Does anybody eat squab? What does it taste like?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by awesomefowl, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    I was wondering, because I read book from the library written like 50 years ago, when it seems there was a demand for squab. It is good?
  2. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2009
    Rowan County, NC
    It's considered a delicacy in this country and others. The kind of food presidents and fancy people pay to eat, and the rest of us raise to eat [​IMG] Since it's a delicacy, I'm assuming it must taste good. Supposedly better than chicken. I don't think I could bring myself to eat a squab though.
  3. Smiles-N-Sunshine

    Smiles-N-Sunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 19, 2008
    Palominas, Arizona
    I vote "Yes". I enjoy wild doves, so if young, plump domestic squab is more tender and flavorful, I'm really looking forward to trying it. (Akin to a domestic fryer rabbit tasting better than an old cottontail.)

  4. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    HMM, INTERESTING! sorry for caps
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    They are DELICIOUS!

    They are more like duck than chicken. Very flavorful all dark meat with a fine texture. Making me drool as I think about it!
  6. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 9, 2007
    Ive always wanted to try it
  7. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Tastes alot like pigeon. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  8. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

  9. BenBrown

    BenBrown Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 18, 2011
    Quote:I'm wondering has anyone actually tried squab at the dinner table in the past month? My mother use to sing the praises of squab. We never tried it though. Now though I'm wondering if this could be my 'city chicken'.

    I only recently found out it actually had a texture. Whenever I asked mom about it she always said it was so tender you could suck it off the bone. Ugh!!! I kept imagining something the consistency of not quite set jello. Something like a tender cornish hen though I could enjoy.

    What about seasoning it? I understand without the skin the fat content is lower than chicken.

    To honest I'm a bit scared in mentioning to the few pigeon fanciers I've just met I'm wanting to raise pigeon for squab. I picture they would think of me as a cannibal.
  10. Rollerman

    Rollerman Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2011
    If your in the city and can't have poultry then pigeons are a great substitute because they aren't concidered poultry! Go with the heavy breeds,Kings,homers,carneau etc. Check out any neighborhoods with Mid-Eastern people,they like squab and may raise their own.

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