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buddstud
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pidgeons

Post: # 98049Post buddstud
Tue Apr 22, 2008 3:32 pm

May freind has shot a couple of pidgeons and has offered them to me to cook...The problem being I am not sure how to prepare them for the oven. I know I have to take the feathers off but that is all. Not sure how to gut them. HELP. :?

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Post: # 98052Post Martin
Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:04 pm

don't bother! - there's clutter all meat on them, except for the breast - so pluck the breast alone, and just cut the breasts out! :wink:
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Post: # 98053Post grahoom
Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:04 pm

buddstud wrote:May freind has shot a couple of pidgeons and has offered them to me to cook...The problem being I am not sure how to prepare them for the oven. I know I have to take the feathers off but that is all. Not sure how to gut them. HELP. :?
hello, they are pretty easy to gut - have you gutted a pheasant or any other bird?

try this - http://youtube.com/watch?v=b6XsH1fHkMU

a video on youtube on how to do it.
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pidgeon

Post: # 99582Post buddstud
Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:02 pm

Thank you for your comments and help. The video was great. Think I can tackle some from now on. Maybe even bigger birds.........
Carrying on from there... can anyone tell me how long game birds have to 'hang' for. As you can see I am a novice at this sort of thing.......

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Re: pidgeon

Post: # 99678Post grahoom
Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:30 am

buddstud wrote:can anyone tell me how long game birds have to 'hang' for. As you can see I am a novice at this sort of thing.......
this is totally a matter of taste. Personally I don't like my game hung for too long as I don't like a too "gamey" taste. I think the longest for me (for a pheasant) is about a week. Some people hang their game until maggots appear!

but to be honest you don't need to hang game if you don't want to.
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