What does cockatoo taste like

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What does cockatoo taste like

Post by straightshooter » 08 Jul 2018, 12:30 pm

Has anybody on the forum ever eaten cockatoo?
If you actually have, how was it cooked?
What did it taste like?
Is it similar in any way to chicken, turkey, duck or goose?
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Re: What does cockatoo taste like

Post by Stix » 08 Jul 2018, 1:36 pm

I know of an old bloke that used to enjoy the odd feed of Galah here n there...
But ive never tasted such birds.

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Re: What does cockatoo taste like

Post by bladeracer » 08 Jul 2018, 2:27 pm

Don't think I've ever tasted cockie, I've certainly never shot one.
Galahs though I shot heaps of as a kid. I just cut the breasts out and fried them like any other steak.
I haven't had turkey, duck or goose since I was a kid, and don't remember what they taste like, except that I don't like duck.
I'd put galah as closer to beef than anything else I've tried.
I don't use anything for cooking meat as I like the meat itself, but lightly salting both sides of the steak brings out the fluids nicely, without becoming salty to taste.
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Re: What does cockatoo taste like

Post by Stix » 08 Jul 2018, 3:14 pm

bladeracer wrote:... ... ...
I don't use anything for cooking meat as I like the meat itself... ... ...


No Frypan...?...Not a Flame...? :unknown:

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Re: What does cockatoo taste like

Post by bladeracer » 08 Jul 2018, 3:35 pm

Stix wrote:
bladeracer wrote:... ... ...
I don't use anything for cooking meat as I like the meat itself... ... ...


No Frypan...?...Not a Flame...? :unknown:

Gees...& i thought bigpete was ruff with his carp n crows... :lol:
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Good catch :-)
I mean that if I'm going to bother eating something I want to be able to taste it, instead of tasting nothing but spices and sauces and all the other crap that was invented to make garbage palatable :-)
Just a frying pan, a touch of water to wet it, then drop the salted meat in.
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Re: What does cockatoo taste like

Post by grandadbushy » 08 Jul 2018, 5:53 pm

A camp oven 2 cockies 1 onion bit of water a bit of salt slow cook for couple of hours and you have something similar to rabbit
Put cuts across the grain of all the meat 1/2'' apart to the bone or it will taste like Bessa Block
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Re: What does cockatoo taste like

Post by RoginaJack » 08 Jul 2018, 8:28 pm

Try gut, pluck and "butterfly" the Cockies,press out flat, rub with a drizzle of Extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic to taste.

Place breast side down on a heated BBQ. I usually place a medium sized piece a blue metal rock( scrub to clean) on the breast to keep the cockie flat and grill over medium heat for about 5 minutes, turn & brush with a bit more oil and grill for about 4 minutes (with rock to keep flat).

Serve - Arrange a plate with a nice walnut salad and grilled BBQ Asparagus, glass of Merlot, TOSS the bloody cockie and eat the rock,more flavour and not as chewy.
:lol: :lol: Enjoy.
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Re: What does cockatoo taste like

Post by brett1868 » 08 Jul 2018, 8:42 pm

I'd never eat a cock, let alone too.... :D
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Re: What does cockatoo taste like

Post by RoginaJack » 09 Jul 2018, 8:01 pm

+ :clap: :clap: :lol:
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Re: What does cockatoo taste like

Post by Archie » 09 Jul 2018, 8:44 pm

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Re: What does cockatoo taste like

Post by southwest shooter » 09 Jul 2018, 9:24 pm

You like the taste of cockie ?
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Re: What does cockatoo taste like

Post by Gaznazdiak » 10 Jul 2018, 9:39 am

I've been resisting for days, but I cant help myself.
What does a cockatoo taste like?

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Re: What does cockatoo taste like

Post by Rgo » 11 Jul 2018, 6:58 am

Place Galah in saucepan with 2 rocks, boil until rocks are soft, throw away the galah and eat the rocks.
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Re: What does cockatoo taste like

Post by snag » 11 Jul 2018, 6:21 pm

My ex-wife reckoned it was a bit salty and best with some nuts.
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Re: What does cockatoo taste like

Post by Wombat » 11 Jul 2018, 6:34 pm

If I was going to try cooking some I'd try breasts cooked sous vide at the same temps and technique you'd use for duck.
If you haven't tried cooking sous vide google "beer cooler sous vide hack", you probably have everything you need already.
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Re: What does cockatoo taste like

Post by bigpete » 11 Jul 2018, 6:47 pm

Rgo wrote:Place Galah in saucepan with 2 rocks, boil until rocks are soft, throw away the galah and eat the rocks.

I've never heard this one before ! :D
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Re: What does cockatoo taste like

Post by Farmerpete » 12 Jul 2018, 6:58 pm

Sorry im new here but now im confused as a farmer i would love to shoot a few theyre eating my peanuts as we speak but i was under the impression that was not on because both black and white cockatoos were protected being native and all
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Re: What does cockatoo taste like

Post by bigpete » 13 Jul 2018, 1:44 pm

Depends on the state mate and ehst people are calling cockatoos
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