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When life gives you lemons... add pepper

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Squid Bait, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. Squid Bait

    Squid Bait In the Brooder

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    I've been being woken up at around 4 A.M by a rather confused rooster for the last week or so. Tonight I made the best out of this situation, by making dinner out of my pre-dawn friend. It was the first of my birds that I've butchered and eaten. I must say, I've had better chicken, but I had to improvise on several ingredients, and it was still quite edible.

    Now with a belly full of lemon-pepper chicken and the knowledge of a quiet morning ahead, I should sleep well tonight.

    Bob
     
  2. picklespickles

    picklespickles Songster

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    there is something very true that the first one is easiest if it is done for a REASON.
     
  3. AK-Bird-brain

    AK-Bird-brain I gots Duckies!

    May 7, 2007
    Sterling, Alaska
    It also helps to age the meat (especially the legs/thighs) for a few days in salt water in the fridge. It helps soften it up.
    Not as satisfying as killing and frying within minutes but a lot more palatable.
     
  4. Squid Bait

    Squid Bait In the Brooder

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    Thanks AK. It was a bit tough. What ratio of salt to water?
     
  5. dancingbear

    dancingbear Songster

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    Marinating in buttermilk or yogurt helps tenderize meat, too. And tastes great.
     
  6. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    DBF and I snickered throughout this entire post!
     
  7. AK-Bird-brain

    AK-Bird-brain I gots Duckies!

    May 7, 2007
    Sterling, Alaska
    Quote:Dont know? I just add salt to water until it tastes salty. Not very scientific but it seems to work for me.
     

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