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"Wait... you're making TURTLE soup??!"
"Wait... you're making TURTLE soup??!"

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Challenge: Recipe (Food) IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Date: Jul 25, 2011
Date Uploaded: Jul 25, 2011

Please don't make this... Yuck!
No turtles were harmed in the making of this image. In fact, he ate the peas. :)

* Exported from MasterCook *


Recipe By :
Serving Size : 1 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Penndutch Soups

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
3 1/2 lb Veal knuckle
1 c Chicken fat
1 x *or:
1 c Butter
3 qt Broth, beef
1 x *or:
4 qt Broth, beef
2 c Wine, dry sherry
1 c Flour
1 ea Turtle **
2 ea Carrot, diced
3 ea Onion, finely chopped
2 ea Celery, sticks, chopped
1/4 ts Thyme
1/2 ts Marjoram
1 ea Bay leaf
3 ea Cloves, whole
3 ea Sl Lemon
1 d Tabasco
1 x Salt & pepper
1 ea Egg, hard boiled, chopped
2 c Tomato, strained

** Meat from one snapper turtle, cut in small pieces.
Have knuckles broken into 2 inch pieces. Place
knuckles in a roasting pan and add the butter or
chicken fat, onions, celery, carrots, thyme, marjoram,
cloves, bay leaf, salt and pepper. Bake at 400-F until
brown. Remove from oven and add flour, mixing well and
cook 30 minutes longer. Pour browned mixture into a
large soup kettle, add the broth and tomatoes, and
cook slowly for 3-1/2 hours. Combine the snapper meat
with 1 cup sherry, some salt, the tabasco and lemon
slices, and simmer for 10 minutes. Strain the soup and
combine the two mixtures. Add the chopped egg and the
balance of the sherry and serve immediately.
Source: Pennsylvania Dutch Cook Book - Fine Old
Recipes, Culinary Arts Press, 1936.


Place: 21 out of 41
Avg (all users): 5.8923
Avg (commenters): 7.5714
Avg (participants): 5.4800
Avg (non-participants): 5.9905
Views since voting: 593
Views during voting: 271
Votes: 130
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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08/05/2011 09:00:25 AM
Peas? You didn't mention it should be stuffed with peas. No wonder it did not taste as expected, I'll have to redo it.
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08/05/2011 08:50:17 AM
I loved this...I gave it a 10!! really should have been a ribbon!!!
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08/05/2011 12:52:03 AM
Something I just noticed on this shot that I really like is the way the greenery in the background mimics the the shape of the turtles right um... foot? Paw? what do you call them on turtles. Anyway I like how the shape is mimicked.
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08/05/2011 12:13:19 AM
haha that is cute! I bet he is glad you did not feel like making the soup :)
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08/05/2011 12:06:48 AM
Haha funny idea, that's the cutest turtle! Here's a ghost 10. Can't vote unfortunately.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/04/2011 12:56:43 PM
Very clever... nice shot... talented model.
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08/04/2011 12:15:53 PM
This seems kind of washed out.
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08/02/2011 04:10:35 PM
Cute. I like the softness of the photograph but I think if the turtle were processed on a different layer with a little more contrast or added blacks it would stand out more. I can show you what I mean after the challenge is over if you'd like. (just pm me)
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08/02/2011 10:39:55 AM
LOL,good shot too.
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08/01/2011 01:03:02 PM
I love how detailded the turtle is, the green in the background, and the title, which explains it all. I like the composition of round and curly shapes in the background.
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07/30/2011 01:09:13 AM
LOL! Lydia, I presume. Sorry, just perusing, not voting. But delightful and very entertaining!
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07/29/2011 04:26:54 PM
Coming back to comment and bumping up the score as well. O.K. the turtle and the humor of the photo made me think of Alfred Bester's short story "Gourmet Dining in Outer Space". The chef in the story is hilarious and one course he made was turtle soup. But I am rambling away from the shot. Love the humor in the shot -it tips the scales away from the normal shelled out recipes;-p Details and color and composition are great. Love the bokeh backdrop with the eggs and greens that will be added to the soup. The turtle seems to be haming it up for the camera and the audience. My only plaint is the composition could use a dash more saturation and contrast between shadows/highlights - not too much mind, just a pinch more to bring it up a notch because it looks a tad washed out.
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07/29/2011 12:04:18 PM
lols, poor dude ... 10
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07/29/2011 12:03:05 AM
I was wondering if some live animals would make the cut ! I like it.
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