Venison and ale pie, so rich!

This is a recipe we keep going back to from Jamie Oliver, link here as usual.  It’s always delivered on flavour.  This time we made it with puff pastry instead of shortcrust.  We also got some home grown veggies on the plate too and being lazy, had oven chips…. Shh! We also had some fun…

Spiced pheasant burger, Carolina reaper sauce

These burgers are a staple in our household, we make a big batch of burgers up at a time and freeze them ready in bags of two.  We’ve posted about them before on this post but if you’d prefer to go straight to the recipe on TheGameChef’s site you can use the link here. We were…

Tikka pheasant breast! Wow!

This was an experimental meal for us tonight.  We’ve made this tikka dish before with chicken, but are trying to make some room in the freezer so using up some of the game still in there. We served this with a quick cucumber “pickle” salad which we added green pepper too as well as it…

Pigeon breast, black pudding & bacon

This is one of our favourite “game” meals, it’s quick to prep and always delivers on flavour.  This time though we changed the cooking method for the black pudding and we also used a home steeped balsamic vinegar that knocked this meal out of the ball park! So, yes, this will make a few pans…

Bunny bolognese

This little treat is a Jamie Oliver recipe (link here) which is a recipe we’ve gone back to again and again!  We are lucky enough to have access to local game, so our CO2 footprint with this recipe is negligible, it’s healthy as rabbit is naturally low in fat and the cooking method ensures all…

Our “healthier” sausage, egg and chips

Sometimes you want comfort food, something you fondly remember from your childhood, which you know now is bad for you, but that little craving voice is still there…. May I introduce our healthier take on this British staple?!  Oven chips, the thick chunky ones, so there is more potato and less fat.  Two small sausages,…

Boerewors sausage and potato salad

We tried one of these wonderful South African sausages last year while at a food festival in Nottingham.  We both loved it and went back to the vendors to thank them for bringing their food that day for us to try. When I spotted out local butcher was selling them, well, it would be rude…

Asparagus quiche, no pastry!

Inspired by a recent video doing the rounds on Facebook from Tesco, we decided to make a healthy low fat quiche, using sweet potato as suggested in thin layers instead of pastry for the bottom. It turns out we didn’t have a decent dish for this either, so it was made in a Pyrex casserole…

Duck leg, noodles and vegetables

There are some evenings when you know you are busy and want something that pleases the eye that doesn’t take 4 hours to prep! Two duck legs roasted in the oven for 45 minutes, stripped from the bone and then fried off with honey, soy and 5-spice, this makes it a little bit like crispy…

Bajan seasoned belly pork et al

As mentioned yesterday, we found an amazing recipe for a Bajan green seasoning mix last year, made with lots of tasty fresh ingredients, here’s the link to the recipe. Yesterday we had some belly pork left over from the recipe we were making, so we used this as a marinade as there was some in…