Should have saved these for Halloween dinner. :)
Those who raise poultry are familiar with the Silkie breed. They are small, fluffy, cute birds with black skin and dark, almost grey meat.
They are thought to have health benefits in some cultures.
I do not raise silkies but was able to get a couple from a friend (also some goat meat). Have not tasted them before so I gave it a shot. :)
I seasoned the birds with Tatonka Dust...
popped them into the Big Poppa Smoker UDS..... with a wild rice blend.
I added chicken stock and scallions to the rice.
Smoked at 275F with a bit of hickory...
These were the size of a large game hen.
I brought the birds up to an internal temp of 170F. Tipped them up to make sure the juices ran clear.
This is where my sense of sight and sense of smell could not agree.
The chicken looked sooooo strange but smelled sooooo good!! :)
I closed my eyes and took a bite.
Tasted like chicken! :)
Not sure if I will ever raise this breed...... but now I know what they taste like. They were pretty good. :)