Roasting Game Birds

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Appears in
Le Caprice

By AA Gill and Mark Hix

Published 1999

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Game birds are best cooked and served simply, be they partridge, grouse or pheasant. A quick, hot cooking will keep smaller birds pink and moist.

Hanging is up to individual tastes, but stronger game, like grouse, will naturally have a distinctive flavour and need not be hung for too long.

Partridge, either grey or red-legged, will improve with longer hanging.

We have given a simple classic recipe for roast partridge and bread sauce, which will do for most birds.