Ingredients (serves 2)

25g (1oz) butter
1 medium onion, sliced
2 medium carrots, quartered
2 woodpigeon, cleaned
570ml (1pt) cider, preferably home-made
Salt and ground black pepper


1. Melt the butter in a pressure cooker and sweat the onion and carrots until they’re beginning to colour. Remove from the cooker and set aside.

2. Brown the woodpigeon in the butter and return the vegetables to the cooker. Then pour the cider over the birds.

3. Add salt and black pepper to taste and cook for 15 to 20 minutes at H pressure. Reduce pressure quickly and serve with additional vegetables of your choice.