Do I have to let my freshly butchered rooster sit in the fridge 24hrs if I plan on just making a sou

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by RoosterJosh, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. RoosterJosh

    RoosterJosh Out Of The Brooder

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    Do I have to let my freshly butchered rooster sit in the fridge 24hrs if I plan on just making a soup out of him? I know you should if your oven roasting, but would there be any difference if I boiled the meat. Wont it be tender either way?
     
  2. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    A lot of people don't ever age them, but I find that it not only helps texture but also helps flavor. So yes, I vote for the aging, even if it's being boiled!
     
  3. Buster52

    Buster52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. I age them an extra 24, in fact.
     
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  4. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    x2 you can age for up to 5 days, sometimes longer if the health of the bird and the sanitation during processing was very good. What has been suggested to me is aging at least until the joints begin to move freely again after the rigor, usually at least 24hours, often longer with a larger carcass.
     
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