What do you do with your birds?

For the past five years, at the suggestion of a biologist friend of mine who's been bird hunting since the days of the Ottoman Empire, I've been aging my birds in the fridge for 2-3 weeks. I put them in my bag during the hunt, stick them in the garage fridge when I get home, …

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Chukar Al Roker

Last week while searching for a recipe, I found an old crinkled recipe clipped years ago from a magazine.  The original recipe, courtesy of Al Roker, uses chicken  coated with a  pecan-cornmeal crust and then oven-fried.  Recently, we've thought about the strangeness of chukar hunting. Al Roker and chukar in the same sentence, now that's …

Chukar Marsala with Capers and Sautéed Spinach

This is our upland game bird recipe modification of the classic Italian dish. 16 fresh sage leaves 8 large, thin slices prosciutto 8 chukar breast halves (4 whole breasts) 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour ½ teaspoons freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 tablespoons butter ¾ cup sweet Marsala wine 2 tablespoons capers in …