Here is a picture of a little guy I found munching around our house this morning.
I named him Soup because the first thing I thought was Turtle Soup.
I have never tasted Turtle Soup and I’m not sure I want to. I am open to new things however.
Soup will not be turned into soup as I only put him in a dish with fresh water and garden lettuce until I can show him to my husband. Soup doesn’t seem to want to eat the lettuce and, for the time being, will only hide under it.
My gosh! Soup is only an inch long!
After hubby sees him he will be turned back into the wild near one of our ponds.
We do have some ugly huge turtles worthy of soup in those ponds.
I snagged a turtle soup recipe from the internet and am storing it here for future reference, just in case I ever catch one of those huge turtle pond monsters.
The ugly huge turtles are one of the reasons I quit swimming in our ponds. As they sometimes say…Pay backs are hell.
Snag Link- Turtle Soup
Melt 8 ounces (2 sticks) butter in a heavy saucepan. Add the flour and cook, stirring frequently, over medium heat until the roux is light brown. Set aside.
In a 5-quart saucepan, melt the remaining butter and add turtle meat. Cook over high heat until the meat is brown. Add celery, onions, garlic and seasonings, and cook until the vegetables are transparent.
Add tomato purée, lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the stock and simmer for 30 minutes. Add the roux and cook over low heat, stirring, until the soup is smooth and thickened. Correct seasoning with salt and pepper to taste. Add lemon juice, eggs and parsley.
Remove from heat and serve. At the table, add 1 teaspoon sherry to each soup plate.