Our quail are raised with no antibiotics or hormones, in open barns, with a wholesome grain diet which contributes to the high quality and great flavor of these birds. We think of quail as game bird 101 and the ideal introduction to the pleasures of eating game meat. Lean quail meat is darker and more flavorful than chicken and is a versatile favorite among chefs and home cooks. This versatile bird is tasty whether roasted, pan-seared, grilled, or braise, and takes all types of seasoning and marinades well. Just remember these lean little birds can dry out if overcooked. It's best to cook them quickly and leave them medium-rare.
- Humanely farm-raised in free-range environment
- All-vegetarian grain diet
- No antibiotics, hormones or steroids ever used
- Coturnix breed, also known as Pharaoh
- 4 whole quail per package
- Ships 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
Cooking Methods: Roast, Pan-Roast, Braise, Grill
Cooking Tips: Quail is versatile and will take all types of seasoning and marinades well. After seasoning, whole quail are easy to stuff and pair wonderfully with bread, grain, or sausage stuffing. Stuffed birds need to be cooked slightly longer than unstuffed. Be careful not to overcook. If using a dry heat method, like roasting, pan-roasting, or grilling, cook quickly until meat is slightly firm to the touch and juices run clear. Basting or brushing with fat will help keep the quail moist.
Our mission is to find farmers that share our vision of a more humane and sustainable way of rearing livestock. We respect our place in the food chain and see farmers as true stewards of the land and environment. This is why we build real relationships with our farmers and work only with those who respect nature and focus on the best animal welfare practices.
Our quail come from a second-generation family-owned farm that raises the Pharaoh, also called the Coturnix, breed of this delicate little game bird. Coturnix breed quail offer a richer flavor and higher moisture content than the more common Bobwhite breed.
The farm places great emphasis on humane and stress-free conditions for the quail, raising them in spacious, open barns. The birds eat a natural and wholesome grain diet of pesticide-free corn and soybeans. There are never any hormones, growth stimulants or antibiotics used.