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    weirdest thing that you have eaten in Aruba............

    @ a restaurant
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    anywhere else on the island.

    we were at a friend's home a number of years ago, maybe 15 yrs, and they served iguana that was in a stew.
    it tasted like all of the vegetables that were in the stew and both Paul and I were disappointed that it did not have a distinct flavor.
    I wish it had been cooked another way.

    at a restaurant, that has been closed now maybe 10 yrs or more ago, we had goat stew.
    that had a distinct taste and the goat meat was still attached to the bones floating around in the stew.
    I loved it.
    Paul, not so much.
    It was at Nos Conucu which is long gone........(in Noord not too far from Santa Anna and the big hardware store)

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    Had Iguana soup with a local at an off the beaten place in Aruba. It was very tasty. I just didnt like having the tail and little foot with claws in it. They called it "Oyster soup with a Tail". That broth was to die for. I think its better not to mention the place.
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    Hubby and one son had ostrich burgers at the Ostrich Farm the first time we came to the island. Hubby loves the goat stew they serve at Gostoso. Not me.




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    we like ostrich.
    I have cooked ground ostrich a few times and it went into a red pasta sauce.
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    Hubby and one son had ostrich burgers at the Ostrich Farm the first time we came to the island. Hubby loves the goat stew they serve at Gostoso. Not me.

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    Ostrich makes for a great burger!

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    Is it considered red meat? Do you order it at a temperature or is just as is, like you would for a turkey burger?

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    Ostrich makes for a great burger!


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    didn't you and peg eat a scorpion?
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    Ostrich makes for a great burger!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bri View Post
    Is it considered red meat? Do you order it at a temperature or is just as is, like you would for a turkey burger?
    It's considered a red meat, and is much healthier than chicken or turkey. I prefer it rare to med-rare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    didn't you and peg eat a scorpion?
    We've both had the scorpion shot at Lucy's.

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    Not in Aruba, but I’ve had goat, ostrich, rabbit (not really uncommon) and alligator. Oh, and chocolate covered ants. Weirdest thing in Aruba would probably be snails. I just don’t get the appeal on that one. All you taste is garlic and they’re really chewy.

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