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Recipes from the swamp: How to cook turtle

Posted by Sam Haught on Sep 19, 2016 1:59:03 PM

Like alligator meat, turtle meat is considered a delicacy and can be hard to find unless you live in an area surrounded by water. It’s also considered to be an exotic meat, so it can get a little pricey. On average, boneless turtle meat costs between $25 to $35 a pound and can usually only be purchased online. Turtle meat is said to taste like veal, especially when fried, but even on the more expensive weeks, veal isn’t that pricey, so that has to mean something, right? A lot of work goes into cleaning the meat before preparing it, so we recommend purchasing it ready to cook to avoid some of the hassle.

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Topics: Chomp House Grill

Swamp delicacies brought to you by the Chomp House Grill

Posted by Sam Haught on May 25, 2016 10:44:04 AM

Whether you realize it or not, what you eat on vacation is just as important as what you do. How many times have you scrolled through your Instagram or Facebook feed and seen the unique (or just plain weird) things your friends are eating. You start thinking, "What is that? Where did they get that?" Or occasionally, "Where do I get some of that?!" While people may think they have to travel across an ocean to try unique delicacies, the swamp has its own special treats unique to Florida. Here are four Florida delicacies that you can try at the Chomp House Grill

1. Frog Legs
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Topics: Chomp House Grill

What can I do at Wild Florida? Eat, Buggy, Airboat, Repeat.

Posted by Sam Haught on Jun 16, 2015 9:52:00 AM

You can ride an airboat at Wild Florida morning, noon, or night, but there is so much more to being in the Middle of Nowhere! If you're asking yourself, "What can I do at Wild Florida?", look no further.

  • Foodies – The Chomp House Grill turns out some of the best barbecue around. Did you know we employ a full-time chef at our restaurant?

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Topics: Wildlife Park, Ranch Buggy Tour, Chomp House Grill, Airboat Tours

So, who is Nia, and what’s her name doing on a Gator Po’ Boy?

Posted by Sam Haught on Jun 13, 2015 10:05:00 AM

Collaboration and inspiration often lead to great things.

It’s what led to the creation of Nia’s Gator Po’ Boy on the menu of Wild Florida’s Chomp House Grill.

When visiting Wild Florida recently, Nia Bridgewater wanted to try eating gator, but she wanted it on a sandwich. Executive Chef Ramon Ayala asked if she had ever eaten a Po’ Boy – the New Orleans-style sandwich on a baguette and topped with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, mayonnaise and pickles.

Nia, a doctor and a professor specializing in obstetrics in England, had never heard of a Po’ Boy, but was willing to give it a try. She liked it, and Chef Ramon named the sandwich in her honor for collaborating with him on this new menu item.

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Topics: Chomp House Grill

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