Squab, Whole, NY Dressed
Frozen / 18-20 oz avg
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?
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
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.