Faraona Arrosto
For a treat, try roasted Guinea Fowl

Faraona Arrosto | Roast Guinea Fowl (half)

Faraona refers to Guinea fowl, which, like other specialty fowl like quail or pheasant, are much more readily available in Italy than they are in the US.

For those who don’t eat red meat, be aware that a roast Guinea fowl is likely to have had a slice of pancetta or lardo placed over the breast to keep it from drying out, and may also be used to flavor the pan juices for a sauce as well.

The usual treatment of faraona is braising, so you might find Faraona alla Cacciatora (tomato sauce), or Faraona al vino rosso (in red wine) on a menu.

It is normal for the breast of faraona to be served slightly pink in the center.

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Italian Name: Faraona
English Name: Guinea fowl
Course: Secondo piatto, main course
Where you're most likely to find it: Italy