Free food feast – Partridge Breast, Dauphinois Potatoes and wilted spinach – with fabulous Port and cheese to finish🤗

We are so lucky to have friends that provide us with fresh fish and Game. We were given a brace of Pheasant and a brace of Partridge last week, due to time, Hubby removed the breasts and popped them into the freezer.


Tonight, I will simply pan fry them with a good wedge of butter, fresh thyme and rosemary for flavour – simple but tasty.


Hubby wanted Dauphinois potatoes, so will thinly slice 2 medium potatoes par boil for a couple of minutes, then drain and layer up into a buttered ovenproof dish, seasoning well and sprinkling crushed garlic between the sliced potatoes and drench in a mix of 200ml double cream and 200ml milk, sprinkled with grated Parmesan and into a hot oven (200) for 30 minutes till golden and sticky 😍


Melt a good 50g of unsalted butter into a pan, with a glug of olive oil, and add a bunch of thyme and a bunch of rosemary and heat through, once bubbling add the Partridge breast and cook till browned in both sides, then leave to rest.


Remove the herbs from the pan and add the spinach- toss till wilted and serve up with the potatoes and Pheasant- Yum…


As a treat, we are having Stilton and crackers with a lovely glass of port for dessert.


Aldi kindly sent me a gift set of Maynard’s Port to try, 6 20ml measures of Port, a White port, a Ruby, a 12yo Ruby, 10,20 and 30 year old Tawny’s, we are both fond of Cheese and Port, I matched it to Stilton cheese and some Aldi exquisite buttermilk crackers.


With a few walnuts, and my home made Caramelised red onions it was a really luxurious finish to a great meal.


If you have any Port lovers in your family, I would highly recommend this gift set, matched with good cheese and crackers would make a fabulous Christmas hamper 🤗


Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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