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Majas Part 2, Killing and Prepping..

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The killing part appears to be quite straight and forward: campasinos (the ‘people that work and live in the country’) set traps at night with a crude version of a shotgun attached to a tripwire at about 4-6 inches off the ground.  The string fires a 16 gauge shell at many the head and neck of the animal and it can be found the next morning.  Traps are many always taken down in the morning because nobody wants their cows or dogs or little kids to be shot in the ankles with a shotgun.

This is how the dirty job gets done.

This is how the dirty job gets done.

Prepping is like alot of small animals, the body is dipped in boiling water to make the fur easier to pull off and the skin is scrubbed to clean.  After which the knife comes out and you can cut off the nipples and remove the internal organs, see below..

The 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 fried in oil.


Written by galbavy

October 7, 2013 at 12:29 am

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  1. so, what kind of animal is that? also, at the end…is that 4 little babies, or 4 turds?


    October 8, 2013 at 3:16 am

    • Don’t know if you saw the 1st post I had about the Majas or Paca, I think it might be called in the states; but it’s a really big rodent about the size of a medium sized dog and it’s really good. But yeah, at the end you get to see a few turds fall out of the digestive system..


      October 8, 2013 at 1:28 pm

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