Sunday, March 25, 2012

Goth Homemaking: The Blackest Chicken of All

Was last month's Funeral Chicken not Goth enough for you? Well, for those who need to take it up a notch, there is a breed of chicken called a Silkie that you will want to know all about.

Silkie is the other dark meat. You know, really dark. It is a kind of chicken; living, it is coated with soft fluffy feathers which can be any color, but this bird is literally black to the bone. The black meat of a Silkie is generally considered an unusual or even undesirable quality in most European and American cuisines, but in Asia, Silkie meat is a gourmet food. Chinese cuisine especially values the breed, but it is also a common ingredient in some Japanese, Cambodian, Vietnamese and Korean dishes. A few fusion restaurants in metropolitan areas of the West have also cooked it as a part of traditional American or French cuisine. They reportedly have a more gamey flavor than regular meat chickens.


  1. That sounds really interesting. Maybe a breed for my future hen house? :)

    1. Sounds like a plan. They can be raised listening to nothing but Bauhaus and sold at a premium :)


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