Sweet Pickled Beaver

Course : Meat - Game
Serves: 4
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1 medium Beaver, skinned and cleaned
1/2 Cup Vinegar
1 tablespoons Salt
2 teaspoon Soda
2 tablespoons Dry mustard
3 tablespoons Mixed pickling spice
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Ground cloves
1/2 Cup Brown sugar
1/2 Cup Dry white wine or apple juice
1 Cup Pineapple juice
1 medium Juice and grated rind of a lemon

Preparation / Directions:

1. Wash beaver thoroughly with salt water, then let soak overnight in enough cold water to cover, adding 1/2 cup vinegar and 1 tablespoon salt to the water

2. The next day, remove the beaver from the brine, wash and cover with a solution of 2 teaspoons soda to 2 quarts of water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.

3. Drain and rinse the beaver, then place it in a clean pot. Add water just to cover. Sprinkle mixed pickling spice on top, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes.

4. Drain and rinse beaver, pat dry and place in a roaster.

5. Mix mustard, spices, sugar, wine and fruit juices and spread over beaver.

6. Cover and roast at 325 degrees F. until tender, basting frequently.

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