Iguana - Chicken of the Trees - Wild from Puerto Rico
These are whole lizards from Puerto Rico, head removed, gutted and skinned. They are curled up in the package and look totally cool on the grill. In fact a local restaurant did a South American themed dinner and used our Iguana (Frank) as the main appetizer.
The chef marinated the him in pineapple juice, garlic, and some fresh herbs over night. He rinsed this off and them tossed Frank on the Grill to char and impose a smoke flavor upon the meat. It took about 10 minutes to get some good color on Frank prior to putting him in a kettle filled with coconut milk, lemon grass, and whatever else chef felt like putting in the stewing pot. Frank braised for about 2-3 hours or until the meat started to falling from his bones. Chef removed him from the pot and shredded all of the meat off the bones. He placed the braised meat on a toasted crustini with a smoked garlic and ginger mayonnaise and topped it with a spritz of fresh lemon and fresh snipped chives. Needless to say - chef did not inform his guests that they were eating Frank until the end of the dinner - at which time he had a contest to see if anyone could guess the mystery appetizer - no one guessed correctly, but everyone loved the appetizer. As a consolation, we presented Frank's skeleton at the end of the night for all to take in and awe over. Frank disappeared that evening - never to be seen again.
Feel free to name your iguana as you see fit.
Expect to receive 1 @ 6.10-6.20 Pound Iguana per order. Iguanas are shipped frozen.
Yes, we ate that!
Posted by Jeri on 24th Apr 2017
I bought a "chicken of the trees" for mystery meat night at our family camping weekend for the freak out factor! Little did we know how tasty it would be. A sweet spicy dry rub and steamed in pineapple juice made this very yummy. I only wish they weren't so expensive so we can try it again with another recipe.