Medieval Game Bird

Recipe by The Giggle Box
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READY IN: 3hrs 20mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 6
    pieces bacon, chopped in large pieces
  • 3
    cloves garlic, chopped
  • 4
    4 small pheasants or 4 small Cornish hens
  • 1
    cup coarsely chopped mushroom
  • 12
    teaspoon roasted hazelnuts, chopped
  • 2
    cups ale (about 1 bottle)
  • 34
    cup water
  • 2 -3
    bay leaves, crumbled
  • salt and pepper
  • 6
    slices thick whole wheat bread
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DIRECTIONS

  • In the bottom of a heavy pot, fry the bacon and garlic.
  • Add the birds and brown on all sides.
  • Add the nuts and mushrooms.
  • Cook for several minutes.
  • Add ale, water and bay leaves.
  • Bring to a boil, cover and simmer gently for 2- 2.
  • 5 hours, until the meat is falling off the bone.
  • Remove the birds.
  • Cool the juices completely and remove the excess fat.
  • Once the birds are cool, remove the meat from the bones.
  • Return the meat to the juices, reheating slowly.
  • Serve on the slices of bread, dribbling on plenty of juice.
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