partridge teriyaki

Elevenses that are a cut above the average, with partridge teriyaki

Partridges are in plentiful supply during the shooting season.

Grey partridges have a tender flesh that is full of flavour even when young, whilst the red-legged partridge has a milder flavour. To get the best from any partridge recipe, the birds need to be hung for a few days. Usually one bird will serve one person and the meat doesn’t need to be cooked for more than a few minutes.

Our partridge recipes give you ideas for starters, light dishes and main courses.

Tips on cooking partridge from Leon Davies, British Game Alliance.

  • Young partridges are great for light salads as the taste is so delicate compared to older birds. Try pairing the meat with white wines, blackberries, butternut squash, watercress and sweetcorn.
  • Partridge works well on the barbecue and works well with strong flavours like Texas rubs, Korean chilli sauce and straight up salt and pepper.
  • Use partridge meat for snacks like satay partridge skewers.
  • Adapt chicken recipes for partridge recipes. Anything you make with chicken you can make with partridge meat.
  • Quick partridge snack. Take two partridge breasts, cut an 80g wedge of smoked Cheddar, place the cheese between them, wrap the whole thing in streaky smoked bacon and smother in rich BBQ sauce. Roast in the oven.
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Harissa-marinated and grilled partridge

Partridge is a great entry to the world of gamebirds. The meat is succulent, white and very palatable to anyone who is discovering game for the first time. At this…

partridge salad

Partridge satay salad

It’s worth starting on this partridge salad recipe the day before and letting it marinate overnight to allow the flavours to infuse the meat. If you’re wondering where to buy…

Partridge breasts with pears in puff pastry

This recipe using partridge breasts is impressive – but is actually very straightforward to make. Don’t be put off by the puff pastry – you can buy it easily in…

Partridge in a parcel

Cooking little partridges individually in parchment parcels results in beautifully tender meat with a gorgeous golden finish. With less air around it and 
a little bit of fat, at a…

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Partridge risotto

Game recipe: Partridge risotto: This month Mark, a keen shot, shows us what can be done with some late season partridge.

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Spatchcock partridge with chargrilled sweet potato

Game recipe: Spatchcock Partridge with Chargrilled Sweet Potato: Top chef Mark prepares a seasonal, no nonsense dish using partridge that can either be cooked on the BBQ (weather permitting!) or…

Easy-to-make recipe for a partridge pot roast

Easy-to-make recipe for a partridge pot roast

Now the partridge season is well underway there’s going to be some delicious young birds coming your way. Well hopefully. The partridge is smaller than the pheasant but has a…

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Lime flavoured roast partridge

Ingredients 4 partridge, ready prepared 2 limes butter or olive oil 4 rashers bacon 4 slices French bread 50g-75g paté (optional) Description Pre-heat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6. Spread…

Game recipe: Partridge breasts on toast…

Game recipe: Partridge breasts on toast with red onion marmalade and blue cheese. Mark reckoned that after the excesses of Christmas he’d show us how to make a simple, quick…