the meat.

Cover and bake for 2-3 hours. Adjust seasonings to taste.
Serve over rice

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