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Subject: Eating Seagull
Category: Science > Biology
Asked by: neodem2-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 29 Jan 2005 11:12 PST
Expires: 21 Feb 2005 15:57 PST
Question ID: 465446
Is it possible to eat a seagull? Would it be good? Are there cultures
that eat Seagull? Are there any known recipes?
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Eating Seagull
From: jdrebel001-ga on 29 Jan 2005 11:32 PST
As a chef myself, I have never encountered recipes for this, but that
doesn't mean that there are none. I'm sure a few cultures do eat
seagull, but I personally have never encountered them. I guess if you
did an online search with "Seagull Recipes" (include the quotes), you
may find some. Good luck
Subject: Re: Eating Seagull
From: silver777-ga on 29 Jan 2005 12:04 PST
~ Poached Seagull ~

1 medium whole bird 
1 large rock

Place both in large uncovered saucepan. Fill saucepan with cold water.
Bring to boil over outdoor fire. Bury the seagull. Enjoy the rock.
Subject: Re: Eating Seagull
From: guzzi-ga on 29 Jan 2005 18:35 PST
Poor Silver, eating rocks. I prefer 'Seagull a la Orange' but the
folks of St Kilda used to survive on what they could find -- a sort of
early Seagull MacNuggets. Links below.

I seem to recall that other Scottish Islanders and coastal communities
used to eat seabirds too but the St Kilda ?experience? is the oft
cited example.

Subject: Re: Eating Seagull
From: czh-ga on 29 Jan 2005 23:57 PST
Hello neodem2-ga,

Answers to your questions: Maybe. Maybe not.

------ Is it possible to eat a seagull? ------
The lady running the Seagull stand looked at me in disgust when I
asked her how she came up with the novel idea of eating, of all
things, seagulls. She told me that she and everyone she knows used to
eat them when they were children, and it is only now that they can buy
chicken that they don't eat seagulls any longer.

------ Would it be good? Are there cultures that eat Seagull? ------
Totnes has a secret legacy of sea bird dishes. Over the centuries,
this secluded area of South Devon has come up with a number of ways of
cooking the herring gull (Larus argentatus). Despite the unfashionable
idea of eating sea gulls, the thrill of eating one of the many superb
delicacies on offer still tempts the seabird connoisseur. Traditional
dishes such as gull pie, marinated gull and mint, smoked gull souffle
and roast gull have been extended by inventive offerings such as
chillied gull with ginger, gull veronique and gull mousse through to
the offbeat "lashings of larus". However, despite its bulky size, the
gull is largely composed of feathers. One gull doesn't go very far. It
is not a chicken - or a turkey. Serious gull cuisine needs
considerable numbers of birds with which to prepare the dish.

------ Are there any known recipes? ------
Essex Seagull Pudding
Dutch Seagull Recipe

------ More information than you want to know. ------
Seagull Sandwich;action=display;threadid=1790
Seagull Soup


~ czh ~

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