72 COUNTRY KITCHEN
Jane Price makes a bowl of comfort food for those chilly evenings
Jane Price creates an easy squirrel and pasta dish for those chilly evenings
Now the nights are drawing in, a lazy evening in front of the telly is something to look forward to at the end of a busy day. Sometimes, you just want to put a simple pasta dish together and settle down to enjoy it with the dogs at your feet.
This is a very simple but delicious meal that uses the squirrels shot by Phill in the woods on a friend’s farm. The ones I used here were fresh, but squirrel can always be cooked, the meat removed from the bone and then packed into freezer boxes until needed.
As the autumn turns to winter and the leaves fall off the trees we are looking forward to a lot more squirrels, allowing me to experiment with other squirrel recipes. The use of squirrel in recipes is becoming far more common and even some of our more wary friends are showing an interest now in this more unusual meat. Squirrel is not exotic or rare, but it’s not widely available in the shops, and most people don’t know that it really does taste just like chicken.
Squirrels are quite small and you