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Need an Easy Cooking Recipe? See the 2 recipes below for Delaware Muskrat.

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No animal is more a part of Delaware’s culture than the muskrat, which is also known as the Delaware marsh rabbit.

In the first half of the 20th century, trapping the muskrat for meat and fur was an important resource for farmers and watermen idled by winter weather. The tradition continues today, but on a much smaller scale.

The taste of muskrat has been described as something like the dark meat on chicken, only darker and oilier. Popular muskrat recipes include BBQ MUSKRAT and MUSKRAT STEW.

Try the following Easy Cooking Recipe for BBQ muskrat from pbs.org: 



bbq muskrat recipe


Ingredients

  • 1 medium to large muskrat


Baking mixture:

  • 1 cup duck sauce 
  • 2 beef bullion cubes
  • 2 cups water
  • dash of salt and pepper


BBQ sauce:

  • 1 Tbs. flour
  • 2 tsp. vinegar
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup catsup



Directions:

  1. Place muskrat in shallow baking dish with baking mixture. 
  2. Cover with foil. 
  3. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. 
  4. While muskrat is cooking, mix the other ingredients in a saucepan to make the BBQ sauce. 
  5. Make sure to stir frequently, as it tends to stick. 
  6. Cook for only 3-4 minutes. 
  7. Drain essence of cooked muskrat. 
  8. Pour on BBQ sauce, working all over. 
  9. Put back in oven (uncovered) for about 15 minutes.




mom's old fashioned muskrat


Ingredients

  • 2 muskrats
  • 3 slices fat meat
  • salt (to taste)
  • 2 tsp. pepper
  • sage (to taste)
  • 1 medium onion (sliced)
  • cooking oil


Directions:

  1. Clean muskrats.
  2. Put in a pot.
  3. Cover with water.
  4. Let boil for 5 minutes.
  5. Pour water off.
  6. Add fresh water, fat meat, salt, pepper, sage and onion.
  7. Let boil until tender.
  8. In an iron skillet, put a small amount of cooking oil.
  9. Put muskrat in skillet and let brown a little.




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