A reminder of why we do meaties....

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by booker81, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. booker81

    booker81 Redneck Tech Girl

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    ...nom nom nom!!

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    One of this spring's birds. [​IMG] Rubbed with olive oil, sprinkled with sea salt and fresh ground coarse pepper, some minced garlic, and some butter slid under the skin against the breast (because I love butter).

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  2. jasonm11

    jasonm11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can I get mine to go? [​IMG]
     
  3. zzGypsy

    zzGypsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that's a beautiful bird!
    what breed do you have to get such a nice result?
     
  4. ScottyHOMEy

    ScottyHOMEy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do mine with lemon and pepper. I cut a lemon in half and rub it over the carcass as I squeeze the juice out. Thus moistened, the fresh coarse ground pepper sticks nicely, as does the salt, or anything else I feel like seasoning it up with.

    The two halves of the lemon go into the cavity for roasting. Makes for a might tasty gravy.

    Yum, yum!
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    My gosh that's, umm, plump. It looks pretty tasty, but golly, that was a big young bird.
     
  6. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup that's what my moms cornish x look like. Yum yum!
     
  7. atticus

    atticus Out Of The Brooder

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    NOM NOM NOM that looks delicious, however I'd never eat my babies
     
  8. booker81

    booker81 Redneck Tech Girl

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    That was a 7 week old Cornish X roo [​IMG] This spring batch was from TSC, and therefore Townline Hatchery, 20% grower all the way through.

    Needless to say, I was happy with the results (of the dozen, I think I may have one left after this guy). That's why I have 40 some in the coop right now [​IMG]

    I didn't weigh this one, but most of them averaged about 5 to 5.5lbs, perfect for my family (including DH who eats like a horse).

    I eat most of the skin and a leg/thigh, DH and DD eat most of the breast. I have enough left over for shredding tomorrow, probably make enchiladas this week. I still prefer the dark meat of a dual purpose type bird, but I like the skin on these a ton more. They give more meat, and I can do a lot with it.

    I just plain like chicken [​IMG]
     
  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    That's one tasty looking bird. [​IMG] I put 36 of them in my freezer. [​IMG]
     
  10. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Yum-a-licious! [​IMG]
     

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