Guinea fowl meat has become more popular in recent years.
Farming Friends raises guinea fowl for meat, as well as for eggs and breeding.
Guinea fowl meat is a cross between chicken and pheasant.
It has a good nutritional value being a very lean meat.
Sally recently asked, “Is there any difference in the eating quality between males and females?”
To my knowledge there is little difference in the eating quality of male and female guinea fowl although as with most poultry the meat of young guinea fowl is more tender and flavoursome.
I have found that the way that I cook the meat affects the quality more. I prefer to cook guinea fowl in a gravy stock inorder to keep it tender and succulent.
Check out the pot roasted guinea fowl recipe for an excellent way to cook guinea fowl meat.
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Yum, yum. Love guinea fowl. Always try to buy it in preference to chicken because it actually tastes of something.
Chicken – even free range – seems to taste of nothing these days. Is it just the variety that most farmers are breeding, Sara, ie those pathetic ones that grow so huge so fast they go off their legs at 4 weeks old? Or something else?
Comment by Soilman — February 4, 2008 @ 10:33 am
Thanks for dropping by and commenting. Yes I love guinea fowl too. It does have more taste than chicken.
With regards to the taste of chicken, I think that what the chicken is fed has a big impact on the taste of the chicken and the way that they are kept can have an effect. The breed may also have an effect. I know this is true with regards to pigs, the rare breed pig meat is much tastier than the commercial pig breeds.
Thanks for your intersting comment.
Sara @ farmingfriends
Comment by Sara @ Farming Friends — February 4, 2008 @ 5:55 pm
I love guinea fowl too – not as strong or dry as pheasant can sometimes be, but still full of flavour. Though goose and duck are way up there as my favourites, give me one of these any time for a celebration meal – rich and luscious, a little goes a long way…well it’s meant too, but the whole family just keeps on picking at it!
Comment by paula — February 4, 2008 @ 8:21 pm