British Game Birds and Ostrich Meat

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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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  • 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
    £4.00

  • 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
    £5.50

  • Wild British Rabbit (Not Farmed) Min. 700g

    We have noticed a revival of interest in this mild, but delicious meat in recent months and have struggled for a consistent supply. However, this matter is now resolved and we are delighted to be able to present whole rabbit for the table. There are many recipes available in both new and old style cookery books, and it is really great to see this rustic dish reappearing. Learn More
    £6.75

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  • Venison Mince Min. 500g

    As venison is a lean meat, the mince is quite dark and lacking in fat content, and makes wonderfully rich burgers, patties, meat loaves and sauces. Our Venison comes mostly from the Shropshire Marches and is Fallow Deer, from estates such as Powys Castle. Learn More
    £5.50

  • Venison Loin Steak Min. 170g

    Tender, succulent and a really special dish either for entertaining or just simply spoiling yourselves - a wealth of recipes are available too! Learn More
    £7.99

  • Venison Haunch Steak Min. 200g

    Ideal with a red wine jus or gravy, cook until medium rare as venison is not a highly marbled meat. Learn More
    £4.95

  • £6.25

  • Venison Burgers min. 340g

    Venison Burgers are a great way to try venison if you have not tried it before, as the richness of the meat really lends itself to our burger recipe - producing a quick easy meal, but what a lovely way to ring the changes! We have packed two 6oz (170g) burgers in each pack, and would serve one as a single portion - unless you're really hungry! Learn More
    £3.95

  • Rabbit Casserole (Diced and Boneless) Min. 500g

    Perfect for casseroles, stews and terrines, this is a ready prepared product that you can simply use straight from the bag. Learn More
    £7.50

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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
    £6.75

  • Oven Ready Young 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. Learn More
    £9.00

  • 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
    £5.50

  • 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. This little bird is best roasted, or you can joint up very much like a chicken and casserole .... slow coked is a lovely way to present the bird at its best. Learn More
    £4.50

  • 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

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  • Mallard (Oven Ready) Min. 600g

    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
    £5.95

  • Johnson and Swarbrick Duck Legs - Min. 500g

    Freshly supplied from the Farm in Goosnargh, these wonderful 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 products that we sell, the legs come from the beautiful 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.’

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    £4.50

  • Johnson and Swarbrick Duck Breasts - Min. 250g

    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 beautiful 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 previously 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.’

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    £6.50

  • Hot Smoked Goosnargh Duck Breasts (2 in a Pack) Min. 180g

    Our Goosnargh Hot Smoked Duck Breasts breasts are deliciously tender, lightly smoked and delivered to us fresh from the Smokery. Hot smoking is a cooking process and as such this product can be eaten cold, straight from the pack. It is a wonderfully sophisticated starter or canapé, thinly sliced with a light walnut dressing on baby leaves, or there are some lovely citrus salad recipes available. Amazing value compared with standard supermarket brands, and these fillets are from an artisan producer! The weight of each Breast will vary between 90g - 130g. Learn More
    £5.50

  • Goosnargh Duck Hearts - Min. 500g

    Ideal for using in special dishes such as starters, paté or in a risotto, the duck heart does not have an "offal" taste to it at all, but is very much like the flavour of the duck itself. You can add a few to stock to make a rich gravy or slice and sauté them and add mustard, cayenne pepper and cream to make a devilled sauce. Add a splash of Worcestershire Sauce to put a zing to the dish! Learn More
    £5.50

  • Goose Breast Fillet (Packed Singly) Min. 250g

    What a fabulous way to enjoy goose without having to buy the whole bird!   This goose breast will provide a delicious generous portion for one This goose breast will provide a delicious generous portion for one

    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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    £8.25

  • Game Pie Mix Min. 500g

    A delicious mix of currently available game, usually venison, rabbit, pigeon,partridge and pheasant. This does make the most wonderful casserole or pie !! Learn More
    £6.70

  • Boned, Rolled and Stuffed Oven Ready Pheasant Breasts Min. 300g

    This speciality joint has been prepared for you to oven cook (roast), and is what we would describe as "easy carve". It is a boneless pheasant breast, stuffed with Wild Boar and Apricot sausage meat and is a very flavoursome roast and something quite different to offer your guests........... This product is seasonal. Learn More
    £4.95

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