Snapping turtle soup

What you need
1 1/2 cups diced snapping turtle meat
2 quarts beef stock
1 bay leaf
1 clove mace
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 drops Tabasco sauce
1 hard-cooked egg white, diced
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup sherry

What you do
Combine turtle meat, beef stock, bay leaf, mace, lemon juice and Tabasco sauce in a kettle.
Bring to boiling and cook turtle meat until tender.
Remove bay leaf and mace.
Add egg white and season with salt and pepper.
Add sherry after removing from heat.
Serves 8.



Bob's beer batter fish

What you need
Catfish fillets
1 cup Bisquick
1 egg
1/2 stick butter or oleo
1 can of beer (maybe more)
Salt and pepper
Pinch of mustard

What you do
Mix egg, beer, Bisquick, salt, pepper and mustard in a bowl.
Depending upon the amount of catfish fillets, you may have to adjust the amount of flour and beer.
Melt butter or oleo in a frying pan.
Coat fillets with mixture and fry until golden brown.
Serve with cabin potatoes and... more beer.

Grilled brookies

What you need
6-8 whole brook trout.
8-ounce bottle of Caesar salad dressing.
2 tablespoons chopped parsley.

What you do
Make 3 light slashes on each side of trout.
Pour dressing into 9- by 13-inch baking pan. Stir in parsley.
Place fish in dressing and coat both sides. Cover and refrigerate for 3-4 hours, turning occasionally.
Remove fish from marinade and place in grill basket.
Cook over medium heat in covered grill, basting frequently with leftover marinade.
Grill about 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork.


Cooler corn

What you need
Sweet corn (1-2 dozen or more ears)
Heavy duty cooler
Water
Salt

What you do
Husk sweet corn and place in clean cooler.
Cover corn with boiling water.
Close lid and keep closed for 1 hour.
Remove corn and salt to taste.
Guests will be surprised how sweet and tender the corn tastes.

Catfish soup

What you need
3 pounds catfish fillets cut up
2 quarts cold water
1 sliced onion
1 chopped stalk of celery
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons parsley

What to do
Combine all ingredients into kettle and cook over slow heat. Stir occasionally and cook until fish flakes into pieces. Serve hot.