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Old 05-23-2014, 07:42 AM
 
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I've had slow-roasted caribou with garlic only once, and it was awesome. Otherwise, I'm totally NOT a fan of game meat of any kind, and I probably wouldn't have liked the caribou if it had been prepared any other way. It wasn't expensive - it was free. My friend's husband shot it himself when he went hunting. It's also not especially odd in Maine and parts of Canada. But it was pretty odd here in Connecticut

There's a fish market near me that gets wild-caught sock-eye salmon that a friend of theirs smokes for them, and then they slice it to order. The commercial stuff in the supermarkets is very expensive - something like $40/pound (sold in 2-3-ounce packages). The fresh-smoked stuff I get is actually less expensive, because there's like - no overhead at all, no pre-packaging, no labels, no vacuum seal, and the market's owners do zero advertising and actually asked me NOT to tell anyone the name of the place because they both have arthritis and have difficulty slicing the fish. They just offer it as a courtesy for their regular customers. They also sell overstuffed *fresh* picked hot buttered lobster rolls for only $7. Crazy couple but they've been in business for around 40 years and refuse to retire (they're in their 80s and have no employees). The tiny shop itself is an oddity, and that salmon is definitely a delicacy.
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Old 05-23-2014, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Finland
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Oo that reminds me of another too expensive delicacy that I love - blazing salmon (salmon or rainbow trout that is nailed to planks standing vertically round an open fire and cooked that way - delightful mix of grilled and smoked which makes it doubly delicious)
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Old 05-23-2014, 08:31 AM
 
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Mangosteen. Expensive over here (>$10/lb), but over in Asia you can buy kilos for $3. Greatest fruit in the world. Food fit for a god.
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Old 05-23-2014, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I love marinated artichoke hearts as well but I really love a quality Brie or Camembert cheese. Found out my daughter at age 5 also loved Brie cheese. So every Christmas we go alone to the specialty cheese shop in our community and buy about 50$ worth of specialty cheeses for our own consumption.
The rest of the family is happy with Kraft. And I also love the rind on Brie. What a shame to cut it off.
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Old 05-23-2014, 12:33 PM
 
Location: League City, Texas
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Sturgeon or beluga whale?

I won't eat beluga.
This really did make me LOL. Gotta avoid those whale eggs

I love caviar, and usually do a grand "caviar tasting" annually on my birthday (which is in two days, hint, hint). We generally order it online--we just moved here to the Houston 'burbs, so while we could most likely buy it locally now, I guess I'll have to skip it this year after all the moving chaos we're still dealing with. .

My favorites are, believe it or not, domestic farm-raised Siberian Sturgeon & Paddlefish. I like it just as well as the imported versions, & it really is not that expensive.

I agree with Dirt Grinder on the jamon. I also love to get the different salmon species direct from Alaska on their annual runs, & I adore the differences merroir makes in oysters--just like terroir does in the fine wines I also enjoy.
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Old 05-23-2014, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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Prosciutto

Hot soppressata

Soft shell crabs

Soft Shell shrimp (I've only ever been able to get them as a special at Lotus of Siam in Vegas.

JUMBO King crab legs (which we stopped buying when they hit $18/lb and I haven't even seen them in the grocery stores in years. We don't bother with the regular ones or snow crab legs)

Salted black licorice (always imported)
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Old 05-23-2014, 01:07 PM
 
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I don't eat them often but I've tried insects and insect larvae that were delicious! Some taste like shrimp which makes sense since they are arthropods too. Some roasted insects have a roasted nutty flavor. They were a major part of the Greek and Roman diet.

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Old 05-23-2014, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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I don't eat them often but I've tried insects and insect larvae that were delicious! Some taste like shrimp which makes sense since they are arthropods too. Some roasted insects have a roasted nutty flavor. They were a major part of the Greek and Romain diet.
I'm with you on the insects - I love them (except grubs ). The flavor is definitely derived from what the insects eat. Roasted mealworms actually taste like pork skins.
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Old 05-23-2014, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Finland
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Prosciutto

Hot soppressata

Soft shell crabs

Soft Shell shrimp (I've only ever been able to get them as a special at Lotus of Siam in Vegas.

JUMBO King crab legs (which we stopped buying when they hit $18/lb and I haven't even seen them in the grocery stores in years. We don't bother with the regular ones or snow crab legs)

Salted black licorice (always imported)
Ah salty licorice is delicious! Also Tykisk Pebers Tyrkisk Peber - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia although my friends in the UK would always disagree with me about that...
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Old 05-23-2014, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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...Salted black licorice (always imported)
My child brought back some salted black licorice for me this week on a trip to IKEA.
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