Rosie is rescued and bags a recipe in the process
Rosie turns a negative into a positive when a car breakdown inspires a tasty pigeon recipe
Ihad a bit of an adventure last night. I’d arranged to go out with some friends to see a performance of Mozart’s Requiem and was really looking forward to it, but the proverbial spanner hit the works of my car and by the time I’d called the AA and the patrolman had turned up, it was too late.
John Woollard has been a patrolman for 30 years, he told me as he drove me for an hour and ten minutes to Stansted where I picked up a ‘three-day’ courtesy car, and he was looking forward to his dinner that his wife, Nikki, had packed for him to heat up in a 12v oven that he kept in the back of the van.
“It’s lovely,” John said. “and you should taste the soup she makes! She’s a great cook.”
Regular readers will know that I’ve always got an ear ready for any kind of recipe, so I asked the question. He hadn’t got a clue, of course – he just enjoys eating it – so he phoned Nikki, I spoke to her and she kindly sent me her version of ‘dirty rice’. She makes it with minced pork, but I’ve reproduced it here, using woodpigeon, and it is superb!
This is a comforting and warming meal for anyone who works outside in the cold – or goes hunting. I’m going to look into the 12v oven thing, I was given a brand new Focus for three days, and I don’t want to give it back! I
Serve with naan and a mint dip.
Ingredients: meat, veg and spices.