Ingredients for this game cookery recipe, which serves 4

4 large rabbit loins
250g pancetta
40g sautéed creamed leeks
30g breadcrumbs
20g chopped wild garlic
Lemon thyme
Cornish sea salt
Milled black pepper

Method for this game cookery recipe

Wrap the rabbit tightly in the pancetta. Season and sear the wrapped rabbit in a hot pan for a few minutes each side and set aside to rest before slicing. Add the wild garlic to the breadcrumbs and season. Then mix in a little lemon thyme. Place the leeks onto a serving plate, top with the sliced rabbit and sprinkle over some wild garlic crumble.

And…a country lifestyle tip to accompany this game cookery recipe

With spring and summer in the offing and lots of lovely invitations hitting the mat, I thought I had better equip myself with a good folding seat. Having searched high and low I found the Out & About. It is quick and easy to use and not too heavy.

The unique walking stick handles make it easy to stroll around with, which is essential when attending events such as the CLA Game Fair or any of the other country fairs and shows. Mine is especially welcome at gundog working tests, the coffee housing is all part of the fun! It would make a perfect present for those slightly less able who like to tour the odd stately home. The rubber ferrules are easy to slip on or off depending on the ground and it is a seat for all seasons.

February saw the sad and premature death of Champagne Taittinger’s Justin Llewellyn. Many of us over the years have enjoyed Justin’s delicious and generous elevenses out of the back of Land Rovers up and down the shooting fields of England, Scotland, and his beloved Wales. His memorial service in March was superbly done and the many funny and warm tributes did him proud. The London church was packed with a mix of people from his three lifelong passions; shooting, horses and hospitality. One of the last dates we discussed was the boar shooting trip to France he had arranged, but alas the shoot captain from above called him home. A warm, huge character will be sadly missed next season but I for one will make sure he is remembered at elevenses with a glass of Taittinger.

For more game cookery recipes from Lee Maycock and Amy Willcock click here