Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Chilled....Monkey Brains

I think the recession has hit all of us pretty hard and these days shopping for groceries can be quite expensive. As a public service to those of you who may find a great deal on monkey meat at the local supermarket, or possibly live near a zoo, here is a recipe for...

Le Singe A La Tomate (Monkey with tomato sauce)
(Mmmmm ...fancy)
  • Soak the smoked monkey meat in water, then rinse and drain it.
  • Fry tomatoes, onions and chile pepper in hot palm oil.
  • Add tomato paste and the monkey meat.
  • Simmer until all is tender.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • (Recipe from
The recipe calls for it to be cooked until tender, but I like it nice and sticky. For wine choices, I think it depends on the monkey. If he were a young impish little scamp, I would go with a recent Beaujolais Nouveau. For an older monkey who thought he would live out the rest of his life on a nature preserve and didn't see that guy with the crescent-wrench sneaking up behind him, maybe a 8-10 year old Cabernet Sauvignon.

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