I’ve always been curious about turtle soup.
“As far as finding Turtle Meat in your area, you may have a bit of a challenge,” says the fine author at nolacuisine.com.
Turtles are said to contain about 7 different flavors of meat, so it would be very easy to slip a more inexpensive meat in with the Turtle, I’ve even heard of some places slipping in some Alligator. I always raise an eyebrow when the “Turtle Meat” in some versions is ground, as opposed to cubed, it’s a red flag that says “Probably Not All Turtle Meat Here.”
But last week a ranger told me I’m not supposed to take anything out of Madison’s Arboretum — and my conscience tells me this even implies no stewing on site.
Plus, this little guy, a painted turtle, was just too cute. And rule-abiding: He was crossing the road at a Turtle Crossing sign!