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Stop Peking At My Duck!
"Although chicken certainly tops the list of poultry as far as popularity goes, there are quite a few other delectable birds that can grace the dinner plate."
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Let's start right off with duck, specifically Peking Duck. This classic Chinese dish is prepared by seasoning and roasting a duck, then serving it with green onions, pancakes and hoisin sauce. Ducks raised for this use are typically butchered at 60 days of age and can range in weight from 6-12 lbs. What breed of duck is typically used?
While the origin of this term or presentation is somewhat foggy, what game bird is commonly associated with the term "under glass" or "under pressed glass"?
Believe it or not there is actually a gastronomic construction which consists of a turkey which has been stuffed with a duck which has been stuffed with a chicken.
It is a regional dish popular mainly in areas of Canada and the United States.
What is it called?
A term in cooking, often heard regarding shrimp, is butterflying. This essentially means to cut the flesh thinner by slicing it nearly in half horizontally, leaving a small area connected between the two halves. The meat is then flipped open with the cut face down. This can be done when preparing fowl for cooking, but instead of calling it butterflying the butcher would more likely call it:
Rock Cornish Game Hens are a popular dinner item. They can also be called Cornish Game Hens, Rock Cornish Hens and similar variants. This small bird is intended as a single serving. Just what type of poultry is it?
A goose for Christmas dinner is a traditional holiday meal, and has been in parts of the world for centuries. In what holiday movie is there a scene with a full goose being served, but after a comment that "It's smiling at me" the server chops off the goose's head with a cleaver?
A Christmas Story
The Santa Claus
Ostrich meat has gained a place on the dinner plate for some adventurous diners of recent. Still recognized as an exotic meat by most people, ostrich is often classed as organic and free range (yeah--I can't quite picture an ostrich cooped up in a cage). In addition, it has many nutritional benefits compared to other meats. Which of the following is NOT true of ostrich?
Ostrich meat is red meat
Among the lowest fat content of all meats
Good source of Vitamin K
Fewer calories than beef, pork and chicken
Quail has been meal fare for many, many years due to its availability in the wild and its succulent meat. In both the Old and New World it was hunted in the open country and amidst brushy areas. This small bird has a niche in French cuisine and its eggs are cherished by many cultures. What notable person was quail hunting in 2006 and accidentally shot someone in his party with a shotgun?
Although not currently as common as in past eras, squab remains a popular dish in some European and Asian cuisines. Squab is technically a young bird which has never flown before. What kind of bird is squab actually?
After exploring some of the poultry available to eat, let's go in a slightly different direction--a non-eating direction. And let's time travel too. You're back in school and your teacher Mr. Webster just gave you a pop quiz. It says: WHICH BIRD LISTED BELOW FITS WITH:
DUCK GROUSE CHICKEN GOOSE
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Compiled May 23 13