Do I need to age the quail meat before eating?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Germaine_11.20, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    Idaho
    Hi, I know that chicken is best aged for a few days in the fridge before eating. Do I need to age quail too? Thank you!
     
  2. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    You don't ahve to, just let them get past the rigormortis stage, then they are good to go. [​IMG]
     
  3. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    Idaho
    Thank you very much!
     
  4. 95yj

    95yj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    doesn't rhigormortis (sp) last a couple days?
     
  5. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Chillin' With My Peeps

    They are better letting them age overnight in the frig.. after that i like to put them into a smoker for about two hours then bake them..holly smokes is it good..
     
  6. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    Quote:no [​IMG] Icomes about shortly after the kill, depending on the temperature, and lasts a while, then it is gone and you can eat. Of course the meat willl be better if aged a bit, but really, quail are delicious any way.
     
  7. farrier!

    farrier! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    We were a lot happier with our quail that sat overnight.
    Last batch had cranberries, spinach and feta cheese with some fresh spices stuffed into them...... I can hardly wit to have more!!!!!
     
  8. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Rusty : How ya doing ??????????. I do let mine sit awhile, I am just used to it that way, it does help. What ya processing ??.

    AL
     

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