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nettie



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 05 6:30 pm    Post subject: Anyone tried cormorant?  Reply with quote    

My dad's neighbour has a license to cull cormorants from his fishing lake, he just leaves the carcasses there for the fox! Has anyone tried them? It seems such a waste.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 05 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I do believe cormorant pate was eaten in Brittany and they went to great trouble catching them so they must be good. Not got a recipe though. Are you going to try one?

nettie



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 05 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Dunno. Not good at the disembowelling bit. Maybe I can bribe a friend to do it for me

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 05 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Look forward to the article. I wonder if Sean has any tips.

Marigold123



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 05 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'd imagine it might have a fairly fishy taste, given the diet, but maybe you could casserole it in a recipe that would be equally suitable for fish or game, and see what happens. Make sure the rest of the ingredients are inexpensive and you don't have to worry if you don't like it.

If you decide to give it a go, we'll be eagarly awaiting your verdict!

(The idea of pate sounds good.)

tahir



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 05 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

nettie wrote:
Not good at the disembowelling bit.


Easy peasy, I'm sure you can do it. How big are cormorants?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 05 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

How bog? Not sure, but I'd say they are at least chicken size but longer and sleaker.

nettie



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 05 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
nettie wrote:
Not good at the disembowelling bit.


Easy peasy, I'm sure you can do it. How big are cormorants?


I know I'm little, Tahir, but size isn't the issue! More likely that I shall barf than have trouble wrestling it

tahir



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 05 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Birds guts aren't that barfy really (well I don't think so anyway) have you seen anyone gut a bird before? I reckon as long as you're doing it fairly soon after death it's no big deal.

Just wondered how big they are because I've never seen one, goose size?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 05 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

This is a serious suggestion but I chuckling as I write it (sounds a bit like a Monty Python sketch). Do you not have any good butchers who are interested? Perhaps a couple for them if they prep one? Anyone else near you who would do the prep?

nettie



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 05 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yes one or two people that I could bribe!

tahir



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 05 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If I had the time I'd give you a hand (lot of help eh?)

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 05 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
Birds guts aren't that barfy really (well I don't think so anyway) have you seen anyone gut a bird before? I reckon as long as you're doing it fairly soon after death it's no big deal.

Just wondered how big they are because I've never seen one, goose size?


They are fish eaters so I wouldn't like to bet that they're fine to gut.

nettie



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 05 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Eeeeuuw!!!

tahir



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 05 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Treacodactyl wrote:
They are fish eaters so I wouldn't like to bet that they're fine to gut.


True, but surely not that bad?

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