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Guinea Fowl Is Great...
love to cook and to eat guinea fowl. It's a brilliant alternative to
chicken or even to the traditional turkey at Christmas. A good source of
vitamins and minerals it's high in protein and low in cholesterol, has a subtle gamey flavour and is at its best at this time of year.
you want to try it at home we'd recommend looking for free-range guinea fowl
which is becoming much more generally available from good independent
butchers. If you see the eggs, they're well worth buying too.
It is prepared in a similar way to chicken but as it is generally a smaller
bird it is important not to overcook and let it dry out, so regular basting is
recommended when roasting a whole bird. If you prefer, you could remove
the legs and wings and marinate for a few hours before grilling and cook the
breasts separately - we feature Thyme Roast Guinea Fowl Breast on our Christmas Taster menu. A whole
guinea fowl will keep in the fridge for 3 to 4 days once the giblets are
online and you will find many recipes to inspire you.