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Armadillo in Mustard Sauce



  • 1 1/4 cups dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed (optional)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. rosemary
  • 1 med. onion, sliced thin
  • 1 armadillo, cleaned and cut into serving pieces
  • 1 1/4 cups light cream
  • 1 tbsp. brown mustard (e.g. Gulden's) or Poupon Dijon
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch


  1. Mix all ingredients of marinade and add armadillo. Marinate about 8 hrs., turning meat occasionally.
  2. Remove armadillo and reserve marinade. Melt butter in deep skillet and brown armadillo pieces.
  3. Pour in marinade and bring to a boil. Stir in seasoning, cover and simmer until tender (about 1 - 1 1/4 hours.)
  4. Remove skillet from the fire and place armadillo pieces on a warmed platter.
  5. Mix mustard and cornstarch, then mix in cream. Return skillet to low heat and stir in this mixture a little at a time.
  6. Stir sauce until hot, but not boiling, and thickened. Pour sauce over armadillo.
  7. Serve with steamed rice.

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