Whats for lunch...?

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Re: Whats for lunch...?

Post by Bigjobss » 28 Jun 2018, 6:37 am

:lol: The missus will be keeping me away from those bunnies!
And to rub it in she wants to take me to an Island full of tame Sika Deer. :lol:
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Re: Whats for lunch...?

Post by bigpete » 28 Jun 2018, 9:56 am

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Re: Whats for lunch...?

Post by Bigjobss » 30 Jun 2018, 10:42 pm

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So far on the trip the scenery has been pretty good...
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Re: Whats for lunch...?

Post by Bigjobss » 10 Jul 2018, 3:56 pm

Trimmed up some 15 day dry aged fallow backstrap to chuck on the grill tonight.
Will be served with duckfat potatoes and steamed chinese broccoli and a glass (bottle) of cabernet.
Last hurrah of my holiday before I go back to work tomorrow.
Not all that bad, after my stressfull 2 day week I am taking Friday off to go for a Sambar hunt :lol:
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Re: Whats for lunch...?

Post by Stix » 10 Jul 2018, 6:11 pm

What do you do for a living Bigjobss...& can i get a position with you...gees...2 days back at work & off for a Sambar hunt...
It was like salt on a fresh cut reading that...
(good luck to ya.. :thumbsup: )
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Re: Whats for lunch...?

Post by Bigjobss » 10 Jul 2018, 6:48 pm

Haha I am qualified as an environmental scientist and consulting so my hours are pretty flexible. Not a massive salary but the tax breaks are great because I have a partial outdoor role and I need a lot of quality gear that also comes in handy on the weekend.

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Re: Whats for lunch...?

Post by Bigjobss » 13 Aug 2018, 8:01 pm

Curing a couple Sambar sirlon from a young hind, 2 weeks in and 2 more to go, the wait is killing me.

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Re: Whats for lunch...?

Post by Stix » 13 Aug 2018, 8:54 pm

Yea well you'll be asleep in 5 hours when i get there & cut those strings with my patch cutting scissors...& im taking that can for a drink on the way back too...!! :lol:
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Re: Whats for lunch...?

Post by Bigjobss » 14 Aug 2018, 7:37 am

Hey mate keep those scissors away from my dangling meat or you'll have my missus to answer too :friends:
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Re: Whats for lunch...?

Post by Stix » 20 Nov 2018, 11:22 am

So ive always wanted to make butter chicken from scratch & substitute the chook with some spring legged hoppy runny away furry things., & i came accross a recipe a while back.

So i gave it a crack.
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Dead little fast hoppy things
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Boning out...
I have boned out a few whole rabbits, but i find it easier to bone out when already jointed up.
(Note i said 'easier'-not 'easy'...!!
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Boning out
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Marinating the spring legged bush chook...
Its marinated in a few spices mixed in yogurt.
I think the recipe suggests to marinate for 4 hrs but i did it for 24hrs
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Marinating the chicken
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The meat is cooked uncovered in low-moderate oven for half hour
You can also see the tomato base in one pot, & the cumin seeds cooking in butter...

I tried the rabbit when it came out the oven--i feared it would be super dry & tuff----but to my great surprise it was SUPER tender...it was as tender as any good bit of chicken ive eaten....but i did actually age the bunny first--not sure if that had something to do with it.
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Some cooked meat & other brews
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So after the meat is cooked its smoked the cheats way--placed in bowl with some hot charcoal that has mustard seed oil drizzled over it... this naturally creates smoke & a lid is placed over the top so the meat absorbs some of the smokey flavour.
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Smoking the chook
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I guess i could use smokey paprika in the yogurt mix :unknown: --something to try next time
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Smokin
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Herbs & spices are added to the tomato base...
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Adding the diferent spices to the tomato base
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Once thats all bubbled away for long enough, i sprayed some of it over my kitchen when i zapped it with my stab mixer...
Note here the good & bad points of being single--the good point is when i splased the tomato mix on to wall & stove i didnt get yelled at...!! :P
The down side is i had to clean it up myself... :thumbsdown: ...... :lol:

Then its all thrown in together...along with a big dollop of thickened cream :D
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All in...plus a decent dollop of cream...!!
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For a first attempt, im stoked...!!! :clap:
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Yummo...!!!
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It wasnt perfect...i always find i have to experiment with a recipe until i get it how i like it, but its definately edible...and the beauty is as butter chicken is traditionally not very spicy, i can add more chilli to my own taste... :thumbsup:

Cant wait to get out & snipe more bunnies...!!! :clap: :D :drinks:
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Re: Whats for lunch...?

Post by bigpete » 20 Nov 2018, 12:29 pm

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Fallow steak,potato and carrot bake,corns,and beans. Yummo
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Re: Whats for lunch...?

Post by Bigjobss » 20 Nov 2018, 7:24 pm

The bunny looks legit, you can tell the flavour is RICH.

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Nice touch with the fallow table cloth, looks good.
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Re: Whats for lunch...?

Post by Stix » 28 Nov 2018, 12:23 pm

Need a recipe for hare...anyone got a good recipe they've tried & proven...??? :unknown:
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Re: Whats for lunch...?

Post by JimTom » 28 Nov 2018, 1:50 pm

Mate not tried and proven as requested, however I would expect hare to be more suited to a casserole of some description.
Can make them from almost anything.
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Re: Whats for lunch...?

Post by bigpete » 28 Nov 2018, 4:37 pm

Bigjobss wrote:The bunny looks legit, you can tell the flavour is RICH.

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Nice touch with the fallow table cloth, looks good.


Actually a chital skin...
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Re: Whats for lunch...?

Post by Bigjobss » 28 Nov 2018, 9:24 pm

Stix wrote:Need a recipe for hare...anyone got a good recipe they've tried & proven...??? :unknown:


Sardinian hare stew
https://honest-food.net/hare-stew-hard-times/
Predominant flavours of capers and saffron and its a little bit oldskool and classy at the same time. I find its real good with hare, they can be a bit s**ty too cook and not all standard stew recipes work like with rabbit.
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Re: Whats for lunch...?

Post by Stix » 14 Jan 2019, 1:06 pm

Chasing a good & easy sweet-n-sour recipe from scratch with easily available ingredients...
Anyone got one or any chefs/cooks point me in the right direction...?
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Re: Whats for lunch...?

Post by bigpete » 14 Jan 2019, 4:35 pm

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2 out of 3 items I gathered from the wild. Guess what they are :)
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