Need best recipes for jerking birds : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) Preparation Forum : One Thread

With bird season coming up I'd like to preserve dove, qail & chukar. Can't do canning but jerking London broils has worked. The Web is full of advice on birds but not jerking. There're are bound to be nuances in technique and I'd like yours. Thanks.

-- Carlos (, August 29, 1999



Assuming that you are serious, making the sauce is something that took me years of study and the trips to the south [of the US] to learn. I now grow over 20 varieties of peppers. You can go to the Web and find this information; but, you have to do it by trial and error.


-- Z1X4Y7 (, August 29, 1999.

Where's the King of Spain when you need him? Jerking birds!

-- (, August 29, 1999.


Where's the King of Spain when you need him? Jerking birds!

First you need a roll of duct tape, some tinfoil.....

-- CT (ct@no.yr), August 29, 1999.

O-k, seriously now,

Should be just like any other meat. Cut with the grain into 1/4 x 1/2 inch strips, soak in your favorite mix/brine, dry till you can sharpen the end and use as a weapon, store in cool dry place/way.

-- CT (ct@no.yr), August 29, 1999.

With real lean meat like birds, I'd boil them til sterile and then grind them like hamburger. I'd then spice them like regular hamburger jerky and dry them. I'd then heat them in the oven and blot off the fat. Then I'd can the jerky in pint jars with the vacuum sealer. Then I'd bake the jars at 300 degrees for 2 hours. Turkey jerky works well in this use.

-- nine (, August 30, 1999.

For jerky recipes of all types (turkey okay?), try:

-- A. Hambley (, August 30, 1999.

One of us is very confused and it could be me. Jerked meat is not the same as jerky. Doing good jerked meat is a learned process. Sort of an art form. But maybe the original poster wanted jerky. Maybe they will return and tell us.


-- Z1X4Y7 (, August 30, 1999.

Reflecting on the responses here I can see how my request must sound a little goofy. Actually, I'm serious to the extent of using y2k preping to learn a number of odd skills that might prove usefull.

Making jerky (yes Z1X4Y7, I didn't realize the difference) from gamebirds sounds only obscurly usefull to me too but it goes in the survival category of new knowledge not prepping. Thought it might be culturally common out there somewhere.

Thanks for the thoughtful responses.

-- Carlos (, August 30, 1999.

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