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So you want to cook some flying specimen you hunted or found at the side of the road huh? Well given that the title of this post is how to cook a bird you can rest assured that you’ve found the right place. Hunting urban birds is healthy because many species face overpopulation due to a lack of real predators in the cities. The only two animals that might attack them are dogs and cats, both grounded and therefore unable to reach them when flying or sitting at high altitudes.
I would go as far as to say that hunting urban avians is a noble cause that is necessary to maintain an equilibrium in our ecosystem. Whenever a single species becomes too numerous it inevitably stresses its environment, causing far-reaching and unforseen consequences. Of course the optimal choice would be to introduce natural airborne hunters into cities nationwide, such as hawks or falcons, who could launch an effective air raid against all smaller game.
Such flying carnivores would be safe for towns to have out in the open since they won’t attack babies or children as they are to big a prey for them. Plus they could solve the worldwide urban problem of flying pests, aka small birds and pigeons. This in turn could help restore many falcon and hawk species who are at risk for extinction. After saying all of that, I just want to commend you for using small city birds for what they are, pieces of meat, not domesticated pets.
How To Cook A Bird
This video will outline the easy steps on how to cook a bird, in this case the ave being a pigeon, however these same steps can of course be applied to cook any other bird you may come across.
In summary the basic premise is to:
- Pluck out the plumage as to uncover the bird’s chest area.
- Cut alongside the breastbone to remove the two breast fillets.
- Season the breasts to taste then pan sear on butter, bacon grease, or oil for 1 1/2 minutes on each side.
- Cook or add other complementary ingredients such as bacon, vegetables, and sauce.
- Serve together and enjoy tender juicy bird breasts.