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.

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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 😍

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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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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