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Eat mo’ nutria

By Staff Report - January 24, 2007

We’re looking for healthy nutria recipes to help people eat cheap and lose weight. Share yours. Email Heather R. Breaux at heatherb@heraldguide.com or call her at 985-758-2795. Best recipe wins $5.

Heart Healthy 'Crock-Pot' Nutria

2 hind saddle portions of nutria meat

1 small onion, sliced thin

1 tomato, cut into big wedges

2 potatoes, sliced thin

2 carrots, sliced thin

8 Brussels sprouts

1/2 cup white wine

1 cup water

2 teaspoons chopped garlic

Salt and pepper to taste

1 cup demi-glace (optional)

Method:

1. Layer onion, tomato, potatoes, carrots and Brussels sprouts in crockpot.

2. Season nutria with salt, pepper and garlic, and place nutria over vegetables.

3. Add wine and water, set crockpot on low and let cook until meat is tender (approximately 1-1/2 hours).

4. Garnish with vegetables and demi-glace. Makes four servings.