Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I ate a capybara

The last time I was in Mexico City (this spring), I went to an outdoor restaurant to meet with attorneys that I had business dealings with. They had a real treat in store for me. There is a Mexican name for Capybara so I didn't know what sort of critter would emerge on the platter - but it was a Capybara, cooked Argentine style - bbq with garlic. It was described by the Mexicans as a "giant Guinea Pig" which is not far off the mark.

The striated muscle tissue is separated by layers of fat, making it a very greasy meal - and difficult to proceed if you want to avoid the fat, which I did. I ate it anyway.

And it made me sick.

Though I am not Catholic, the Mexicans I was with were, and it was a Friday. The Pope made a special dispensation that allows capybara meat to be consumed on days that consumption of meat that is otherwise not allowed. It still made me sick.


WoFat said...

Of course it made you sick. The Pope was getting even.

LL said...

I advise against eating a capybara. I've eaten some really revolting stuff in my life - -but the capybara just turned my stomach, to spite the garlic and delicious herbs that seasoned it. Next time I'll stick to beef or chicken.

darlin said...

Thanks for the heads up on eating this disgusting creature. How revolting to eat an animal covered in fat, I suppose the garlic and sauce was to cover up the taste?

Opus #6 said...

There are a lot of things that can masquerade as beef or chicken.

I'd stick with salad.

LL said...

Darlin -- I'm simply trying to educate people that Capybara's might be sweet, friendly, docile creatures that are not good covered with savory gravy.

Opus -- I'd make a great vegetarian because I hate plants.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

I hope you're over it now.

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