Petite Turducken. A.K.A. "Little Phuckar". W/Bear view

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by mdboatbum, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sorry, this isn't smoking related :( With all the posts on Turducken lately, I kinda wanted to do another one. Was considering smoking one for Thanksgiving, but really don't wanna mess with that big of a production. So, last night I made the perfect meal for 2, a "Phuckar". A Chuckar (type of partridge) stuffed inside a pheasant. I started with a 20 hour soak in a basic brine, as these birds can be brutally tough and dry. Then I deboned both birds, leaving the leg and thigh bones in the pheasant as they're a pain to debone and I like the finished product to look a little more "bird like". Then, put a thin layer of a moist sausage and bread stuffing on the boned pheasant, then the boned chuckar, then more stuffing. Trussed it all up in as bird like a shape as I could. Here it is midway through the process:


    Then it got a nice blanket:


    Here it is just out of the oven:


    Trying to show the inside after I cut it in half. Looks like a big mess :)


    Here's a little better shot:


    Plated up with Collard greens and scalloped potatoes:


    Attempt at a good Bear View:


    Had a bit of a struggle with the photos as I was fighting with a cheap lens that doesn't like to focus in low light, and my eyes aren't what they once were. Plus I was trying to get dinner on the table :)

    All in all, it was a success. The meat was tender and juicy, and the stuffing added a nice contrast without overpowering anything. My wife loved it. The thing that sucks is that I have some mental glitch with game. I love shooting it, cleaning and cooking it, and can appreciate the flavors and textures, but I can't eat it. I think it's something to do with being in on the whole process.  In any case, one or two bites and I'm done. Hope you all enjoyed my "Little Phuckar". My wife won't let me call it that.
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    It looks good from here, sorry you didn't enjoy it.

    I'm in the process of getting a Turducken ready for TG Day & your right it is a production.
  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    LOL...That is not only a Creative Name but a great preparation...JJ
  4. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks Al. Can't wait to see the q-view of your Turducken.

    I did enjoy the hunting and the preparation, just something about a bird that I've killed and cleaned gives me the heebie jeebies. I'm not a picky eater at all, and have no troubles with fish, deer, rabbit etc...  Weird, I know.
  5. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks Jimmy, it was a lot of fun. I'm a rank amateur but trying to learn as much in the kitchen as I can.
  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great----I knew right away which two birds were going to come up with that name!!!  It's a natural !!!

    That plate looks Awesome to me!!!

    Nice BearView Too!


  7. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member


              very interesting post [​IMG]
  8. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    X2 [​IMG]
  9. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The title got me....

    I had to read the thread

    Great job!

  10. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I guess it does look pretty horrific, but it was tasty by all accounts. Sometimes I get these ideas...[​IMG][​IMG]
  11. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks much better than a turducken to me?  Send any game to me cause I don't get to hunt as much as I used to.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  12. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    Love the name! A little complicated for me to make but it sounds cool.

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