turkey+vodka=tender?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by vatterpa, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. vatterpa

    vatterpa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was watching the Fabulous Beekman Boys and they said on there that Martha gives her birds vodka right before she has them killed to relax them. It is supposed to keep the meat from tensing up. Anyone tried this? Does this mean you wouldn't have to let them rest?
     
  2. DIYSeattle

    DIYSeattle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a friend from Peru adn they do the same thing there, except they give them Pisco. I do not why, only that they do.
     
  3. peterlund

    peterlund Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they forcefully feed them Vodka? I can't see them going for it on free will... A bit strong. I would try beer. Mine (some of them anyway) love it.
     
  4. vatterpa

    vatterpa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they use a sringe and tubing. I think that gives new meaning to drunken chicken! Anyone else on here try it?
     
  5. rungirl

    rungirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I could use an Absolute martini also if I knew my head was about to be cut off.
     
  6. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    You know what keeps my meat from tensing up? Wine. It doesn't get more relaxed than the fourth glass of wine after a long day. But I'm not wasting that on birds ... unless it's part of a marinade. [​IMG]
     
  7. fleurdujour

    fleurdujour Out Of The Brooder

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    My father's favorite Thanksgiving story is when he was about 4 or 5, the family sent him out to feed the turkey wine soaked bread....in anticipation of Thanksgiving Dinner....only problem....HE ate all the wine soaked bread [​IMG]
     
  8. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:[​IMG]
     
  9. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    oh that's a great family story! I bet mine would drink it all on their own, a few of them are antifreeze addicts

    I'm taking a bunch of culls to the butcher in two weeks, I'll try it on some!
     
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  10. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    turkey + vodka = a tender, napping me [​IMG]
     

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