Christmas Lunch of Small Game Birds

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British Seasonal Food

By Mark Hix

Published 2008

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Game birds like teal, snipe, woodcock, widgeon, pintail and even pigeon are a great way to entertain your guests at Christmas. What’s more they don’t take much longer than 15 minutes in a hot oven to cook so you can pop them in while you are having your starter.

If you are keen with a shotgun, you can save up these less common birds in the freezer during the season and pull them out on the 24th for your game bird feast. You should allow a couple of birds per person for a really unus