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Brace Of Dales Wood Pigeon

Serves: 2

Shelf life: Min 3 days

Not Available: 1st December – 31st December

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£5.48 each


Wood pigeon is an English delicacy, once a staple of a country butcher's trade, with the meat prized for its rich flavour and close texture. The complex taste is thanks to its natural wild diet of berries, acorns, and buds. To bring out the robust and indulgent taste, either pan roast the breast, or oven roast the birds whole for a memorable seasonal treat. NOTE: May Contain Shot


How to cook

With its dark red meat, wood pigeon boasts a complex earthy taste that is being increasingly sought after by chefs for seasonal specials boards. The breast alone is delicious when rapidly seared and allowed to rest, alternatively try roasting the brace whole wrapped in streaky bacon, to complement the rich flavours of the game, perfect as small centrepieces. All our game birds are wild and may contain pellets.

Cook thoroughly.

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About the cut

Whole Pigeon

These birds are sourced primarily from the Yorkshire valleys of Wharfedale, Nidderdale and Wensleydale. Game was once a key part of the butcher's business with wood pigeon an important part of the winter diet. These birds are carefully defeathered and the innards removed before being dispatched fresh. Please note: Whilst care is taken to remove shot, occasionally it can be missed, so please check your bird and remove any pellets before cooking.

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