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Post by malcolmcooper » Fri 27 Dec 2013 09:43

Hi, does anyone know where I might buy a Pheasant in the Alberes / Argeles Area please?
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Post by Kate » Fri 27 Dec 2013 14:21

Most decent butchers should have some hanging up Malcolm at this time of year, or at least be able to take an order. Or (and I'm so sorry cos I know that I shouldn't but I just can't help myself :oops: ) you could find a pheasant plucker....sorrrrrrrry, sorrrrrrrry 8)

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Post by blackduff » Fri 27 Dec 2013 15:01

Kate has some good thoughts where to find a Pheasant but if this doesn't work, I know where there used to have fresh Pheasant at this time of the year.

Get onto the Voie Rapid leaving from Argeles towards Perpignan. You go past Elne and finally you get a soft turn right towards Perpignan. You'll see the big vet place and along the road there used to be birds being grown along that road. I thing that the property doesn't show anymore birds and there's big toys there instead but maybe they're still producing the birds. These birds are sold to the Chasseurs, which can be in season.

If the place isn't producing the birds, any hunter organization will tell where to get the birds-on their wings. If you buy any pheasant, normally you'll have to hang the bird in your garage for three or four days before it's ready for the meal.

I'm not sure how much a pheasant will cost. We paid about 35€ for a four kllo turkey. We have another meal coming for sunday and Francine just called me from Auchan. We wanted a small goose but this asked for 50€ for the greasy goose. It's only for three people and fifty euros is way too much money to eat. Auchan might have the pheasant too ~ give them a ring.

Good luck on your search.

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Post by interiors66 » Fri 27 Dec 2013 15:57

Not sure about pheasant malc , but if you head towards jonquera there are plenty of game birds available not only by the road side but in some commercial outlets as well, you can also get them "pret a manger"
Good luck :lol:

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Post by blackduff » Fri 27 Dec 2013 16:37

interiors66 wrote:Not sure about pheasant malc , but if you head towards jonquera there are plenty of game birds available not only by the road side but in some commercial outlets as well, you can also get them "pret a manger"Good luck :lol:
I thought that the Spanish authorities put those birds inside. There were some of them "pret a manger" on the crossroad towards Darnius.

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Post by Smiley G » Fri 27 Dec 2013 17:00

Kate wrote:Most decent butchers should have some hanging up Malcolm at this time of year, or at least be able to take an order. Or (and I'm so sorry cos I know that I shouldn't but I just can't help myself :oops: ) you could find a pheasant plucker....sorrrrrrrry, sorrrrrrrry 8)
I am not the pheasant plucker,
I'm the pheasant plucker's mate.
I am only plucking pheasants
Because the pheasant plucker's late.
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Post by malcolmcooper » Fri 27 Dec 2013 17:47

Well I didn't get a Pheasant but I got a good giggle! Thanks folks.

The Pheasant wasn't for me and I needed to get it today or substitute with a really good free range Chicken which is what I did. Pity, any excuse to pick up a game bird!
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Post by Kate » Fri 27 Dec 2013 18:04

Come on Smiles. Say it three times quickly!

I wanted to put it in the Améliorez votre Anglais part of POL as the tongue twister but the mag designer Simon censors my rude bits. He's such a spoilsport, tho I have managed to sneak a few past him, like when the breathalisers were to be made law, and I entitled the article Compulsory Car Blow Jobs, and he didn't notice til it went to print. Teeeeee heeeeee, yah boooooo. :lol: :lol:

Anyway, glad you got your bird!

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Post by Sue » Fri 27 Dec 2013 18:05

Pintade would have been a good substitute Malcolm.
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Post by malcolmcooper » Fri 27 Dec 2013 18:24

Ooooh! what's a Pintade?

Whoops!, I know. I had it in the Hotel Catalan, Laroque a few times in the Summer. Very nice it was too. Guinea Fowl.
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Post by interiors66 » Fri 27 Dec 2013 19:08

[There were some of them "pret a manger" on the crossroad towards Darnius.

Blackduff :wink: :wink:[/quote]

I've also seen those ones and although they look free range I'm told by a friend that they aren't and they are full of preservatives!

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Post by malcolmcooper » Fri 27 Dec 2013 21:36

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by blackduff » Fri 27 Dec 2013 22:11

interiors66 wrote:[There were some of them "pret a manger" on the crossroad towards Darnius.

Blackduff :wink: :wink:
I've also seen those ones and although they look free range I'm told by a friend that they aren't and they are full of preservatives![/quote]

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by redneckrover » Mon 30 Dec 2013 00:59

Yes but they're in season all year round !!!!

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