Braised Squirrel Aurora by Hank Shaw. As much as I have read his blog and fell in love with his dishes and ingredients, I believe him that squirrel is tasty. I have to try this. Older squirrels need to be braised. Squirrels often have the flavor of the nuts they consume, especially those that live in one tree and eat only that nut, so he always cooks squirrel with some sort of nut.