Jun. 19, 2012 by Wesleyan Alumni Community
June 19, 2012 / Friendly URL: wesconnect.wesleyan.edu/news-20120619-sasha-martin
Sasha Martin ’02 is “cooking the world,” one country at a time, and inviting readers to join in, with her blog Global Table Adventure. This week, for the cuisine of Namibia, she offers a recipe for barbecued skewers, substituting American alligator meat for crocodile.
“In the muddy waters of Namibia you can find all manner of crocodile. They are both hunted and hunters, so it’s best to keep your wits about you if you find yourself in their snappish company. Since I live in the part of the world where alligators roam (or very near to it, as they can be found in Georgia, just a couple of states away), I made this quick substitution for this traditional Namibian bushmeat.
“If you’d like to know the difference between a crocodile and an alligator, I’ve been told it’s in the shape of the snout. Otherwise, it is rumored, the taste (and bite) is the same.
“So let’s stove top travel our way to the hot Namibian sun and find ourselves some bushmeat for summer grillin’.…”
Image: Sasha Martin/Global Table.
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