Have you ever had a silkie chicken? I hadn’t.
It’s one of the interesting items that they have over at T&T supermarket that I’ve gawked at, and wondered about (I keep thinking of doing something with duck tongues, too).
When Sandy, Betty & I visited Susan in Roslin, Betty was reading something about them. About what they looked like, what they taste like. She mused that it was something I should experiment with, and invite them over for dinner to try. It stuck in my head.
I have reverted to not springing new dishes on people — I have to try them first.
This just felt like the week to try a silkie chicken. After bird-watching for a little over 3 hours this morning, I hopped on my bike and rode over to T&T, bought a chicken and a container of garlic cloves (I never do that! I always buy full buds. But I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with the chicken when I got home, and wanted to consider silkie on 40 cloves of garlic). Back home, did a little reading on the internet, and decided to put it in the crockpot.
Here’s the video of my experience. Warning: if you are of a delicate constitution or a vegetarian or a vegan, you will not like this. It is recognizably a bird.