While surfing the net in search of informations, I discovered this rather odd recipe which made me smile and giggle in a silly way because it sounded so gross and incredible!!!
I have never seen anything like this recipe before and I must say that there is something too folkloric/mythological to this gargantuesque desert "barbecue"...
I mean, I know that some people eat camel and that's not really shocking to me, but just have a look at those quantities and then you'll have to pinch yourself in order to believe that it's true (Is it really? I must say that I doubt it is...): fourteen lambs, twenty chickens, hundred-fifty eggs, etc.., waow!!!
And what do you think about the way it is prepared? Unimaginable! Am I dreaming or what?!?!?...
Have a look for yourself:
From the Al Hasa cookbook -a more than 400 page compilation of recipes compiled by the women's groups, and published in 1976.
This recipe was given by Jo Waters of Abqaiq:
1 medium camel
20 chickens (roasted)
150 eggs (boiled)
40 kilos tomatoes
Salt and seasonings
Stuff eggs into tomatoes, stuff tomatoes into chickens, stuff chickens into lambs, stuff lambs into camel. Roast until tender
Serves 150 people."
Such a recipe really leaves me speachless and totally flabbergasted...
One thing I know for sure is that I would not like to be the poor cook who has to deal with all that meat!!! Imagine how dreadful that must be! With all this out of proportion cooking, I'd be exhausted and my appetite would simply disappear when seeing this nauseating orgy of dead bodies waiting to be processed (and I'm not a vegetarian)...
Of course, I respect other cultures and I can understand that this traditional (???) feast is surely prepared with much attention and reverence, but the sheer quantity just freaks me out!!!
What do you think? Would you like to see such amounts of carcasses and imagine them stuffed inside a camel? Is it an urban legend, a joke or reality (click here for more infos)? In any case, I really wonder if it's possible to put so much into a camel. I'm not sure about the accuracy of this recipe...
And as umimaginable as it can be, there are even more incredible (nothing close to reality/jokes) recipes ("Elephant Stew" for example, see here) circulating on the net!!!
Have you ever eaten camel meat? Could you tell me how it tastes?
(Morocco, Camel Train -Pic by www.phototour.org)
(Camel Meat -Pic by www.thoughtsacape.org)