How many of you dear readers have ever travelled to Alaska and eaten jellied moose nose? How about developing duck embryo boiled in the shell? That one is called “Balut.”
What is the recipe for Alaskan jellied moose? nose Ingredients:
1 moose nose
1 quart water
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
1 large onion, chopped
2 bay leaves
3 allspice berries
1. Place the moose nose in a large pot and cover with the water.
2. Add the salt, vinegar, sugar, onion, bay leaves, cloves, and allspice berries.
3. Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce the heat to low.
4. Simmer the mixture for 2 hours or until the nose is tender.
5. Strain the mixture and discard the solids.
6. Place the liquid in a shallow dish or container and place in the refrigerator overnight to cool.
7. Remove the cooled mixture from the refrigerator and scrape off the fat that has solidified on top.
8. Return the liquid to the pot and bring to a boil.
9. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
10. Pour the mixture into a mold or glass dish and chill for at least 4 hours.
11. When ready to serve, turn the jellied moose nose onto a plate and slice. Enjoy!
THE RECIPE FOR BALUT
What is the recipe for balut?
1 Freshly Laid Balut Egg Salt, to taste Instructions:
1. Boil the balut egg for 15 minutes.
2. Carefully crack open the eggshell and remove the egg white and yolk.
3. Place the egg white and yolk in a bowl and sprinkle with salt, to taste.
4. Mix the egg white and yolk together until creamy.
5. Serve with hot sauce, if desired. Enjoy!
This is the best way I can imagine to enjoy a cooked, developed duck embryo in a hard-boiled egg. A delicacy in some island locations.