Preferred Meats Coturnix Quail: A Chef's Secret Weapon

These specially bred quail produce a light meat with a well-rounded, slightly sweet flavor, making them a very versatile choice for chefs.

Sometimes called Pharoah’s quail, the Coturnix is reportedly the same quail eaten in Biblical times. This delicate meat pairs well with an abundance of flavors to complement most menus. It can be prepared in many ways using traditional or creative cooking methods.

These fresh and plump little birds are around 5-6 ounces each. Being tunnel boned means they are perfect for grilling or stuffing, making for a truly elegant presentation.

We think the quality of these birds are second to none and the feedback we are getting from our chefs testifies to that.

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Flavor Profile

One of the most enticing qualities of Coturnix quail is its unique flavor profile. With a well-rounded and slightly sweet taste, this delicate meat serves as a blank canvas for culinary creativity. Just a few common preparing options include:

  1. Grilling to perfection

  2. Stuffing with savory fillings

  3. Incorporating into intricate dishes

Ultimately, Coturnix quail never fails to impress with its depth of flavor and tender texture.

Cooking Methods

The beauty of Coturnix quail lies in its versatility, allowing chefs to experiment with various cooking methods and presentations. Whether roasted, braised, or pan-seared, these plump little birds lend themselves to a myriad of culinary techniques. Their tunnel-boned structure makes them ideal for stuffing, or creating an elegant presentation for fine dining. Weighing approximately 5-6 ounces, each quail offers a perfect balance of meatiness and tenderness, ensuring a delightful dining experience with every bite.


At Preferred Meats, we take pride in sourcing the finest Coturnix quail available, ensuring unparalleled quality and freshness. Our commitment to excellence shines through in every aspect of our product, guaranteeing a premium dining experience for restaurants and their customers. With our convenient 6 / 4-pack (24ea) per box offering, chefs can elevate their menus with ease, knowing they're getting exceptional value without compromising on quality.

Join us on this culinary journey and discover why Coturnix quail has earned its place as a true culinary treasure.

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