Eric shot a partridge last November, and we finally ate it for dinner last night. It was scrumptious.
I just love partridge. It doesn’t taste at all gamey, and it’s so easy to prepare. We usually roast it. Here’s our fool-proof method, which Eric employed last night:
Season bird with salt and pepper. Rub skin with butter and place in a roasting pan with some ramps (wild leeks) and a splash of white wine. (We prefer the screw cap wines. Nothing but the best for us.) Bake at 400 for 35 minutes.
Interesting note about the partridge Eric cooked last night: When he cleaned it out, we saw that its last meal had been bittersweet.
I made a bulgar wheat salad to go with the partridge. I tossed a cup of cooked bulgar with some olive oil, lemon juice, sliced grape tomatoes, diced yellow bell pepper, chopped red onion and feta cheese. It was wicked good.
How do you like to prepare partridge?