Cooking Pastured Sausage On the Grill or In the Kitchen

Brian Sapp

The significant difference between commodity sausage and pastured sausage comes down to the way the animals are raised, as well as the processing method of the farm. Our farm offers a range of sausages from six different species. Our sausages are slightly leaner, better seasoned, and made from higher-quality cuts than the average sausage you may find in the grocery store.

Shredded Chicken Tacos (with Cilantro Lime Dressing)

Kathryn Crockett

TACOS! Beautiful, delicious, zesty chicken tacos. Few can say no to the much-loved shredded chicken taco, and luckily, these tacos are good for you and the planet. You’ve been warned—these tacos might just be your newest addiction. The recipes that follow use our pasture-raised chicken have fast-tracked their way into the weekly meal plans of many folks here at White Oak Pastures. 

Guinea Fowl Terrine, from the The Strong Sistas

Ashley & Sarah Armstrong

Sick of just eating plain meat? Looking for a unique way to enjoy some pastured guinea? 

One of our favorite ways to eat guinea fowl is cooked in a terrine.

What the heck is a terrine?

A terrine is traditional in French cuisine and is a meat, fish or veggie mixture that has been cooked in advance and allowed to cool or set in the container. It is cooked and served in a loaf pan, so it's kind of like a meat bread!

Terrine is similar to pate in the sense that it is served cool, but it doesn’t necessarily contain liver and uses a lot more ingredients to give it a unique texture profile. Terrines seem sophisticated, but we are not sophisticated chefs. We wanted to make this a super easy recipe to enjoy a unique and fun recipe.

Guinea Fowl Confit by the Strong Sistas

Ashley & Sarah Armstrong

If a chicken and a duck had a baby…

Have you tried guinea fowl? The taste is similar to wild game, but more delicate, not as strong. We think it tastes like a mix between chicken and duck. 

Nutrient-wise, guinea meat is high in Vitamin K, niacin and Vitamin B1. 

Guineas roam more than any other poultry species, so they are slightly leaner than chicken… making the cooking method pretty important.

Brined Guinea Fowl Recipe, à la Strong Sistas

Ashley & Sarah Armstrong

Pasture raised poultry with juicy meat and crispy skin? Yes please.

This simple, brined guinea recipe is a fool-proof way to ensure tender meat with a crispy skin, AKA: perfection. 

The Strong Sistas' Braised Guinea Fowl

Ashley & Sarah Armstrong

First off, what on earth is a guinea fowl?

Guinea fowl actually originate from Africa and are related to other game birds such as pheasants and turkeys. Guineas eat a ton of bugs, and roam the pastures more so than any other poultry species at White Oak Pastures.

The Strong Sistas' Full Chicken Bone Broth

Sarah Armstrong

Bone broth provides an abundance of vitamins and minerals. Plus ‘wiggly jiggly’ bone broth is a great source of collagen. You can learn about the benefits of bone broth in our recent article on White Oak Pastures' blog. But, not all bone broths are equal. The items you use to make your bone broth (from the source of the bones to the other ‘off-cuts’ added) will make a difference in the nutrient composition and amount of ‘jiggle’ that results. Below you’ll find our favorite recipe for creating the ultimate, great-tasting, nutrient-dense, “wiggly jiggly” bone broth.

Slow-Roasted Whole Guinea Hen

Corinne Kocher

White Oak Pastures’ guineas live unconfined on pasture, hunting, pecking, scratching, and dust bathing. This leads to stronger, healthier, and, in our opinion, tastier birds. It also means these birds use their muscles, which should be taken into consideration when cooking a pasture raised animal. Applying some of the same principles for preparing grassfed beef, such as marinating or seasoning one to two days in advance, can help tenderize those more active muscle fibers.

How To Cook A Perfect Pasture-Raised Turkey 2019

White Oak Pastures Team

UPDATED FOR THANKSGIVING 2019! ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON NOV 10, 2016 8:14:00 AM

We are grateful for the opportunity to provide you and your loved ones with a delicious pastured turkey for this special time of the year. Cooking a whole pasture-raised bird can be intimidating, and we want you to feel well-prepared to cook our turkeys this holiday season.

Our turkeys are athletes. They spend their entire lives roaming our lush pastures, hunting, pecking, scratching, and dustbathing as nature intended. Because of their diet and exercise, our birds are lean animals. When cooking them, keep in mind they have less fat than commodity turkeys. We have found that cooking with a wet, slow heat yields a more tender turkey dish.

Check out our recipe and tips to cook the perfect pastured turkey for...

Buffalo Ranch Party Wings

White Oak Pastures Team
This recipe for pasture-raised chicken wings in a spicy buffalo ranch sauce comes to us from Justin Beggs, who manages our online order fulfillment center at White Oak Pastures. A resident of downtown Bluffton, Georgia, Justin has cooked his famous wing recipe for all our White Oak Pastures friends and visitors. We take wings seriously down here, and Justin's recipe paired with our pastured chicken wings is the perfect combination.
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