Are you game?

The likes of grouse, partridge, pheasant, rabbit and venison may not be your first choice, but if you like savouring deep, rich flavours check out these delicious. recipes.

Are you game?

Partridge

Chorizo-and-sage-stuffed roast partridge

Chorizo-and-sage-stuffed roast partridge

This Spanish roast partridge recipe is a perfect seasonal dinner party dish.

Roast partridge with cider gravy

Roast partridge with cider gravy

This game recipe is a delicious winter recipe for cold days.

Roast partridge with caramelised balsamic shallot sauce

Roast partridge with caramelised balsamic shallot sauce

Fancy a romantic Christmas or dinner party for two? This roast partridge recipe is ideal.

 


Pheasant

Roast pheasant with cavolo nero and bacon

Roast pheasant with cavolo nero and bacon

This game dish is a wonderful alternative to a traditional English roast.

Pot-roasted pheasant with pearl barley and root veg

Pot-roasted pheasant with pearl barley and root veg

Introduced by the Normans in the 11th century, the pheasant is now a familiar sight in the British countryside. This is a fabulous alternative to a traditional Sunday lunch.

Pheasant pie

Pheasant pie

This delicious pastry pie makes this a star dish for a special meal - Christmas Eve perhaps, or for any grand occasion.

Old-fashioned pheasant pie with lemon and thyme stuffing balls

Old-fashioned pheasant pie with lemon and thyme stuffing balls

This game pie recipe may be a labour of love but its aroma and taste is worth the wait.

Coarse pheasant and chestnut terrine

Coarse pheasant and chestnut terrine

Because pheasant is such a lean meat, make sure you ask your butcher for mince made from a good, fatty piece of pork belly.

 


Rabbit

Rabbit with tomato and rosemary

Rabbit with tomato and rosemary

Rabbit is one of our finest wild foods and it's now in season. This flavoursome rabbit recipe is great for a dinner party.

Rabbit and fettuccine

Rabbit and fettuccine

Try something different and truly continental: this simple but delicious rabbit and pasta recipe, with its lovely lean meat and light tomato sauce, is loved by Italians.

 


Venison

Pan-roasted venison loins with braised, spiced red cabbage

Pan-roasted venison loins with braised, spiced red cabbage

A wonderful game recipe to serve at an upmarket dinner, with braised cabbage making the perfect accompaniment.

Venison and chestnut stew

Venison and chestnut stew

This hearty slow cooked venison and chestnut recipe will satisfy a hearty appetite.

Roast venison, roast beetroot salad and bagnèt

Roast venison, roast beetroot salad and bagnèt

This recipe of venison and beetroot is a great alternative to Sunday lunch. Bagnèt is an Italian bread sauce.

Pan-fried venison with squash and sweet potato

Pan-fried venison with squash and sweet potato

A quick and easy venison supper that’s packed with seasonal ingredients. Increase the quantities to serve at a dinner party.

Venison and mushroom stew with pearl barley risotto

Venison and mushroom stew with pearl barley risotto

Scandinavians get through cold winter days with lots of filling casseroles and stews. This stew recipe uses venison which is fairly lean, so slow-cooking is a perfect way to cook it to stop it drying out.

Venison and chestnut casserole

Venison and chestnut casserole

Make this lovely, warming winter dish from lean venison and seasonal chestnuts.

 


Grouse

How to roast grouse

How to roast grouse

If you are lucky enough to have a butcher who stocks game birds, you will no doubt know that grouse is in season from 12 August, known as the Glorious 12th. The price of prepared grouse tends to be lower in September.

 


Quail

Quails with pomegranate

Quails with pomegranate

Try this quick and easy Middle Eastern recipe that mixes quails with a variety of exotic fruits. An impressive dinner party dish.

 


Tips

Where to buy and how to cook game

Where to buy and how to cook game

Sales of game have increased by nearly 50% in recent years, plus it's rich in protein, low in fat, versatile, healthy, with a fantastic flavour. Rising star chef Bryn Williams shares his trade secrets on buying and cooking game.

 


Tom Norrington-Davies

Game academy

Game academy

You’d be hard-pressed to find a leaner and more free-range meat than game so give Tom Norrington-Davies’ flavoursome autumnal dishes a try.

 


Classes

Game and foraging classes

Game and foraging classes

Back in fashion, and for good reason, game is wonderfully versatile, while food miles have made foraging popular. Learn how to cook game to perfection and to forage safely.

 

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