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Smoked Pheasant

post #1 of 7
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Shot this pheasant on Wed afternoon, plucked and dry aged for 3 days in the fridge. Brined for about 17 hours, drying and now sticking it in a Hickory Smoke. Smoking on the first day of snow! Going to baste it with Agave nectar to get a nice sweetness. Stoked!

 

 

Out in the field 


Posed at home

 

 

 

Just pulled it from the brine
 

post #2 of 7

I will follow this one........love smoked pheasant.......

 

Brad

post #3 of 7
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Yeah me too :) My first pheasant of the year. Shot a Chuckar a few weeks ago that was great, but pheasant is my fav. My wife made a stew in a pumpkin as well. Going to be a delicious dinner :D

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Definitely one of the best things I've ever smoked... After it was stripped my daughter says, "What's that?... Can I eat it?" (pointing to the tail), sure if you want to eat it. The picture is the result.

 

 

 

 

post #5 of 7

Looks awesome.  I just smoked pheasant this weekend too.  I need to try to pluck the birds and try that.  We just skin the whole thing and I drape bacon over the breasts to keep them moist.  Sadly no Q-View for it. 

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It takes a long time to pluck. But dry aging and plucking is the way to go. I found a great website for upland game, search "honest food pheasant" and you'll find it. Been really helpful for aging/plucking etc. so good. Can't wait for next time...

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It takes a long time to pluck. But dry aging and plucking is the way to go. I found a great website for upland game, search "honest food pheasant" and you'll find it. Been really helpful for aging/plucking etc. so good. Can't wait for next time...

 

Sounds good.  I'll look into that.  

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