This Lee Maycock recipe for roast partridge with leek and prunes serves 4

Ingredients for this Lee Maycock recipe

4 oven-ready partridges
100g butter
200g chopped leeks
50g chopped soft prunes
50g butter

Method for this Lee Maycock recipe

Place some butter in the cavities of the partridges.

Season and sear the birds in a hot pan on all sides and roast in a hot oven (220ºC) for 10 minutes.

Baste with the butter during cooking.

Cook the leeks and prunes in the butter and season well.

Remove the partridge from the oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Serve with the leeks and maybe some watercress.

And following this Lee Maycock recipe, how about this countryside lifestyle tip from Amy Willcock?

Ever since I found the perfect shooting scarf (non-slip silk, Holland & Holland, 1990) I realised that choosing the right kit should never be undertaken lightly. I have a bit of a reputation for being well equipped for every, and I do mean every, eventuality when out shooting. I’m like a terrier when it comes to hunting down what I want. During the Jubilee celebrations I saw a picture (circa 1952) of HM The Queen with my dream game bag slung over her shoulder. While I am devoted to my current game bag, I knew this was the one I had been searching for – it was perfection.

The limited edition game bags were inspired by a photograph of HM The Queen.

It had all the tell-tale signs of being a Brady Bag: quality, tradition and beauty. I was confident it was a Brady so I punched in the number and spoke to Barbara Evans. No one at Brady had seen the picture so I sent them a copy and Barbara tracked it down in the archives. It was a miniature ‘Wye’, which was last made about 16 years ago and it turns out that Barbara had been trying to get something like this off the ground to mark the Jubilee. Would Barbara persuade her MD to make it again? YES, reader she would.

Brady Bags is making and numbering each of the special-edition bags – called ‘Jubilee’ – in its Birmingham factory. The Jubilee will retail at approximately £155 and will be available from the website very soon. So put your order in now.


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