Recipe:Trilobites in Aspic
A very slightly sought after delicacy, trilobites in aspic is an extreme challenge to the modern chef. If necessary, larks' tongues can be substituted.
- Extract trilobite DNA from sample found in incompletely mineralized fossil at natural history museum.
- Call Michael Crichton to get his secret process for transforming the DNA into trilobite eggs. Discuss the anthropogenic climate change farce and its effect on trilobite growth rates. A Ouija board might come in handy.
- Hatch trilobite eggs in sterile ocean water at a lower salt concentration than currently present.
- Introduce larger and larger prey for them to eat as they grow, eg, plankton, then sea urchin larvae, then krill.
- Harvest your trilobites after their third molt, while the shell is still soft, freeze until you have enough for dinner.
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- Thaw the tasty trilobites.
- Sautee lightly in Devonian fern oil (you did get some fern DNA as well, right?).
- Put them in aspic (whatever that is) and chill.
- Serve on a bed of lettuce, with cocktail sauce (see here).
- Be careful not to let any live trilobites escape into the environment.
Makes a great appetizer before a nicely stuffed roast pterodactyl holiday dinner.
Note: Young Earth Creationists may be able to find more fresh items than the rest of us.