This is a woodcock recipe with a sense of history

Ingredients for this woodcock recipe, which serves four

4 woodcock
50g diced onion
50g diced carrot
100g shredded Savoy cabbage
100ml double cream
160g black pudding
Cornish sea salt
Milled black pepper

Method for this woodcock recipe

Season and sear the woodcock in a hot pan and cook for a minute each side.

Roast in a hot oven (200ºC) for eight minutes.

Set aside and rest for eight minutes.

Sauté the onion in a little oil and add the carrot then the cabbage until cooked, pour over the cream and reduce.

Slice the black pudding and make into little bon bons, pan fry gently.

Remove the breast from the woodcock and serve on the Victorian cabbage with the bon bons.