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Rat Stir Sauteed With Spring Onion And Herbs
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    Rat Stir Sauteed With Spring Onion And Herbs

    RAT STIR SAUTEED WITH SPRING ONION AND HERBS

    Ingredients:
    2 cups fragrant khotweed
    Several spring onions
    Quarter cup of fish sauce
    Two cleaned and gutted rats, chopped into chunks
    Half cup of vegetable oil
    Fresh basil

    Mix the rat chunks in a bowl with fragrant khotweed and spring onions. Add the fish sauce. Let stand for 10 minutes to allow the flavors to sink into the rat meat.
    Then, gently heat the vegetable oil over low heat and add the mixture, slowly stirring. Cook for ten minutes, stirring occasionally.
    Serve with steamed rice or rice noodles. Garnish with fresh basil.

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    Re: Rat Stir Sauteed With Spring Onion And Herbs

    Oh .... I have to figure out what the knotweed is and see if I can find it in our local market.

    I must be a common hedgerow weed, no?
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    Re: Rat Stir Sauteed With Spring Onion And Herbs

    If it is Japanese Knotweed (which is all I could come up with by Googling) it is a plant that 'takes over', see the Cornwall Knotweed Forum on the Exeter University website.

    http://www.projects.ex.ac.uk/knotweed/

    Other English names for Japanese knotweed include fleeceflower, Huzhang (Chinese: 虎杖; pinyin: Hǔzhng), Hancock's curse, elephant ears, donkey rhubarb (although it is not a rhubarb), sally rhubarb, Japanese bamboo, American bamboo, and Mexican bamboo (though it is not actually a bamboo).

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    Re: Rat Stir Sauteed With Spring Onion And Herbs

    The name "elephant ears'' rings a bell. I think that might grow in the UK too but might be a different plant or sub-species.
    If I ever experiment with this tho, I think I'd marinate overnight instead of just 10 mins.

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    Re: Rat Stir Sauteed With Spring Onion And Herbs

    Thai sweet basil or holy basil?

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    Re: Rat Stir Sauteed With Spring Onion And Herbs

    Quote Originally Posted by billk View Post
    Thai sweet basil or holy basil?
    You got me there.

    (Perhaps I should have mentioned that this recipe, and the two others I posted, come from a Vietnamese source. I posted because there has been a lot of discusion of eating rat lately.)

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    Re: Rat Stir Sauteed With Spring Onion And Herbs

    Anything similar eaten in Isaan-just thinking of the Isaan food thread over on the Isaan forum

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    Re: Rat Stir Sauteed With Spring Onion And Herbs

    Quote Originally Posted by David_Loves_Ubonwan View Post
    You got me there.

    (Perhaps I should have mentioned that this recipe, and the two others I posted, come from a Vietnamese source. I posted because there has been a lot of discusion of eating rat lately.)

    David
    I think Vietnamese food quite often has sweet basil in it. Holy basil, the sharper flavoured one, seems to be unique to Thai food. So sweet basil might be the go for anyone planning to cook this.

    BTW: Does anyone know if rice field rats are a different species to your common or garden rats that it really wouldn't be a good idea to chow down on?

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    Re: Rat Stir Sauteed With Spring Onion And Herbs

    Quote Originally Posted by billk View Post
    I think Vietnamese food quite often has sweet basil in it. Holy basil, the sharper flavoured one, seems to be unique to Thai food. So sweet basil might be the go for anyone planning to cook this.

    BTW: Does anyone know if rice field rats are a different species to your common or garden rats that it really wouldn't be a good idea to chow down on?
    I read a couple of days back, not sure if it was in one of the recent posts or something I looked up, that the're are actually Bandicoots, which is a marsupial. Not 100% sure about that though.

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    Re: Rat Stir Sauteed With Spring Onion And Herbs

    I have heard some stories about people who are used to eating rice field rats eating town rats and dying from it. Maybe rice field rats are just particularly clean but I wouldn't be surprised if we were talking different species.

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