Do people eat peacocks?
Roasted peacock in ancient times was the most exquisite dish, which was prepared exclusively on major holidays. In ancient Rome, a whole peacock was fried only on special occasions, and in France a peacock appeared on the royal table during the reception of the most important guests.
In Russia, Ivan the Terrible first tasted the finished peacock and was very pleased with it. However, over time, the popularity of this dish faded away mainly due to the beauty of the bird. She began to get exclusively for decorative purposes and in vain: the peacock meat is considered dietary, very soft and tasty.
Young bird meat is especially valuable. According to the Asian cuisine, this product can help relieve from many diseases, as well as generally improve immunity and significantly increase vitality.
The egg of the lush bird is very much appreciated in China. The fact is that it can not only be eaten, but also used in the preparation of medicines and cosmetics.
The peculiarity of this product is its caloric content: 1 egg contains more than 60 kcal, which is a very large indicator for such a small product (60-80 g). The yolk contains a large amount of vitamins: groups A, B and D, as well as iron, zinc, potassium, magnesium, calcium and many other beneficial trace elements.
It is impossible to meet this delicacy in Russia and Ukraine, so most compatriots have never even seen them. But in China, peacock eggs are found in every store, and the funds from them are sold at every step.
Despite the fact that in our region this bird is not customary to cook, there are a huge number of foreign dishes that you should definitely try (in almost all recipes the bird is used entirely):
- English peacock (baked bird entirely in spices)
- French Roast Peacock (Provencal Roast Meat),
- peacock soup is a rare dish of French cuisine
- bird with sauce and pistachios.