Monday, December 10, 2012
A popular game bird in North America, Asia and Europe that is prized for its flavorful white meat. The male, called a cock, has brilliantly colored plumage and generally weighs in a range of 3 to 4 pounds when ready to prepare. The female, referred to as a hen, has a dull light brown plumage and weighs in a range of 2 to 3 pounds. Typical of smaller wild fowl, the meat is lean so it will be best prepared with moist heat or by barding, which consists of securing strips of fat or bacon around the meat to prevent it from drying out when it is cooked.
Featured on: 12/10/2012