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Sweet Pickled Beaver
/ Cuisine: Canada


Qty unit Ingredient
1 whole
1/2 cup
1 tablespoon
2 teaspoons
3 tablespoons
2 tablespoons
1 teaspoon
1/2 teaspoon
1/2 cup
1/2 cup
1 cup
1 large


Wash beaver thoroughly with salt water.

Let soak overnight in enough cold water to cover, adding 1/2 cup vinegar and 1 tablespoon salt to the water.

The next day, remove the beaver from the brine. Wash well and transfer to a large, cooking vessel.

Cover with a solution of 2 teaspoons baking soda to 2 quarts of water. If the water doesn't cover the beaver, it's 2 teaspoons baking soda to 2 quarts of water.

Bring to a boil, on high heat, reduce the heat and simmer 10 minutes.

Drain and rinse the beaver, then place it in a clean pot. Add water just to cover.

Sprinkle mixed pickling spice on top, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes.

Drain and rinse beaver, pat dry and place in a roaster.

In a bowl mix dry mustard, cinnamon, cloves, brown sugar, wine, pineapple juice, lemon juice and lemon peel. Spread over the beaver.

Cover and roast in a preheated 325°F oven until tender, basting frequently, about 6 hours.

Paul B. | February 22nd, 2022

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