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Mar 22, 2012 07:31 AM

Exotic Menu at Explorer's Club Annual Dinner

I know they do this every year, but this year's menu is quite the doosy.

Anyone up for dinner?

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  1. A doosy can be quite delicious.

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      1. re: StriperGuy

        I believe you have to braise it for a while, otherwise the meat is too tough. Then a good gooseberry sauce with pickled horseradish on the side. At least, that is how they did it in the old country.

        1. re: ocshooter

          Heck, braise ANYTHING for long enough and I'll eat it.

    1. I think I draw the line at the eyeballs. I could probably eat everything else on that menu but there is just no way I could possibly put an eyeball in my mouth. Are they jelly filled I wonder? I can't imagine the burst when I bit down. Nope.

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      1. re: Jerseygirl111

        I've had fish eyeballs which are kinda icky, mammalian eye balls have to be worse.

        1. re: Jerseygirl111

          that's my problem is the idea that they must be filled with some sort of jelly of or gooey substance. it makes me squeamish. I'd need quite a bit of alcohol to think about trying it.

          1. re: Sandwich_Sister

            Oh I've dissected a cow's eye and they ARE full of goo the "vitreous humor."

        2. I've had eyeballs at Mexican weddings where they pit bbq steer heads, they're not bad if you've got a few belts of tequila down. I don't think I'd be doin' mealy worms or crickets etc.

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          1. re: mrbigshotno.1

            I remember growing up that my aunt was roasting (?) a sheep or goat head in her oven. I know there is an Italian name for it...anyway, she opened the oven door to check on it, reached in with her pointer finger and thumb and plucked the eyeball out. Popped it in her mouth and said it was the best part of the head.

            Bull "rod" and testicles, no problem. Pickled eyeballs, no way.

            1. re: mrbigshotno.1

              Cow-eye tacos are a common street food in Mexico City. Eye-carmuba!!