On 30 Jan 2009 at 10:45pm Lysdexic wrote:
Mmmm, got my Sunday dinner sorted - a slightly battered pheasant, killed by a glancing blow by the car in front of me! Only snag, I have no idea how to prepare it. Give us a clue, somebody - I've got me Stanley knife at the ready!!
On 30 Jan 2009 at 11:08pm zola wrote:
Give me a little while,my friend is still pubbing...But he regularly brings me pheasants he has 'found' at the side of the roads.He plucks 'em.guts 'em.hangs 'em and we cook 'em.And they taste fantastic.
Be back to give you a few pointers in a bit.
On 31 Jan 2009 at 12:18am zola wrote:
First,you can skin and de feather all in one go.Much simpler than plucking.
Go to 'Skinning a pheasant'(You Tube) Or Google it.My friend used it and swears by it.
Inspect the bird for evidence of crushing.The last thing you want is tiny shards of bone lurking in your Sunday Roast...Roadkills are notorious for that.
Slow roast under foil,season,maybe add some red wine...Cook low and slow.
If you Google Cooking a Pheasant,you will find hundreds of recipes.
I applaud you for picking it up.You will eat unadulterated meat with no hormones,fillers,water added....And it will have lived a happy life.
And it tastes wonderful!
On 31 Jan 2009 at 12:37am Lysdexic wrote:
Excellent! Thanks for that. Will do the googling in the morning. I felt a bit silly scooping it up and legging it, but will definately do it again (once I've got the hang of all the blood and guts etc).
On 31 Jan 2009 at 12:48am zola wrote:
It's worth it.
The taste is fantastic.
Let me know how you get on?
On 31 Jan 2009 at 10:00am sashimi wrote:
Veggie friends ran into a deer near Lewes. Stopped. Saw it was dead. No use to them and nothing they could do, so drove on. Then thought maybe it was just stunned and we should check and maybe take it to the vet. So went back in time to see two blokes with a broad smile and a wheelbarrow carting it away to their barbeque. Carpe diem.
On 31 Jan 2009 at 10:03am andy wrote:
leave the poor animal alone. first of he is run over now curly what happend to rest in peace. you would not like it if i strted eating you after running you down
On 31 Jan 2009 at 10:27am Pheasant Plucker wrote:
But it's dead!
And anyway,someone will have it eventually,so why not me?
(See previous post regarding the wheelbarrow...He he he...)
Webby,can we have a smiley function on these threads? Any chance?
On 31 Jan 2009 at 11:32am The Webmaster wrote:
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On 31 Jan 2009 at 2:23pm The Webmaster wrote:
On 31 Jan 2009 at 3:44pm A bit of useless information wrote:
Apparently the law is that if you kill something on the road as in a Deer Pheasant etc.(don't know how it stands with people) it is illegal to take it but the people in the car behind can take it.
On 31 Jan 2009 at 5:03pm Pheasant Pluckers Son wrote:
No pluck every time - leave the skin on to keep the flavour in - plucking great fun (not easy when bird has been hanging for too long though) if somewhat messy - don't do it indoors!!!
And what indeed is wrong with collecting something that someone else has despatche - make sperfect eco-sense to me
Badger is excellent too, fox too gamey, and you need a shovel often to pick up the Rabbit pizzas, plucking hedgehogs however uses up more calories than eating it - not recommended
On 31 Jan 2009 at 5:45pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I thought that if you baked the hedgehogs in clay, the skin and spines came off when you broke the clay off.
On 31 Jan 2009 at 5:57pm sashimi wrote:
I agree with Pheasant Pluckers Son. Pluck, but do it inside a large plastic bag or you will be clearing up feathers for weeks afterwards.
On 1 Feb 2009 at 2:08pm Lysdexic wrote:
:| The 'sack' thing in it's neck was full of grain!! Managed to gut/pluck via a YouTube 'how to' video, and it's now marinating in red wine. Should taste lovely. Will definately scoop up more road kill (unless it's squidged to the road!)
On 1 Feb 2009 at 3:01pm Pheasant plucker in the city wrote:
Are you being serious cousin...Badger,fox...Hedgehog! :|