Boned pheasant

How to bone a pheasant (and why you should)

I have avoided boning chickens or similar for years, thinking it was a fiddle. I was unable to decide if it was a distinct improvement, save for the fact that…

plucking a pheasant

How to dress and pluck a pheasant

If you have never attempted plucking a pheasant before, let me suggest that you start outdoors. You’ll want a chair for the purpose, and a bin liner for the feathers…

crispy chilli duck recipe

Crispy chilli duck recipe

This crispy chilli duck recipe is great for using up the breasts from the duck or goose that you waited for in the dwindling light of September or October. It…

recipe for pulled wild boar

Recipe for pulled wild boar

Over the past few years, pulled pork has been massively on-trend. Some food outlets do it better than others, of course, but the whole American barbecue idea really became fashionable…

Recipe for pheasant and leek gratin

A recipe for pheasant and leek gratin

One of the old rules of cookery is that rich indulgence requires long, slow cooking, hours of painstaking care and attention, and a bottle of red. This recipe for pheasant…

Rabbit curry recipe

Coconut rabbit curry recipe

I love a good curry, especially a nice aromatic coconut one. I have written a handful of rabbit recipes over the past year, but this rabbit curry recipe  is a…

pigeon breasts recipe

Pigeon breasts with rock oysters

Here’s a pigeon breasts recipe with a difference because it features oysters giving a new twist. If you’re not a fan of raw oysters then don’t worry – they are…

duck sausage rolls

Confit duck sausage rolls

Sausage rolls are a staple of parties around the country and these duck sausage rolls will sit fantastically on the elevenses menu of any shoot. The confit preparation of duck…

Roast pheasant

Roast pheasant – simply delicious

Earlier on in the season roast pheasant is the best way to cook a young bird. The meat is tender and roasting it will bring out the flavour. Later on…

guinea fowl recipe

A recipe for Italian-style guinea fowl

This guinea fowl recipe originated from northern Italy. It is a sweet-sour concoction of sautéed chicken livers to serve with gamebirds, including guinea fowl. I found the guinea fowl recipe…

pheasants in countryside

A recipe for game risotto

This delicious game risotto recipe blends rabbit and pheasant meat together. Don’t use ordinary rice – it won’t work. You really need to have risotto rice, but it’s easy to…

pheasant breasts recipes

10 essential recipes for cooking pheasant breasts

We’ve put together these essential pheasant breasts recipes which every shooter should know. When you’re cooking pheasant you need to ensure that it doesn’t dry out – so don’t overcook…

Venison mince recipe

Venison and wild mushroom stuffed squash

Venison mince. I am a terror for saving little packs of venison mince for a rainy day. I pop them in the freezer and then forget about them. It was…

venison biltong

A recipe for venison biltong

Venison is the perfect ingredient for making this field snack of venison biltong from South Africa. The lean, long grain strands of haunch lend themselves to the cured, bendy brittleness…

Salt Baked Rabbit

A recipe for salt baked rabbit

A very good way of cooking rabbit This was an experiment that surprisingly turned out to be 
a very good way of cooking rabbit. Traditionally, salt-baking is used for meat…