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Anyone eat pidgeons?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Bruce Em, Jan 10, 2009.

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  1. Bruce Em

    Bruce Em Member

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    Not ciy squabs but corn fed country birds.

    Good eating?

    How do you cook them?

    Are they any different from Doves?
     
  2. Frank C

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    I ate some in Hong Kong.....but the locals ate the heads, beaks and feet!!! I wasn't THAT hungry!
     
  3. Tim

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    They are really no different than doves! What I do is soak a water-chestnut and place it along the breastbone. Use a pre-cooked bacon to wrap around the breast and water-chestnut while using a tooth pick to hold this in place. Cook on the grill about 3 minutes per side and then remove. My kids eat the bacon and I usually eat the chestnut. This keeps the breast moist and flavorful!
     
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    Their definitely is a difference between a pigeon and a dove. No difference in how you cook them but definitely in how they taste. Pigeons are alot tougher than doves, and they have a little different flavor, but other than that pigeons are fairly decent. I shot alot of them this year, since their were more of them than doves.
     
  5. Phil Kiner

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    Pigeons have meet that is more redish and not dark like a dove. I would say it is similar to the leg meat on a duck.
     
  6. cubancigar2000

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    In Asian countries the pigeon is a delicasy.
     
  7. jerryw

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    Flying rats. I think the best way to prepare them is with a heavy load of 8's

    Jerry Walker
     
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    Store isn't out of chickens yet.
     
  9. Hauxfan

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    My Mother used to talk about making pigeon pie when she was younger.

    Hauxfan!
     
  10. blizzard

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    Cats do.
     
  11. hmb

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    Save the pigeons. HMB
     
  12. hmb

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    I like pigeons. HMB
     
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    In an economy like we are currently experiencing,

    Pigeon becomes the "other white meat"

    Lets hope not !

    Chris
     
  14. AJ100

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    "I like pigeons. HMB"

    Me too.




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    No, but I've HAD to eat crow before. Not sure if they taste the same or not.
     
  16. Kim Little

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    We never ate them, but my mom says that there was a man who wanted my dad to bring them home from the shoots for him. He put them in a spaghetti sauce. Kim
     
  17. trapshootingfran

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    The way that I fix them is to soak the breasts in milk for 5 or 6 hrs in fridge. Prepare a lb or 2 of pasta and gravy, rinse the birds place them in the pasta and bake it @350 degrees covered for 3 hrs, uncover for 15 mins. and enjoy. Good eats. Fran
     
  18. EuroJoe

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    AJ100.... No better group than PFA, great work for all of us.
     
  19. Delbert

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    PEBO eats pigeon, but he doesn't like pidgeon.
     
  20. trench12

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    Harry the Hammer enjoys dining on a pidgeon once in a while. Says his taste buds lean more toward all orange White Flyers but he will down a few black rims now and then.
     
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