Mock Ptarmigan with Cranberry Salsa and Stir-Fried Barley

Mock Ptarmigan with Cranberry Salsa and Stir-Fried Barley

I had never heard of ptarmigan before researching Alaskan foods. This bird is a food source up north, but given the geographic limitations of my kitchen project, and the endorsement of the author of the recipe for ptarmigan that chicken drumsticks taste quite similar, I decided to make chicken drummies in lieu of the slightly dove-looking bird.

For this meal, I combined three recipes from the cookbook I purchased for mostly pre-pipeline (but some more adventurous, post-pipeline) Alaskan dishes, What Real Alaskans Eat: Not Your Ordinary Cookbook (aff): ptarmigan, cranberry salsa, and stir-fried barley.

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