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Slow Cooker Size
28 Apr 2013
If you are a hunter of wild game birds and are looking for a great new
way to prepare your birds, this slow cooker recipe will help you. It is
generic in the sense that it will suit a wide variety of game birds –
large or small, but it is far from generic in flavour. Using a slow
cooker for your game birds is an excellent way to tenderise an older and
tougher wild game bird. You can use the recipe ‘as is’ or as a launching
page for your own ideas.
3 lb (1.5kg)game bird
cut into pieces or 1.5 kg of smaller birds
in parts (3lb)
Peel and finely chop the garlic cloves. Peel and chop the yellow
onions. Heat a large heavy frying pan to medium high and add the olive
oil (use more if needed). Add the chopped garlic and the chopped onions
to the frying pan and sauté them until they are limp but not browned or
Remove the garlic and the onions from the frying pan leaving behind the
oil and set them aside. Add the pieces of game bird to the frying pan
and add a little more oil if needed and lightly brown the pieces on all
sides. Do them in batches if you don’t have enough room.
While the game bird pieces are browning, start the covered slow cooker
on low heat. Once the pieces are browned, place them in the slow cooker.
Pour the chicken stock, broth or bouillon over the bird and add the
garlic and onions, the thyme and poultry seasoning, the salt and pepper
to taste, and the honey. If you like cooking wine or sherry now is a
good time to add a splash or two. Mix everything around well then
sprinkle the rosemary over the top.
Put the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low heat for about 6 hours.
Remove the lid and add the sour cream to the mixture and stir it around.
Replace the lid and cook on low for another hour. Poke the game birds
while your adding the sour cream. If they seem tough, you can add more
cooking time or increase the heat to high.
In a blender or shaker, combine the cream, half and half or milk and the
flour. Make sure the mixture is smooth. Remove the lid from the slow
cooker again and pour the mixture in and stir around. Replace the lid
and cook for another hour.
Serve the slow cooker game birds over or with rice or stuffing.