After cleaning turtle, soak meat in salt water at least 30 minutes or overnight in the refrigerator if to be used the next day.

Parboil turtle in a pressure cooker or boiling pot until meat is ready to fall off the bones. Season the water with a dash of black papper, dash of vinegar, some diced celery, and some bell pepper (1 bell pepper and 1 stalk of celery).

Make your own barbecue sauce or combinethe following and stir to mix well:

1 1/2 cups bottled barbecue sauce with onion bits
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 cup catsup
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
Dash of bottled hot sauce


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place turtle in suitable size baking dish based on amount of turtle you are cooking. Pour sauce over meat. Place in oven and let sauce get hot. Watch and baste often. When sauce is hot and boiling, lower the temperature to 200 degrees F. Minimum time in oven is usually 30-40 minutes.


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