British Game Birds and Ostrich Meat

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NOT JUST CHICKEN

NOT JUST CHICKEN

Lots of different birds here, but not chicken! (With the exception of the Poussin of course!). Game birds offer a really healthy, organic option, and the darker, more gamey meat is full of flavour. Have you tried the biggest bird of all? Ostrich Fillet is a fantastic meat, and is low in both fat and cholesterol.

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  • A Victorian Treat - Free Range Geese From Shropshire

    We are delighted to once again to be able to present our beautifully plump Free Range Geese bred by the Brisbourne Family in Nesscliffe, Shropshire, with whom we have worked for many years. The geese are reared free range, grazing fields adjacent to the old A5 which passes through Nesscliffe, they have become quite a local landmark. They graze and roam freely with ad lib supplements of home produced wheat (grown to Farm Assured standards), potatoes and a specially prepared corn ration, without the use of growth promoters and additives.At night the geese are brought indoors, for protection reasons, bedded down daily on fresh straw. Though sheltered at night they are still open to fresh air and natural light. All the geese grow naturally to reach full maturity.Brisbourne Geese are traditionally processed in December for freshness, and the weight range may vary but is always above 5.5kg. Each bird is individually dry plucked and waxed then hung for 7-10 days in a chilled environment to produce a deep and succulent flavour. All birds are dressed and finished by hand.Learn More
    £75.00

  • Beer Can Chicken - Or Guiness Fowl?! Or ever-so-pleasant Pheasant?!

    It did occur to us to suggest that you could use Guiness and Guinea Fowl for this recipe - just too much of a temptation! On the other hand, what an amazingly simple way of keeping a pheasant lovely and moist! However, the recipe is based on an ordinary everyday chicken and the result is so delicious that we thought it was too good to leave out of our SpiceNTice range. The instructions are all on the inside of the spice sleeve, and really are very easy and straight forward to follow - everything from the other ingredients you will need (which only number four!) as well as your bird of choice. Give it a whirl - it's a fun way to cook and the results are amazing! Learn More
    £2.59

  • Boned, Rolled and Stuffed Oven Ready Pheasant Min. 350g

    This bird has been prepared for you to oven cook (roast), and is what we would describe as "easy carve". It is boneless, stuffed with Wild Boar and Cider sausagemeat and topped off with streaky bacon, which will protect the breast beautifully during the roasting process. A very flavoursome roast and something quite different to offer your guests........... This product is seasonal. Learn More
    £6.50

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  • Goose Breast Fillet (Packed Singly) Min. 600g

    What a fabulous way to enjoy goose without having to buy the whole bird!  

    The skin covering keeps the lovely goose fat in place and you can score this and cook skin side down, which will produce some delicious fat for your roasties ... and, as it is high in mono-unsaturates it's healthy too! As we collect these through the year they are frozen down and will arrive with you frozen, either for transfer to the fridge to defrost or for your freezer drawer.

    Pan fry to start off with, skin side down, to produce some lovely Goose Fat for your roasties ... and finish slowly in the oven if you want it "fall apart tender".

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    £18.95

  • Goosnargh Corn Fed Duck Breasts - Min. 220g INTRODUCTORY PRICE OFFER

    Packed singly, these are really tasty and tender duck breasts. They can be griddled, pan-fried or oven baked and the fat wll crisp for chinese style cookery.

    These beautful corn fed ducks are hand reared on the family farm at Swainson House on the edge of the Ribble Valley, and have been since the 1960's. The family supply some very well known names (it's like a who’s who of the restaurant world!) including Mark Hix of Hix Restaurants, Chris and Jeff Galvin of Galvin Restaurants, Sydney Aldridge of Fortnum and Mason, and Nigel Haworth of Northcote Manor, to name a few. All this success is based on a simple theory: ‘An unhappy bird is a tough bird. A happy bird is a tasty bird.’

    Rest assured that all the birds at Swainson House are treated with respect and they are fed on a mix of food that is grown for their animals on their own land. This is the farm where the birds live in small flocks with twice the amount of recommended living space. It’s the farm where the birds don't have to leave the farm to be processed - so they never spend any length of time in transport (in fact it's usually 9 minutes max!). Learn More

    Regular Price: £6.50

    Special Price £4.50

  • Goosnargh Corn Fed Duck Legs - Min. 500g

    Our Goosnargh Corn Fed Duck Legs are packed in two's and taste best braised in rich sauces, slow-cooked in casserole, or turned into luxurious confit. It is almost impossible to overcook them, so they are perfect for rich, slow roasting dishes.

    As with all the other duck we sell, the legs come from the beautful corn fed ducks are hand reared on the family farm at Swainson House on the edge of the Ribble Valley, and have been since the 1960's. The family supply some very well known names (it's like a who’s who of the restaurant world!) including Mark Hix of Hix Restaurants, Chris and Jeff Galvin of Galvin Restaurants, Sydney Aldridge of Fortnum and Mason, and Nigel Haworth of Northcote Manor, to name a few. All this success is based on a simple theory: ‘An unhappy bird is a tough bird. A happy bird is a tasty bird.’

    Rest assured that all the birds at Swainson House are treated with respect and they are fed on a mix of food that is grown for their animals on their own land. This is the farm where the birds live in small flocks with twice the amount of recommended living space. It’s the farm where the birds don't have to leave the farm to be processed - so they never spend any length of time in transport (in fact it's usually 9 minutes max!). Learn More
    £4.50

  • Goosnargh Corn Fed Ducks (Avg. 2.3kg – 2.8kg)

    These beautful corn fed ducks are hand reared on the family farm at Swainson House on the edge of the Ribble Valley, and have been since the 1960's. The family supply some very well known names (it's like a who’s who of the restaurant world!) including Mark Hix of Hix Restaurants, Chris and Jeff Galvin of Galvin Restaurants, Sydney Aldridge of Fortnum and Mason, and Nigel Haworth of Northcote Manor, to name a few. All this success is based on a simple theory: ‘An unhappy bird is a tough bird. A happy bird is a tasty bird.’

    Rest assured that all the birds at Swainson House are treated with respect and they are fed on a mix of food that is grown for their animals on their own land. This is the farm where the birds live in small flocks with twice the amount of recommended living space. It’s the farm where the birds don't have to leave the farm to be processed - so they never spend any length of time in transport (in fact it's usually 9 minutes max!). Learn More
    £21.50

  • Guinea Fowl (Oven Ready) Min. 1.3kg

    These are exceptional birds and guaranteed to be moist and tender. Originally a game bird, but now domesticated and available all year round, guinea fowl has a flavour somewhere between chicken and pheasant.A young bird has tasty flesh; older birds are good to casserole as this helps keep the flesh moist – try casseroling in red wine with chestnuts an a seasonal option. One bird will serve two people.Learn More
    £13.75

  • Mallard (Oven Ready) Min. 400g

    Whole, oven ready wild duck is a real treat. You will find the meat dark and full of flavour, and one whole mallard will usually serve two people. The breasts are not as plump as farmed duck but make up for this with their gamey rich flavour. The Mallard is famously suited to a fruit sauce or jus, such as black cherry or orange and is a really good dish for the winter months. Learn More
    £5.50

  • Ostrich Burgers min. 340g

    Ostrich Burgers are back ! This ever-popular burger has been off the menu for a while, but we are really happy to be able to re-introduce it this year. We have come up with a lovely recipe that brings out the flavour of the ostrich meat, which as ever is low in both fat and cholesterol content - a real healthy option. The burgers weigh 6oz (170g) and are packed in two's. Learn More
    £3.95

  • Ostrich Diced Min. 500g

    If you are thinking of making a really meaty, tasty casserole or pie, diced ostrich fillet is such a fabulous product. Adapt any beef or venison recipe to give you a completely healthy option. Learn More
    £9.00

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  • Ostrich Fillet Goujons Min. 200g

    Ostrich Fillet Stir Fry is one of the easiest, most nutritional ways to cook Ostrich. Add your own choice of vegetables such as brocolli, spring onion, asparagus tips and red and yellow peppers - not only incredibly quick but also very, very good for you. Learn More
    £7.99

  • Ostrich Fillet Roasting Joint (Boneless) Min. 1kg

    Whole muscles can be rolled and roasted for dinner parties - again, do not overcook this tender joint. It does make a superb Wellington in place of beef - the pastry keeping the tender meat succulent and moist. This joint will comfortably feed four adults. Learn More
    £30.00

  • Ostrich Fillet Roasting Joint (Boneless) Min. 500g

    Whole muscles can be rolled and roasted for dinner parties - again, do not overcook this tender joint. It does make a superb Wellington in place of beef - the pastry keeping the tender meat succulent and moist. Learn More
    £15.00

  • Ostrich Fillet Steak Min. 170g

    Our fillet steaks are exquisitely tender and succulent. This meat loves both alcohol and fruit accompaniments (like many of us!) as shown in our recipe with raspberries (See the book!! Or visit our Tastebuds Website). Learn More
    £8.99

  • Oven Ready Grouse Min. 300g

    Traditionally commencing on the 12th August in Scotland, England and Wales, the Grouse shooting season continues until 10th December. The grouse is our favourite small game bird and ideal for one portion serving. The meat is heavily perfumed with the heathers that these lovely little birds live and thrive on.

    Sadly, this year there has not really been a "Glorious 12th" as it is often called. The raging summer heat has been responsible for the killing-off of the main food source of young grouse, a small grub, and of course the terrible fires on the Moors have destroyed habitats. However, some shoots have still been able to function where they have had more rain, and in those instances they have been shooting the last year's growth of birds, rather than the usual "young" grouse. We have been pleased with the quality of birds so far although we are not sure how long we will be able to source them this year. Learn More
    £9.00

  • Oven Ready Partridge Min. 240g

    The season for shooting partridge is 1st September - 1st February each year. The red-legged or french partridge is much more common than the grey legged variety. Learn More
    £3.25

  • Oven Ready Pheasant Min 500g

    This bird has been prepared for you to either oven cook (roast) or to joint up and place in a delicious casserole. We recommend covering with foil for the first twenty minutes - and cover the breast with some rashers of streaky bacon to keep it moist. Learn More
    £4.95

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  • Quail - Oven Ready, Bone In - Pack of 2 - Min. 280g

    We serve two of these delightful little birds, all oven ready and prepared on the bone, in one pack. One is sufficient for a slight supper or starter, you may need to serve two for those with a robust appetite. They are easy to stuff and roast, and also make good curries, unusually - probably because for such a small bird, they pack a lot of lovely flavour! Learn More
    £7.00

  • Wood Pigeon Breast Fillets Min. 220g

    We've bowed to the customers' preference and now offer wood pigeon breasts in packs of four or five ...every little helps! Learn More
    £5.00

  • Wood Pigeon Min. 240g

    Little Birds! Surprisingly, once oven ready these are quite small - only enough for one single portion, but really full-flavoured with very rich, dark meat. Beware the possibility of lead shot but its worth the risk ... and they make equally good eating whether oven roasted, pan fried or casseroled. Learn More
    £3.00

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