Iguana stew, anyone?
If nothing else, this series has shown you there is no limit as to what some people will eat. The iguana is a scary reptile that some people don’t even want to touch, much less dine on, though we hear it tastes like chicken. Like the crocodile though, you’re not likely to get any here (at least not legally), as the Jamaican iguana, which is endemic to the island, is not to be harmed. But if you’re in some countries of the Americas, eat up.
1 tablespoon salt
1 tbsp celantro
1 small ball recardo (a paste made with achiote seeds, oregano etc.)
1 cup vinegar
1 sweet pepper
1 tbsp black pepper
2 cloves of garlic
1 can diced tomato
- Skin and clean iguana, then wash it in a mixture of vinegar and lime.
- Mix all seasonings and spices together in a bowl and rub them into the meat.
- Leave the rubbed meat for 30 minutes.
- Pour coconut oil in a pot, just to cover the bottom and place it on the fire.
- When the oil is hot, put in the iguana meat, then cook for another 30 minutes, turning a few times and adding a tip of water if needed. During that time, slice the carrots, tomatoes and cabbage.
- Add them to the meat and cook for 30 minutes.
- Serve with rice and beans.
Now for some tasty venison. Deer meat is not as weird as you might think, (we even have white-tailed deer in parts of Portland and and the Blue Mountains). But considering foreigners think we’re weird for eating goat, who are we to argue?