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Pigeon breasts
Tue 6-Apr-10
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Jude
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Anyone got any recipes for cooking these? The last time I cooked them they were tough as old boots Laugh

Tue 6-Apr-10
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I love pigeon breasts and I do know not to over cook them.  Here's a recipe I have found for you. 

Pigeon Salad with Leeks

Ingredients
1 pigeon breast 
1 tbsp olive oil
5 baby leeks
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp olive oil
For the dressing
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
55ml/2fl oz olive oil

Method
1. Brush the pigeon breasts with the oil and place in a hot pan over a medium heat. Cook for 2-3 minutes, turning once. Remove from the heat and leave to rest.
2. Heat a griddle pan until smoking. Add the leeks, the oil and the honey and cook for five minutes, turning occasionally to evenly brown.
3. For the dressing, mix the red wine vinegar and olive oil in a bowl.
4. To serve, place the leeks in the centre of a plate. Slice the pigeon breast and place on top, drizzled with the dressing.

 I normally pan fry them in butter gently for a couple of minutes each side, then leave to rest for a while. Then make a cream sauce  with the juices and serve with mashed potaotoes and veg of choice.

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Tue 6-Apr-10
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Thanks, that sounds lovely. I shall try it later this week Laugh

Tue 6-Apr-10
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Oh yes - if they're young sear them quickly and serve them pink in the middle with a dark green salad. The one I had in a restaurant had chunks of walnuts in the salad. Delish.

Sun 18-Apr-10
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Just to say that I had the Pigeon and Leek recipe tonight which was lovely. I would recommend it! Still overcooked the pigeon slightly but better than last time Laugh

Mon 19-Apr-10
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Well done Jude! WellDone

I'll try that again!

Tue 20-Apr-10
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I have never had pigeon. That sounds lovely, Danuta.

Can you buy pigeon in the shops?

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Tue 20-Apr-10
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Jude
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I bought packs of 6 breasts for £2.94 a pack - which seemed cheap to me from a farm shop that I visit regularly. Might be a bit far for you though...

http://www.goodiesfarmshop.co.uk/butchery.html

It's a really good butchery here in my opinion, the veg bit is not as good but the meat is fab!

Tue 20-Apr-10
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Danny said:

I have never had pigeon. That sounds lovely, Danuta.

Can you buy pigeon in the shops?


Do you know, Danny, I have never noticed.  My friend shoots them!!!!    Whistle

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Tue 20-Apr-10
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I have seen them in Waitrose occasionally.

I'll try that again!

Sat 18-Sep-10
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I am going pigeon hunting next week, I already have 12 breasts in the freezer.

I like the recipe for the salad, I was wondering if anyone had an interesting recipe for pigeon pie?

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Sat 18-Sep-10
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Found this one for you.  I like the way the alcohol is listed first in the ingredients.    

 

http://www.cookitsimply.com/recipe-0010-01423j.html

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Sat 9-Oct-10
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Thanks, I will try that (Pigeon hunting next week).

 

I posted some pics under main meals, as we had picked wild mushrooms, we decided to saute the breasts, they were absolutely delicious!

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