Recipes from the swamp: How to cook turtle

Sam Haught Chomp House Grill

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.