armadillo sauce piquant

Main dish
1 batch
¼ cup Salad oil
1 cup Vinegar
1 quart Water
6 pounds Armadillo meat
Pieces smoked sausage
½ cup Salad oil
3 larges Onions; finely chopped
  Finely chopped green onion tops
1 large Green pepper; chopped
Cloves garlic; finely chopped
Celery stalks; chopped
4-oz can mushroom-flavored steak sauce
Onion; sliced
1 tablespoon Salt
¼ cup Pick-a-peppa sauce
  Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon MSG
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 cups Water
8-oz can mushrooms; drained
1 cup Cooking wine
Bunch parsley; chopped
Lemon; sliced
  Hot cooked rice




Combine all marinade ingredients, stirring well.

Prepare armadillo meat by cleaning and cutting into serving pieces.

Marinate for 24 hours. Remove from solution and allow to drain for 30 minutes before cooking.

In a heavy black iron pot, brown sausage and armadillo in hot oil, permitting meat to stick to bottom of pot just a little for extra flavor. Remove armadillo from pot and set aside leaving sausage in pot. Add onions, green pepper, garlic and celery; stir continuously, cooking until tender. Add steak sauce, pick-a-peppa sauce, salt, pepper, MSG, and Worcestershire sauce; mix well. Add armadillo and water. Heat to boiling; reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Reduce to low heat and cover with tight lid. Cook until tender. (Do not stir but take pot by handle and half-spin from left to right every 10 minutes). Add mushrooms and wine; blend gently with a spoon.

Sprinkle with parsley and lay thin lemon slices on top. Simmer uncovered for 15 minutes. Serve over rice.

NOTE: Clear stew meat may be substituted for armadillo, if desired.

~Liz Moore, Ouachita Parish (Monroe) from Foods a la Louisiane by Louisiana Farm Bureau Women typed by Tiffany Hall-Graham

Submitted By TIFFANY HALL-GRAHAM On 03-15-95

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