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Eating Alligator on Friday's During Lent (and the rest of the year)
Mirror of Justice ^ | 2/14/13

Posted on 02/15/2013 5:53:10 AM PST by marshmallow

If anyone remembers the story behind this great case of legal intepretation, please comment.



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1 posted on 02/15/2013 5:53:14 AM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Well, I’ve been to the Insta-Gator Ranch and “petted” those alligators. They sure didn’t seem like fish to me; more like reptiles...but what do I know?


2 posted on 02/15/2013 6:02:05 AM PST by MomofMarine
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To: MomofMarine

Alligator meat is delicious, if cooked correctly. If it’s not, it’s dry and stringy.


3 posted on 02/15/2013 6:04:23 AM PST by travlnmn41
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To: MomofMarine

Gators good “LENT or not, just don’t over cook it.


4 posted on 02/15/2013 6:06:12 AM PST by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: travlnmn41

I know; I’ve had it many times. (I’m in Texas.)


5 posted on 02/15/2013 6:12:08 AM PST by MomofMarine
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To: MomofMarine

“I know; I’ve had it many times. (I’m in Texas.)”

It is best on a stick, not a bun. I love gator and I am in Texas too.


6 posted on 02/15/2013 6:15:50 AM PST by buffaloguy
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To: travlnmn41

is it white meat or red?


7 posted on 02/15/2013 6:22:32 AM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Mr. K

Green.


8 posted on 02/15/2013 6:24:05 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: MomofMarine

Silly. Do you really expect people to list every species, order, or genus when speaking about eating fish for Lent?


9 posted on 02/15/2013 6:41:00 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Safetgiver

There’s a whole new category of meat I have never tried??!!


10 posted on 02/15/2013 6:44:05 AM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: buffaloguy

Oh snap!


11 posted on 02/15/2013 6:47:54 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: travlnmn41

Very tasty the way the French Market Grill in Augusta, Ga. cooks it. Mmmmmmmmmmm. Deliciousness!


12 posted on 02/15/2013 7:07:14 AM PST by ruesrose (The Anchor Holds)
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To: marshmallow

Muskrat is (or was) considered ‘fish’ in parts of Michigan and thus proper lenten fare.


13 posted on 02/15/2013 7:37:12 AM PST by Oratam
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To: marshmallow

OK, folks, you need a Catholic Coon Ass to set you straight. This all goes back to Meatless Fridays. In Louisiana what constitutes meat and non-meat becomes a problem. The solution is: warm blooded creature = meat; cold blooded creature = non-meat. So one can eat frog legs, gator, snake (any reptile) because they aren’t classified as meat. Now here’s a good one - absolutely true - from the same era. In Cajun country there is a fowl called the Pouldeau (pulldo). Cajuns had a special dispensation allowing them to eat pouldeau on Friday because the bird ate only fish and reptiles so it was classified as “fish” by extension (you are what you eat). If you have ever eaten a pouldeau you understand that the dispensation wasn’t a blessing because they are awful tasting - stinky, fishy smelling, tough chicken!


14 posted on 02/15/2013 7:45:45 AM PST by Repulican Donkey
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To: Repulican Donkey

Nutria Rat on a Stick is quite the delicacy up here in North Louisiana.


15 posted on 02/15/2013 7:51:02 AM PST by abb
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To: marshmallow

It’s OK to eat beaver too.

“Giraldus Cambrensis in his Itinerary of Archbishop Baldwin through Wales reports that “in Germany and the arctic regions,” “great and religious persons,” eat the tail of beavers as “fish” because of its superficial resemblance to “both the taste and colour of fish.” The animal was also very abundant in Wales at the time.[17]”


16 posted on 02/15/2013 8:07:00 AM PST by shove_it (Long ago Huxley, Orwell and Rand warned us about 0banana's USA.)
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To: marshmallow

Crawfish ain’t no fish either, but it’s consumed more on Friday’s (and every day) during Lent than all other fish species combined down here in Cajun country (SW Louisiana).
There’s a reason God let the crawfish season happen during Lent. :)


17 posted on 02/15/2013 8:23:14 AM PST by NY Cajun
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To: marshmallow

Idiot. Alligator is chicken, so not allowed. Dolphin is permitted,


18 posted on 02/15/2013 8:26:39 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (I think, therefore I am what I yam, and that's all I yam - "Popeye" Descartes)
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To: shove_it

What about Manatee?


19 posted on 02/15/2013 11:53:56 AM PST by Gadsden1st
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To: Mr. K

It’s more white meat — imagine a slightly fishy pork roast. It’s actually very good — I had it stewed with tomatoes, onions, celery and cajun spices. Yum!


20 posted on 02/15/2013 3:44:23 PM PST by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

i was imagining a cross between lobster and prok roast - which would be great

dammit... now I gotta go get some lobster tonight


21 posted on 02/15/2013 5:02:10 PM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Mr. K
a cross between lobster and prok roast

You're not too far off -- if I remember right, the grain of the meat was more towards the pork roast, though. But because it had been simmered for a while, it was very tender.

Dangit, now you're making me hungry. Enjoy your lobster!!

22 posted on 02/15/2013 6:42:43 PM PST by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: travlnmn41
Alligator meat is delicious, if cooked correctly.

There's a place in Hattiesburg, MS that serves gator and it is tender enough to cut with a fork. The sauce on it is delicious, too.

23 posted on 02/15/2013 6:58:53 PM PST by stboz
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To: marshmallow

‘Gator is actually very good, so is ostrich. You haven’t lived until you’ve had ostrich jerky. Much better than rattlesnake or turtle soup. Obama has declared dog is much more tender than either. (True, not made up. On the level.) Frog legs suck.

That reminds me...Ostrich Festival is in a couple weeks, and there’s bound to be a feast. Races for sure.


24 posted on 02/15/2013 7:23:01 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Oratam

Well if we go down the road of state houses.... Oklahoma considers the watermelon a vegetable. Its their state vegetable..............


25 posted on 02/16/2013 10:21:58 AM PST by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: shove_it

Spanish explorers and conquistadores in the new world would eat manatee during Lent, referring to it as, “the fish that tasted like beef.”


26 posted on 02/16/2013 10:26:46 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Gadsden1st

See my #26.


27 posted on 02/16/2013 10:28:12 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: marshmallow
Swannee, how I luv ya, how I luv ya....

"Quit looking at me like that!"

28 posted on 02/16/2013 10:28:25 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Joe 6-pack; Oratam
It was said in the French/Canadian communities in the down-river suburbs of Detroit that beaver and mushrat(sic) were acceptable substitutes for fish during Lent because the Detroit River was so polluted that the fish were inedible. A special dispensation was granted by the RC Church because the animals were so plentiful. It seemed odd to me as the main diet of the animals was probably fish from the Detroit River.
29 posted on 02/16/2013 11:50:52 AM PST by shove_it (Long ago Huxley, Orwell and Rand warned us about 0banana's USA.)
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