Want nuts with that? Will Woodbridge butcher's Suffolk squirrel become this summer's must-try on the barbecue?
PUBLISHED: 12:05 12 May 2017 | UPDATED: 13:15 12 May 2017
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Forget charred burgers and burned-out bangers on the barbie. For this summer's must-try meat could be the SQUIRREL.
A Suffolk butcher is offering the animals whole for £4.50. Robert Gooch, director of the Woodbridge-based Wild Meat Company, said: “Their hind legs, or haunches, are where most of the meat is and they’re a nice portion to have on a barbecue.
“They barbecue very well if you wrap them in silver foil. It’s a very tasty, delicately-flavoured meat.”
Mr Gooch said squirrels he sells had been trapped and killed by farmers and would otherwise be thrown away.
“We sell squirrels all year round,” he said. “They’re a novelty product people are interested in trying.”
If you think eating squirrel’s nuts, how about:
Kangaroo - bouncing beef, as they call it Down Under, goes down a treat on the barbie washed down with a few cold tinnies.
Wild Boar - nothing boring about thick chops you can dish up sweet and sour, teryaki, or Sherwood Forest style with handfulls of herbs.
Zebra - grill the haunches and savour the Serengeti.
Locust - marinade insects in honey and lime for a crunch with a difference.