Pigeon & hedgerow salad

Pigeon & hedgerow salad

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

Blackberries and game go perfectly together in this light and seasonal salad

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
411
protein
18g
carbs
5g
fat
36g
saturates
5g
fibre
3g
sugar
5g
salt
0.51g

Ingredients

  • 2 pigeon breasts, skin removed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

For the dressing

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 bunch chives, half snipped, half finely chopped

For the salad

  • handful shelled hazelnuts, roughly chopped
  • 2 large handfuls mixed salad leaves
  • small handful parsley leaves
  • 100g blackberries

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Method

  1. Toss the pigeon in the olive oil and some cracked black pepper, then set aside until ready to cook. Make the dressing by mixing the oil, mustard and vinegar with the finely chopped chives, a tiny splash of water and some seasoning. Set aside.
  2. Heat a frying pan, dry-fry the hazelnuts, then set aside. Place the pan back on the heat, then pan-fry the pigeon breasts for 2-3 mins on each side until plump. Leave to rest for 5 mins.
  3. When the pigeon has rested, remove to a chopping board. Toss the salad ingredients together in a bowl with the snipped chives and a drizzle of dressing, then pile in the centre of 2 plates. Finely slice the pigeon breasts and arrange around the salads. Spoon over the rest of the dressing and serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2009

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lindarademaker's picture
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So much better than expected..

marionashe's picture
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I bought some rook breasts at a farmers market and used them in this receipe instead of the pigeon, with raspberries instead of blackberries, and it was lovely, and very easy

fluffysammy's picture
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I made this last night and it was yummy, I did change it a bit by using Pheasaant breasts instead of Pigeon, and as others i used walnuts. I also didnt use the suggested dressing, i mixed up some balsamic vinigar and homemade blackberry jelly. Everyone loved it so I will def be making it agin very soon. I served it ith the Walnut and carrot bread from this site.

thynk2much's picture
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So easy to make and absolutely gorgeous. Had to work to track down a pigeon, and was initially concerned that it wouldn't be enough meat, but this was a glorious light dinner.

svorapon's picture
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This was really easy to prepare and was delicious. I used walnuts instead of hazelnuts, and served slices of walnut bread on the side. I took leftovers for lunch the next day and had the poshest packed lunch in town!

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