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He Shops, He Scores!!!

post #1 of 14
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Been a while since I've posted...been busy fighting off hurricanes. Not many problens up here in Bush but man, the gulf coast was swamped with high water from the storm surge. Thousands of nutria were washed out of the Louisiana marshes and ended up on Mississippi's gulf coast. Crazy stuff. A lot of people got water here in the lower parishes. Enough of the hurricanes...

Anyway, on a lighter note I passed a lil grocery store yesterday and the sign said "Pork Ribs, 89 cents a lb. Went to a friends house and got an ice chest beings I was 60 miles from my house, and went in.
Not only were the ribs 89 cents a pound but they were ALREADY trimmed St. Louis style. So I filled my ice chest,,,right at 25 pounds.
They also had something else they called babybacks for 2 bucks a pound but they did not look like any BB's that I've ever seen. It looked like a smaller version of spares but they seemed real thin and like almost no meat. If they were real BB's I woulda filled the bed of the truck and iced them down for 2 bucks a lb. The box had a name on them but for the life of me, I cannot remember what it said.
Anyone have any idea what these ribs mighta been?

We having company coming this weekend and they wanna go to the "All Ya Can Eat" seafood buffet around here so smoking's out. Hopfully the weekend after this one I can get something going.
Till then...SmokeOn!PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #2 of 14
Hey Nick, glad to hear you made it through the storm!!

Nice score on those ribs.cool.gif
post #3 of 14
Smoked nutria, nutria on a stick, nutria puree'.....hmmm. biggrin.gif

Glad you made it out OK.
post #4 of 14

Have to ask

WHat the heck is Nutria?

post #5 of 14
If i remember right its a a huge marsh rat looking beast that migrated from south america
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post #7 of 14
Wow, did you steal those ribs or what? Congrats on the Big Save!
post #8 of 14

Those little BB's

A while back I was ordering meat for the rest. I was working. The supplier taunted he had a real special on ribs for me(the rest.) and they were only .99lb. I immediatley ask him to show me the product(he had some in his truck cooler). I recognized them as Danish Ribs (import) that I had the displeasure of cooking at another place. They were like these pigs had been trained for racing; not much fat and just meaty enough to do a 30min. smoke before they dryout. That's just my thought . Has anyone else seen these? Or was it just the SC people getting rid of junk?cool.gif
post #9 of 14
I have tried them like 3 times in the past few years and they are always a disappointment. they are no bargain at $0.00.
post #10 of 14
Thread Starter 
BINGO! That is what it said on the 10 lb boxes.....And you're right, super lean with almost NO meat to boot!
post #11 of 14
Took the words outta my mouth!
Nutria Ribs.
Nutria "strips" on a salad.
Deep fried Nutria.
Nutria Biltong!
Nutria gumbo.
Now I sound like that guy with the lips from Forrest Gump! :)
post #12 of 14
That's a great price. I was happy to pick up a couple of butts and some spare ribs this weekend for $1.29 a pound.

The butts are smoking right now; sitting at that 160° plateau right now.
post #13 of 14
Nice score manPDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #14 of 14
Coypu (no idea why you lot call them nutria, possibly cos they're good to eat and nutritious ?) - used to be plenty of coypu in the english canals, they were brought over to eat some mad imported weed that had started clogging up the canals. They're a south american rodent, might have ended up in the states naturally.
They did eat the weed - but they also dug big burrows and undermined the canal banks lol
I think thay've pretty much died out now - got a vague feeling that the escaped and rapidly spreading mink ate them all. Mind you, now that otters are making a comeback in the watercourses the mink are being killed by the otters. Kind of full circle back to a native critter.

Anyway that's the nature lecture over with lol.
I just popped in to say how utterly green with envy I am.
$.99 a pound for ribs !!!!
Holy cow (sacred pig ? ;-), ribs are just about the most expensive bit of the pig in england (I put it down to the vast numbers of chinese takeaways that hoover them up long before the rest of us can get in).
Thats 55 pence a pound, that's even cheap for potatos and oinions lol. Man I tell you you people don't know you're born.
And don't get me started on the price of beef - I just don't eat it anymore.
Stiil I suppose for once it's a good time to be a livestock farmer, just a lousy time to be a meat eater :-)

Congrats on the score - really I'm not at all bitter ;-)
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