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Whole NY Dressed Natural Squab

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Whole NY Dressed Natural Squab

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    If you are exploring the wonderful world of game meat, we think squab is an ideal bird to whet your appetite; it’s not too gamey, but offers rich, red and lean meat. Isn't it time you tried squab?

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    You may be asking: What’s a squab and how does it dress in New York? Squabs are young pigeons that have never flown. They are not the pigeons that roost on Manhattan buildings; instead they are humanely farm raised.

    A New York-dressed squab has the head and feet still attached, for classic presentation. But it also comes non-eviscerated (internal organs intact), which is what makes it New York-dressed. These birds have guts. And this requires the cook to clean a squab properly, and prepare with care.

    With its plump breast and lean, silky-textured meat, the squab is known for its singular ability to retain moisture during cooking, in part because the fat in the skin renders out during cooking.

    We still encourage you to serve squab rare, but not more than medium rare for best results.

    Just the facts

    • All-natural, farm-raised, domestic squab
    • No antibiotics, no hormones
    • High-protein grain diet includes soy, sorghum, corn
    • Single serving, sold individually
    • Sold in an uncooked state
    • Product of USA
    • Use within 3-5 days of receipt

    Since day one, D’Artagnan has been dedicated to finding farmers that share our vision of more humane and sustainable methods of rearing livestock. By working only with farms that respect nature and focus on the best animal welfare practices, we can stand proudly behind all of our products.

    Originally domesticated in Ancient Egypt, squab has remained a traditional part of many diets around the world. Now its tender and lean red meat is gaining in popularity in the United States.

    We source our squab from a cooperative of farms in California’s beautiful Central Valley, where they raise the prolific King breed birds. Known for its large size and full breast, this is a breed preferred for its meat.

    Inside protected and open barns, the birds are allowed to breed and rear their young in nest boxes. The mated pairs of adult pigeons feed young birds a mix of high-protein grains including soy, sorghum and corn.

    The fledgling squabs have never flown and are raised until four weeks of age, when they are adult size but before their muscles toughen. As with all our products, no hormones or antibiotics are ever administered.

    Our Squab

    Farms that specialize in squab are rare indeed. We work with one of the finest in the United States to offer young squab of the highest caliber. With attention to traditional and natural methods, our farmers raise squab that is the preferred bird of many four-star restaurants across the country.

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