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DharMag April 2014 What to make for Easter dinner: roast pigeon with figs recipe

What to make for Easter dinner: roast pigeon with figs recipe and photo. Easter is coming and we want to offer you a great recipe to make your Easter dinner perfect. Learn how to make a delicious roast pigeon with figs, a terrific recipe from Tuscany.

Ingredients to make a delicious roast pigeon with figs (6 serves)

  • 2 pigeons
  • rashers of bacon
  • butter
  • oil
  • salt & pepper
  • a little bit of meat broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Cognac
  • 1 cup of cream
  • 4 dried figs
  • mashed potatoes as side dish

How to make the roast pigeon with figs recipe

Clean 2 pigeons and pass them on the flame to burn away any plumes, salt and pepper their inside, savouring it with a piece of bacon, a bay leaf and 2 dried figs each.

Wrap the breast with thin rashers of bacon, then tie with kitchen thread. Heat a piece of butter and 2 tablespoon of oil, put the pigeons and roast them for 45 minutes, keep them hydrated pouring some Cognac and broth on them.

Salt and pepper them. When the pigeons are almost ready cover them with a small cup of cream. Join other 4 dried figs and roast for other 5 minutes. Serve the pigeons with mashed potatoes.

Recipe courtesy of Vicarello Castle
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