Apr 1, 2009

First BBQ of the Season :o)

So last night, since I did not have to work today, I decided to give Beth a break and fire up the grill for our first BBQ of the season.

On several occasions, she has called me KennyPig over on her place, Nutwood Junction, so I decided to live up to that name by making Cuy.

Native to South America, Cuy, otherwise know as Guinea Pigs, are replacing chicken as a staple, they are much more environmentally friendly, and can help supplement small farmer incomes.

By the way, in case you’re wondering, roast cuy is delicious, with rich, dark, slightly stringy meat. (And no, it tastes nothing like chicken.)

17 comments:

  1. Okay, I laughed. But first I went "Ewwww!" I haven't seen any Cuy at our local grocery store, so I don't think we need to worry about barbecuing any!

    By the way, KennyPig was a name coined by YOU, as in you are the subject of my kitchen experiments. (And a pretty good sport about it, too.)

    B.

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  2. interesting.. but not sure I'd be willing to try it.

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  3. ick.....I see it's little BBQ'd eyes! Sorry, none for me. Linda in Washington state

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  4. It looks kind of like those whole rabbits they sell in the meat dept. at Meijer. Heebie-Jeebies, man.

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  5. Looks like a rat to me......I hope it its an April Fool....

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  6. Uh ... thanks but no thanks homeboy! This is one of those, 'as long as you like it' kinds of deals. I don't eat easter candy because I have never like the peeps or the bunnies looking at me! It was hard enough getting over Larry the lobster!

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  7. I hope this is a joke. They are pets here.
    EWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!
    Hugs, Joyce

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  8. Put the word "cuy" in Google Images. It ain't pretty! :-)

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  9. EWE, OMG, WTF! Geeze, I hope that is a joke!

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  10. Okay, I had to remember that it's April 1 and that you probably did not roast a guinea pig. I've never been to South America but I've heard that cuy is served in many parts of South America; maybe if I visit Ecuador, I'll give it a try. I have to remind myself that all animals that I am willing to eat have eyes at some point!

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  11. why is it that people don't like eating the cuter variety of animals.


    you know me, as long as i didnt have to cook it and it is free, i'll eat it. that makes me a 'freegan'.

    xxalainaxx

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  12. Hi Ken,
    I'd laugh if that didn't look just like a dinner I was served -- and blogged about -- last year. I've been served more than my share of barbecued critters with heads intact ... and it's never a pretty sight.
    Best,
    Marty

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  13. That was the 1st of April ~ please tell me this was an April Fools joke ~ if it is true then I will pass on this one I couldn't eat anything that looked like that :o( ~ Ally x

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  14. Did it squeal like Ned Beatty?

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  15. Methinks Ken has come up with a very clever April Fool's Day joke.

    Nevertheless, I have heard of this dish before and it comes from southern Uraguay and is the recipe of a senorita named Pilar Lofo.

    Good one, Ken!
    Jimmy

    P.S. FYI - Pilar Lofo is an anagram, just like Yuc(k) - Cuy

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  16. can we say "ewwwww"?? It reminds me of Nutrias. ::wincing and "eww eww ewwing" again LOL. Hugs, Teresa

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