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    Peacocks

    I have access to a property that has a peacock problem. If I were to shoot them for their meat when would be the best month / time. i was thinking about using them for sausages or salami.

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    Anytime the feed is good to ensure plump birds
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    A big fast bullet beats a little fast bullet every time

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    I tried one once, tasted like SH**
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    Quote Originally Posted by 300CALMAN View Post
    I tried one once, tasted like SH**
    You chewed the wrong end first

    Just baste the breast meat in vinegar then fry or bbq in butter until just done.
    A big fast bullet beats a little fast bullet every time

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    Thanks 7mmsaum, oh is that the problem

    I tried the breast (and then the peacock) but treated it more like chicken ie roasted in the oven. Tasted quite acidic. Prepared to try anything twice

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    they are just a huge chicken white meat cook them in a oven bag taste good

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    Any recipie for turkey works. Before turkeys were bought to Europe Peacocks were raised for meat, wild ones are a bit tough. Wouldnt bother with cock bird again but the hens are ok. We do them in an oven bag with some apricots.

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    a cock bird would make an impressive mount, wonder what the cost would be.
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    Few years back I was asked to cull some peacocks which were eating a market gardeners crop of chili's. First one I shot had a crop full of chili's and when I cut it the crop open it was that strong the juice 'burned' my fingers.

    Took a few birds home the first day, breasted and sliced the breasts up then pan fried the slices. One of the best meals I have had. Chili infused meat!!

    Made great meat for chili and curries............even roasted it was good tucker.........mixed some of the breast meat with Parry breasts and had it made into salami....best salami I ever ate.

    Treat peacocks as large pheasants..........
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    feathered offal

 

 

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