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2014/01/26 17:02:09 (permalink)

Brunswick Stew

This is our Soup of the week, problem is, about 5% of customers coming in here have any idea what it is! Is this such an unusual Stew that so many are clueless to what it is? BTW, it's a killer, wish I had a pic!
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    Re:Brunswick Stew 2014/01/26 17:48:42 (permalink)
    You're allowed to serve squirrel? I'll be right there!
     
    It's a lot less common than it used to be, though, so it doesn't surprise me that folks don't know what it is.
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    Re:Brunswick Stew 2014/01/26 17:58:21 (permalink)
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    This is our Soup of the week, problem is, about 5% of customers coming in here have any idea what it is! Is this such an unusual Stew that so many are clueless to what it is? BTW, it's a killer, wish I had a pic!

    Why don't you trade one of your limousines in on a camera?

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    Re:Brunswick Stew 2014/01/26 20:41:39 (permalink)
    Cut down to 3 btls of Vodka a week and buy a camera. Tom, I don't think most people know what Brunswick stew is.........
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    Re:Brunswick Stew 2014/01/26 21:02:55 (permalink)
    I not only know what it is, I've what seems like 400 squirrels running around outside the house just itching to be part of it.
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    Re:Brunswick Stew 2014/01/26 22:41:18 (permalink)
    TOM, 
    Ignore them. I've never had squirrel in my Brunswick stew. Out here, opossum is much more tender.
    Please send me a gallon. And put it on MH's tab.
     

     
    post edited by EdSails - 2014/01/26 22:42:22
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    Re:Brunswick Stew 2014/01/26 22:46:36 (permalink)
    PS......I ordered you a present. A new camera. The pictures show up instantly!
     

     
     
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    Re:Brunswick Stew 2014/01/27 02:48:18 (permalink)
    There are so many versions of Brunswick Stew in the south, they're sometimes unrecognizable as Brunswick Stew. 
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    Re:Brunswick Stew 2014/01/27 07:31:54 (permalink)
    Does yours have generous amounts of corn and baby lima beans? 
     
    My mouth waters at the very thought of this Southern Specialty.
     
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    post edited by MetroplexJim - 2014/01/27 07:34:50
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    Re:Brunswick Stew 2014/01/27 12:12:14 (permalink)
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    chewingthefat

    This is our Soup of the week, problem is, about 5% of customers coming in here have any idea what it is! Is this such an unusual Stew that so many are clueless to what it is? BTW, it's a killer, wish I had a pic!

    Why don't you trade one of your limousines in on a camera?

    I haven't been using my G 650's much, maybe one of those.

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    Re:Brunswick Stew 2014/01/27 12:16:17 (permalink)
    Michael Hoffman

    I not only know what it is, I've what seems like 400 squirrels running around outside the house just itching to be part of it.

    As trigger happy as you are, 400 squirrels running around your backyard??? What happened, did you run out of ammo?
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    Re:Brunswick Stew 2014/01/27 12:19:57 (permalink)
    EdSails

    PS......I ordered you a present. A new camera. The pictures show up instantly!





    Thanks Ed, I got a bunch of young waitresses that want me to take pictures of them, not here though!

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    Re:Brunswick Stew 2014/01/27 12:21:22 (permalink)
    pnwchef

    Cut down to 3 btls of Vodka a week and buy a camera. Tom, I don't think most people know what Brunswick stew is.........

    From my 6 ???
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    Re:Brunswick Stew 2014/01/27 12:25:41 (permalink)
    You could really save some money by cutting down on the cranberry juice. I save by cutting down on the pellets I use for killing squirrels in the yard. Nowadays I never take a shot unless I can kill three at once. It's hard to get them lined up so a pellet will go in the ear of the closest one and come out after passing through the ears of the other two.
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    Re:Brunswick Stew 2014/01/27 12:30:33 (permalink)
    MetroplexJim

    Does yours have generous amounts of corn and baby lima beans? 

    My mouth waters at the very thought of this Southern Specialty.

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    Thank you in advance. 
     

    Yep Jim, lots of corn and baby limas, seems like they are standard ingredients, you can put damn near anything else in to make Brunswick Stew, I put in pulled pork, brisket, and a sliced southern spicy sausage, and about 10 spices, vinegar, worstershire, Sylvia's hot sauce, tomatoes, beer, and whatever else that wasn't moving around!

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    Re:Brunswick Stew 2014/01/27 12:55:18 (permalink)
    OK. I'll go with your pulled pork and brisket, in or out of any stew.
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    Re:Brunswick Stew 2014/01/27 13:03:07 (permalink)
    Michael Hoffman

    You could really save some money by cutting down on the cranberry juice. I save by cutting down on the pellets I use for killing squirrels in the yard. Nowadays I never take a shot unless I can kill three at once. It's hard to get them lined up so a pellet will go in the ear of the closest one and come out after passing through the ears of the other two.

    It's not hard to do if you train them properly!
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    Re:Brunswick Stew 2014/01/27 18:23:10 (permalink)
    just so happens I'm making a pot of Brunswick stew tomorrow for supper...
     
    Got some leftover smoked brisket and pulled pork from the freezer....saved just for this purpose.
     
    Add in potatoes, tomatoes, corn, limas, onion, some barbecue sauce, lemon juice for sharpness, along with some worchestershire, maybe some ketchup, too.  Let it all cook down; and serve with corn muffins.  Great winter meal.
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    Re:Brunswick Stew 2014/01/27 19:05:28 (permalink)
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    MetroplexJim

    Does yours have generous amounts of corn and baby lima beans? 

    My mouth waters at the very thought of this Southern Specialty.

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    Click on the link icon above.
    Paste the URL to share with us!
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    Thank you in advance. 
     

    Yep Jim, lots of corn and baby limas, seems like they are standard ingredients, you can put damn near anything else in to make Brunswick Stew, I put in pulled pork, brisket, and a sliced southern spicy sausage, and about 10 spices, vinegar, worstershire, Sylvia's hot sauce, tomatoes, beer, and whatever else that wasn't moving around!

    That sounds fantastic.
     
    Individuals who have never had Brunswick Stew are really missing one of the South's greatest culinary concoctions.  Truly, you have the proper Southern Spirit of 'concoction'!
     
    You should make it a regular menu item as do many Eastern Carolina 'cue spots.
     
    I like your basic ingredients.  Keep it meaty; small dice on the the potatos; add a few green beans. 
    post edited by MetroplexJim - 2014/01/27 19:09:17
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    Re:Brunswick Stew 2014/01/27 19:15:58 (permalink)
    I've eaten a lot of it since moving up here in 2006, all of it at Q joints. Smoky pulled pork and/or chicken, sometimes some sausage, corn, maybe limas, and some tomato component. Some great, none bad, and none containing squirrel. btw, where do you stand on the issue of origin?
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    Re:Brunswick Stew 2014/01/27 19:39:26 (permalink)
    I got some Blue-jays that are well corn (and seed) fed that can replace the chicken..and it's either a possum or a raccoon that keeps stealing the suet feeder every night...the whole damn feeder! (we now bring the new one in at dusk!).  Only ingredient you didn't mention was Okra...isn't that a staple of the dish?
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    Re:Brunswick Stew 2014/01/27 20:29:23 (permalink)
    Okra? That would be Brunswick gumbo.
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    Re:Brunswick Stew 2014/01/27 22:23:48 (permalink)
    Okra is pretty much a thickener in lieu of flour in the gravy part.
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    Re:Brunswick Stew 2014/01/28 00:24:00 (permalink)
    I've never had a Brunswick Stew with okra or flour.
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    Re:Brunswick Stew 2014/01/28 01:00:01 (permalink)
    I don't think I have either.
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    Re:Brunswick Stew 2014/01/28 01:15:05 (permalink)
    JayL

    I've never had a Brunswick Stew with okra or flour.

     
    I've had it many times with okra, which provides natural thickening. Brunswick Stew really seems to be full of variations even from county to county, so I'm not surprised that the ones you've had did not contain okra. The ones I had in Alabama did, although I can't remember if it did in North Carolina. 
     
     
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    Re:Brunswick Stew 2014/01/28 13:16:54 (permalink)
    porkbeaks

    I've eaten a lot of it since moving up here in 2006, all of it at Q joints. Smoky pulled pork and/or chicken, sometimes some sausage, corn, maybe limas, and some tomato component. Some great, none bad, and none containing squirrel. btw, where do you stand on the issue of origin?

    I've read somewhere in Virginia, but I guess Brunswick, Georgia could lay claim!

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    Re:Brunswick Stew 2014/01/28 15:57:38 (permalink)
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    porkbeaks

    I've eaten a lot of it since moving up here in 2006, all of it at Q joints. Smoky pulled pork and/or chicken, sometimes some sausage, corn, maybe limas, and some tomato component. Some great, none bad, and none containing squirrel. btw, where do you stand on the issue of origin?

    I've read somewhere in Virginia, but I guess Brunswick, Georgia could lay claim!

    Born & raised in Virginia, but couldn't prove that it originated there. Ate my Mom's Brunswick stew since I was old enough to remember, but she was from North Carolina. I make a pot of it every New Year's Day (cook my black-eyed peas on the side, lol) using my Mom's basic recipe: White & dark meat chicken, white "shoe-peg" corn, lima beans , potatos, onions, tomatos, salt, pepper, a little Worstershire and a dash (or two) of Tabasco. Start it early in the morning and let it simmer all day.
    My late Father-in law who was also from Carolina always asked why I didn't put okra in it, but Mom didn't, so I stick to her recipe.
     
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    Re:Brunswick Stew 2014/01/30 04:56:00 (permalink)
    If it doesn't have squirrel in it can it be "real" Brunswick Stew?  Not in my old neighborhood.
     
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    Re:Brunswick Stew 2014/01/30 07:40:20 (permalink)
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    MetroplexJim

    Does yours have generous amounts of corn and baby lima beans? 

    My mouth waters at the very thought of this Southern Specialty.

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    Likely, they have a cell phone or an I-pad. 
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    Click/press "post message".
    Thank you in advance. 
     

    Yep Jim, lots of corn and baby limas, seems like they are standard ingredients, you can put damn near anything else in to make Brunswick Stew, I put in pulled pork, brisket, and a sliced southern spicy sausage, and about 10 spices, vinegar, worstershire, Sylvia's hot sauce, tomatoes, beer, and whatever else that wasn't moving around!

     
    Chewy, 

    1)  Still waiting for the pictures ("E.Z." instructions above).
    2)  How did your customers like it?
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