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    Yep, it's the sauce that makes escargot worth it. Put that much butter and garlic on Anything, and it would be yummy--you should definitely try it, Roger.


    I had alligator once (tastes just like chicken!). It was breaded and deep-fried, though. I wonder if you can buy the meat and prepare it yourself.


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    Catalina- You certainly can! My dad got me a gift pack of exotic meats last year for Christmas. It included antelope, alligator, kangaroo and ostrich. The alligator was fantastic and actually didn't taste at all like chicken. I cooked it up with peppers and onions in fajita spices. It also works well in a chowder.


    Reptiles and amphibians seem to tend towards a fishy-sort of texture. Somewhat like shark. Kinda meaty.


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    I can see that alligator would taste like chicken as turtle and frog is always compared to chicken.


    Antelope is delicious! My favorite part of antelope is the ribs.


    I also love ostrich meat, so good.


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    As a general rule of thumb, if gator really tastes like chicken then it's been mishandled and likely overdone- it doesn't taste like "chicken" so much as it tastes like processed chicken nuggets- delicate meat with most of its character killed. Well-prepared gator tastes like gator and nothing else and man I wish I could get my hands on it more easily.


    Love, love, good escargot- this is what mussels get to be in their next life if they are virtuous little bivalves.


    I've had rattler, and know some folks who claim to be able to make it tasty, but so far as I can tell the only way to make it palatable is to stick it in a chili where being very greasy and gamey is actually a virtue of sorts.


    I adore elk and consider it the reason to bid for a chance to go freeze and exhaust myself every winter, but I really want to try moose- I hear it's even better.


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    Jedi, thanks for that info. Maybe I was misinformed, or maybe they are grown here like we grow our chickens. But it still comes back to grape leaves being very edible, ivy not so much.


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    I've had crock pot squirrel!


    (nah, nothing to rave about)


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    I had cuy in South America. Thats Guinea Pig, btw. Also had mealworms, crickets and lemon ants.

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    I've wanted to taste snake meat since I was little, but have never had the opportunity.


    Would also like to try bison and ostrich (not as strange, I know, but I've never had them).


    Aaaand... I would NOT recommend pig intestine. Tasted it in China and it's like eating part of a rubber hose.

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    I've also never had rabbit and would like to try it. I've heard it's delicious and very tender. But I don't want to see the cute little bunny beforehand. haha.

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    Rabbit- tasty, yes, but usually not tender unless you slow-cook it or arrange some other slow braise method.


    Ostrich I haven't yet tried, but bison is delicious- if it were less expensive I'd replace all the beef in my diet with bison.


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