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Old 10-07-2005, 07:15 AM   #1
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Game casserole with caramelised apples and cider

Game Casserole with Caramelised Apples and Cider
Serves 4
Prep/cooking time – about one hour

50g butter
2 sticks celery, finely sliced
16 shallots, peeled
700 g mixed game game meat (any combination of duck, pigeon, pheasant and partridge)
500ml bottle Vintage Cider (our ciders are the acoloholic type - this may be
US ‘hard’ cider?)
4 sprigs fresh thyme
2 small English variety eating apples, such as Cox's or Egremont Russets, cut into wedges and cored
100g creme fraiche

Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. In an ovenproof casserole dish, melt a knob of the butter and fry the celery for 1-2 minutes until starting to soften. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the celery to a plate. Add the shallots to the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes until starting to brown. Remove and add to the celery.
Add more butter to the hot pan and fry half the game for about 2 minutes until lightly browned. Repeat with the remaining game.
Return the celery, shallots and game to the pan and stir to combine. Add the cider and allow to bubble for 1 minute. Add 2 of the thyme sprigs and season to taste. Put the lid on the casserole dish and cook in the oven for 40 minutes or until the game is tender.
Heat a frying pan, add the remaining butter and fry the apple for 2-3 minutes until it starts to caramelise and turn golden brown. Remove from the pan and keep warm on a plate covered with foil.
Stir the crème fraîche into the casserole and serve immediately, scattered with the apple and remaining thyme leaves. Serve with chunks of seeded wholemeal bread or mashed potato.


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Old 10-07-2005, 07:48 AM   #2
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Oh this recipe is just brimming with imagery! One can’t help but be reminded of paintings depicting “the hunt”, with retrievers and pointers, their noses firmly pointing forward as their riding gear clad owners cock riffles into the air.

(our ciders are the acoloholic type - this may be US ‘hard’ cider?)
Exactly, they are usually called hard cider Great looking recipe Ishbel, thanks for sharing it - very autumny!


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Old 10-07-2005, 08:00 AM   #3
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Moved to Casseroles.

This does look yummy!
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Old 10-07-2005, 08:15 AM   #4
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I don't hunt, but my dad, brother, uncles, cousins do - that's why during the game season here, I've usually got something to casserole or roast! and yes, the organised shoots still go on with men in tweeds etc!
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