Pot Roast Partridge

Serves
2

Prep Time
35 mins

Cook Time
2 hrs

Whole roasted partridge crown with celeriac puree and braised cabbage.

Ingredients

Serving 2
  For the dish
1x Whole partridge crown
1x Whole garlic, cut into halves
1x Celeriac
1x Savoy cabbage
100g Chorizo
Few sprigs of thyme
250g Butter
100g Cream
100ml Chicken stock
50g Redcurrent jelly

Equipment

Blender or food processor

1. Start with the cabbage

Start with the cabbage; it needs a while to cook. Set the stem of the cabbage aside and then finely slice the rest.

2. Sauté & braise

Chop the chorizo into small pieces and sauté in a large lidded saucepan. Add the sliced cabbage, chicken stock and redcurrant jelly, cover with the lid and leave to cook down on a very low heat for 2 hours. The longer it has to braise, the better.

3. Prepare the puree

While the cabbage is cooking, start preparing the celeriac puree. This earthy root vegetable also benefits from a long, slow cook and a little milk or cream – but you needn’t add anything else.

Chop off the top and tail of the celeriac then peel carefully around the sides. Dice the celeriac as small as you can, add to a pan with 50g of butter, and cook on a low heat for 10 minutes to allow it to caramelise. Leave this and the cabbage to cook while you work on the partridge crown.

4. Sear the partridge

Set the oven to 160 degrees and leave it to warm up. Add a little oil to an oven-proof pan and, when hot, sear each side of the crown.

5. Add seasoning and roast

Add 200g of butter, the garlic halves, and 4 sprigs of time to the pan. Season with a touch of salt then move the whole thing to the pre-heated oven. Set to bake for 25 minutes.

6. Check the celeriac

Once the crown’s in the oven, check on the celeriac. When it’s soft, add the cream, stir, and leave the mixture to reduce by half. If you accidentally reduce it too much, just add a little water to get the consistency right. Next, blitz the whole thing in a blender or food processor until smooth.

7. Serve up

As soon as everything’s ready, place a large spoonful of braised cabbage in the centre of the serving plate and sit the roasted bird on top. Finish by garnishing with some hot celeriac puree.

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Protein (100g)

27

Calories (100g)

119

Fat (100g)

1.2

Cholesterol (100g)

66

Selenium (100g)

0.37

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