First taste of homegrown guinea

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by elevan, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. elevan

    elevan Songster Premium Member




  2. More details! what do they taste like? Are they gamey? are they turkey like? Do they taste rich and fatty like duck? I keep hearing how great they are- what is it that sets them apart from other poultry?
  3. Fenika

    Fenika Songster

    Sep 25, 2010
    Ohhh, lovely. And you have the meat pulling right off the bone [​IMG]

    What is that grain or bean you have them on?

    Chick, guineas are divine. That's the best I can describe them. Absolutely divine.
  4. elevan

    elevan Songster Premium Member

    For those who haven't tasted guinea, I would describe the flavor as a strong chicken kind of (in a good way). Texture is chewier than chicken (not rubbery, again this is in a good way). Skin needs to be super crisp though. Dark meat is very dark and much stronger than chicken. White meat is very good though there isn't much of it. My mom thought that it has a slight wild taste to it. My 5 yr old told me that it was the best meal that he's ever had and cleaned his plate, went back for seconds and wanted more more more - I've never seen him enjoy any other meat the way he attacked that guinea.

    I used this recipe . The platter has the guinea, tri-color pearl couscous and frenched green beans on it.
  5. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Crowing

    Mar 28, 2011
    BFE, CA
    Yum!!!!!! [​IMG] Save some for me!!!
  6. gingit

    gingit In the Brooder

    Oct 30, 2011
    South Florida
    Cool photos!
    We have 20 pekins we're selling and/or processing this weekend.
    I am searching for great ideas, other than good old smoking them.
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2011
  7. cupman

    cupman Songster

    Apr 12, 2011
    Portland, OR
    looks like the chef did a good job as well. I am really thinking about hatching guineas in the Spring and eating the extra males never really crossed my mind. I might have to do just that, it looks great.

  8. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    Are you kidding me????? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    That looks delicious !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ok, so please do tell us.........

    What age did you slaughter and how much do you think it weighed?
    What type of feed did you feed it?

    Last question.

    Are we invited to the next guinea dinner?

    That meal looks amazing! [​IMG]
  9. mikeinri

    mikeinri In the Brooder

    Nov 8, 2011
    North Smithfield, RI
    Looks GREAT!! [​IMG]

    Guineas are at the top of my list to be added to the flock. All I need is to find some. [​IMG]
  10. gingit

    gingit In the Brooder

    Oct 30, 2011
    South Florida
    I read what you guys are writing abut Guineas and I have a confession: My husband ordered 200 Guinea chicks which should arrive in a week or so, and I gave him hell: Why so many, who cares about Guineas and they are flyers (our birds are out all day after the age of 6 weeks or so). Talkng to people in the area and reading the posts I understand that not only they are tasety but there will be great demand for them. Looking forward to them now.
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2011

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