Tuesday, 26 March 2013

I ate a pigeon....and I liked it

So the other day,I was at borough market in London  talking to Farmer sharp at the wild meat stall. Long story short he convinced me to try pigeon, and suggested a tasty way to cook it.  I tried his idea the next day when I had dinner with a friend, and holy shit it was good!! Never in a million years would I have thought I'd actually eat pigeon and enjoy it but there ya go ; try new things!

For two pigeon breasts:
1. Heat up some cooking fat (butter or coconut oil) and fry some garlic and the breasts, about 4 mins each side (you want them rare or medium-rare)
2. Remove breasts and rest on plate
3. Add about a tabelspoon of creme fraiche (or regular cream) to the pan, along with a splash of red wine and cook for about 5 mins to reduce
4. Serve the breasts with the sauce on top, and sprinkled with some chopped parsley :)

I served this with steamed asparagus and tenderstem broccoli, boiled potatoes, and wilted spinach and chard. Tasty and healthy! :)

(Excuse the bad phone pic)