Sandhill Crane Taco Recipe

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Garrett Shackelford

Jan 06, 2023·1 mins read
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Often compared to beef or pork in taste and texture, sandhill crane meat is a great alternative to traditional taco fillings and can add a new and interesting twist to your next taco night. 

 Below you will find the necessary ingredients and steps to take to have a successful time cooking these delicious sandhill crane tacos

Ingredients:

  • 2 sandhill cranes

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon cumin

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Taco shells or tortillas

  • Chopped vegetables (such as lettuce, tomato, onion, and bell peppers)

  • Cheese and other toppings (such as salsa, guacamole, and sour cream)

Instructions:

  1. Begin by preparing the sandhill cranes for cooking. This typically involves plucking the feathers, cleaning and gutting the bird, and cutting it into small pieces suitable for taco filling.

  2. Preheat your grill or smoker to medium-high heat.

  3. In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper.

  4. Brush the sandhill crane pieces with the seasoning mixture, coating them evenly.

  5. Place the coated sandhill crane pieces on the grill or in the smoker and cook for about 10-15 minutes, or until the meat is cooked through and tender.

  6. While the sandhill crane is cooking, prepare your taco shells or tortillas and any additional toppings or condiments you will be using.

  7. Once the sandhill crane is cooked, remove it from the grill or smoker and chop it into small pieces suitable for filling tacos.

  8. Assemble your tacos by filling the taco shells or tortillas with the chopped sandhill crane meat, chopped vegetables, cheese, and any other toppings or condiments you desire.

  9. Serve the tacos hot and enjoy!

Sandhill crane tacos are a delicious and unique way to enjoy this flavorful game meat. With a little bit of preparation and the right seasonings, you can create a tasty and exciting meal that is sure to be a hit with your friends and family. So the next time you're in the mood for something different, give sandhill crane tacos a try – you won't be disappointed!

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