He is almost as endearing as a household pet but edible! The boys are going on Boot Camp tomorrow so I thought I'd carb them up with a bit of bush tucker before they left- a Lizardy Last Supper if you will.
The oven has been off through the last few hot weeks but ripe bananas call for banana bread to be baked.
I throw some LSA and walnuts in mine to fill those skinny little swimmers when they get home from school.
It makes the house smell goooood.
Mum always said to bake at least two things if the oven was on so I decided on the baked blue tongue to pique their interest. The recipe is my own spin on a Real Living one (they did a snake) that uses Pork mince. I just use beef mince, grated carrot, chopped onion and celery, eggs, lots of fresh thyme from the garden and salt and pepper. Fry off the veges, mix it all together by hand..
then stuff your lizard. It's just that bought puff pastry sprinkled with sesame seeds. Mine don't like poppy seeds so it's an albino lizard. The stuffed legs are necessary, like little sausage rolls. The tongue is food colouring on pastry. Seriously simple! He looks all soft and newly hatched here.
After baking for 40 minutes or so he was a bit more scaly and reptilian.
mmmmmm! Smell that lizard!
Would you like one leg or two? The lizard drumsticks amuse me entirely. They just make me laugh!
I recommend making several tongues if you have multiple offspring. Due to an unfortunate incident over the custody of the actual blue tongue, one diner took her meal in her room. She found her supper waiting for her and it was still hot.
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