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Author Topic: Conscience Free Food (pheasant roadkill)  (Read 604 times)
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« on: January 19, 2019, 08:36:53 PM »

Went for a country drive with the other half yesterday.  Cheesy

Suddenly I stopped and shifted into reverse, parked, then jumped out. Grin

SHMBO wondered what was going on until I dropped a dead pheasant onto her lap. whistlie

Tomorrows dinner I excalaimed ! wackoteapot

Cats not sure whats going on. Huh
Nowty, I want it cooked, like that bronze Xmas turkey, not raw and wrapped in feathers. Angry

Im not too sure what to do with it either, but will have a go. Chop, chop, pluck, pluck ..... bike

Hmmmm, insides slimy and smelly. Lips Sealed

Its a bit hard work, but now begining to look like somthing from a supermarket. fingers crossed!
Although one leg has rigamortis. Shocked

Cooking with home grown onion, bay leaf, thyme and rosemary. ballspin

Roasted with green time shifted E7 elcey. fingers crossed!

Wow, its tender and very tasty, best I have had in years. extrahappy

Nowty, thats more like it.......... ralph

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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2019, 08:50:51 PM »

Very good -have you ever tried skinning them ?

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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2019, 12:06:54 AM »

I love the look the cat is giving you - what the F are you going to do with that?

After preparation and cooking, I guess you could not keep the cats away.

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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2019, 12:50:38 AM »


You are supposed to let them hang a while before eating........., haven't had any in ages.



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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2019, 06:49:54 AM »

I would second George, the lazy mans option skin for me. A cut along the breast then pull the skin and feathers back easy to take off the breasts peel back a bit more and expose the thigh and leg cut off the feet and done.  A friend at a local shoot occasionally gives me a brace as members can't be bothered to deal with feathers much to his disgust. All gratefully received.

A cracking job Nowty looking forward to coming to my lunch invite🤔😁.
Love the cat with attitude.

Not a big fan of gamey meat myself Richard straight off the road is good for me!

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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2019, 09:16:37 AM »

A local shooter once told me that females have bigger breasts and taste better.  Wink (Not sure if he was pulling my leg as he was a bit of a wag)

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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2019, 01:34:14 PM »

Dunking chickens in hot (65C or so ) water for a minute makes removing the feathers much easier.  Does this apply to pheasants?

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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2019, 06:16:06 AM »

I agree does make chicken plucking much easier, pheasant skin is much more fragile and tears very easily, hence skinning.
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