Squab, Whole


Squab, Whole




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    Squab offers red, tender and lean meat with a unique taste, which makes it a popular choice on game menus.  It definitely does not taste like chicken.

    All orders ship via FedEx Overnight. You choose your delivery date - up to 30 days in advance. Orders placed before Noon ET, Monday-Thursday can be delivered the next business day.

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    With red, tender meat and a plump breast, this is a bird that has been eaten forever, as far as we can tell. Around the world, across cultures and history, the squab has appeared on the best tables, from castles to farmhouses. Why not on yours?

    Squab meat is richly flavored, silky in texture, and though lean, is known for its singular ability to retain moisture during cooking, in part because the fat in the skin renders out during cooking.

    It is perfect for classic French recipes but adaptable to many cuisines. Just remember, squab is at its best when served rare to medium rare.

    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
    • For best taste on fresh products, use or freeze within 3-5 days of receipt; for frozen products, use within 1-2 days after thawing

    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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