But sausages and steak can get a tad bloody boring every day, so today we were treated to a change of menu. The crew caught us a Bungarra (A native Australian Lizard for any non Aussies reading this)
Ever wondered how to cook a Bungarra? Wonder no more, simply follow these easy to read and illustrated steps:
(click on pics for larger images)
1. Catch ingredients i.e. one Bungarra
-see pic above on how to hold it whilst it's alive-
2. Sear with fire to remove the outer skin
3. Remove outer skin with a sharpened stick
-That's me getting a quick lesson on how to scale a Lizard-
4. Truss it up ready for the hot coals
5. Place trussed Lizard on some hot coals, then cover with more hot coals and sand
6. After 30 minutes remove from coals and sand and slice up in this manner. It's now ready to eat.
7. Important final step: Always get your offsiders to taste it first :o)
I know, you're wondering what it tastes like, well chicken of course, doesn't everything :o) Actually it tastes nothing like chicken. The tail is fish like in texture and tastes a little bit fishy, whilst the belly is a stronger flavour and a kind of a cross between pork and lamb. There are two sacks of yellow fat in its belly, and this is the best part, you dip your bread into that fat and it tastes better than dipping bread into the worlds finest olive oil. MmmmHmmm.
So who's hungry then? :o)