Merganser recipe?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by J2, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. J2

    J2 New Member

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    <P>I'm probably going to get some flack for this one.&nbsp; I shot 5 redbreasted mergansers today and brought them home and breasted them out.&nbsp; Its a nice bunch of meat, but is there a way to prepare them that will make them edible?&nbsp; I've already heard about the kerosene marinade.&nbsp; Just wondering if any of you guys have found a way to prepare them.</P>
     
  2. Zfence

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    <P>WHEEEWWWW... good luck brotha</P>
     

  3. EaglePoint

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    <P>Dig a popcan sized hole in the bank of a brushy creek, place merganser breast w/ feathers in back of hole, set two #1.5&nbsp;coil spring&nbsp;traps w/ stakes near the entrance of the hole. Return to coon set next day to recover coon. Take coon home, skin and eat. That's the best recipe I know of. <IMG border=0 align=absMiddle src="http://bowtest.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/biggrin.gif"></P>
     
  4. HONKEREXTREME

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    <p style="margin: 0px;">make sure all the fat is off them and soak them in marinade wrap in bacon.</p><p style="margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0px;">i just grilled up coot like that and it is very good as long as you get all the fat off</p>
     
  5. puregreen

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    <P>Marinate in favorite marinade just put extra garlic and red pepper wrap in bacon and grill not to bad</P>
     
  6. Dropduckslikerain

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    I use this recipe for carp. It's probably well know around the site<br><br>Take wood board<br>Put fillets on it<br>Put all the seasonings and marinade on it you want be sure to get it on board to<br>Place in oven for 10 minutes<br>Take it out. Scrape birds and whatever veggies and excess seasoning into trash<br>Eat the Board<br>
     
  7. puregreen

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    <P>I eat every bird i kill yard dart or coot whatever it is just takes more garlic and hot sauce</P>
     
  8. honkinhank

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    </P><br>mmmm coot!!!!!!!!<IMG src="http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/images/smilies/spvalentines/Lust_by_Zikes.gif" align=absMiddle border=0><br>
     
  9. puregreen

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    </P><P>Yes that coot was good</P>
     
  10. the_lone_wader

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    <P>Ive never eaten a Merganser, but I dont see why Coots get such a bad rap. They dont taste bad at all.</P>
     
  11. superduty

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  12. LoweRider

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    I was actually considering trying one until last week!<BR><BR>After knocking down five of them bastards and whatching them puke and $hit chad and a bunch of stinky white crap. . .NO WAY BROTHA.<BR><BR><IMG border=0 align=absMiddle src="http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/images/smilies/smiles2/stirthepot.gif"><BR>
     
  13. EMBB

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    <p>Well, Mergs go in our sausage meat, but coots are very good if all the fat is off and prepared right.&nbsp; Think about it, coot are a marsh bird, they eat the exact same thing as a mallard, teal or gadwall.&nbsp; They are very good.&nbsp; Don't knock em til you try them.&nbsp; Yes I know, they are ugly as phuck, but they can be very tasty.&nbsp; Now, if I could shoot my 3 Woodies every day of the season, the coots would live, but until then, shoot em up.&nbsp;&nbsp; </p>
     
  14. puregreen

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    </P><br><IMG src="http://bowtest.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/thumb.gif" align=absMiddle border=0><br>
     
  15. EMBB

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    <p>Thanks Vin......................</p>
     
  16. ducky152000

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    I grill Coots and mergs up but they are my labs treats.
     
  17. MaktheQwk

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  18. Aythya

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    <div><br></div><div>Phfeeewwww, Mak... I couldn't begin to imagine waking up at midnight with the "hot pipe" that salt cured merg would give ya.<img border="0" align="absmiddle" src="http://bowtest.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/rofl.gif">&nbsp; &nbsp;I think I'd just hook myself up to an IV to hydrate. &nbsp;Holy Chit... that's a LOT of anchovies.</div>
     
  19. bluepike

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    <P>Marinade, wrap with bacon cook on the grill over charcoal in small pieces.</P>
     
  20. JP

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