Palombes à l’Armagnac

Wild pigeon with armagnac

Preparation info

  • Serves

    4

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Memories of Gascony

By Pierre Koffmann

Published 2012

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Ingredients

  • 4 wild pigeons, drawn and trussed
  • 100 g/4 oz duck fat

Method

In a flameproof casserole, heat the fat until sizzling. Season the pigeons, put them in the casserole and seal on all sides. Lower the heat, add the shallots, garlic and thyme, cover the casserole and cook for 20–30 minutes, until tender. Tip out the excess fat, pour in the armagnac, quickly replace the lid and cook for 1 minute.

Transfer the pigeon to a serving dish and surround with t