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Majas..

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I realize this is a stereotypical Peace Corps experience, but got to munch on a very, very tasty animal today.  My twin in name only, Eduardo, in one of the annexes was glowing this morning because before our work day he was able to shoot and bring back a fresh Majas ‘Ma-Has’, or very large back-country rodent.

I thought at first his wife was preparing a very large guinea pig this morning; but this animal was about the size of a medium sized dog.  Supposedly it’s very healthy, feeding on grasses and local fruits; and it was something to look forward to for lunch throughout the morning.  Don’t know if I’m now fully into enjoying Peruvian meats; but the Majas was very, very good.  Sort of a cross between pig, cattle, and a little bit of guinea pig.  Not too fatty, and not too chewy…plus very small bones that pull out of the meat easily.  Supposedly, this animal sells for quite a bit per plate when served at some restaurants deeper in the jungle…I was luckily enough to have it served at a family lunch.  Only problem now I’m having is to figure out what this is called in the states.

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Written by galbavy

September 6, 2013 at 4:24 am

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  1. […] body is then hung in the middle of the kitchen (like the photo in my last post) and eventually cooked to the consumers liking.  I prefer chicharon style which is many chunks […]

  2. How about “Road Kill” for a name?

    Ed Galbavy

    October 8, 2013 at 2:45 am


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