Rosie’s Recipe

Rosie is res­cued and bags a recipe in the process

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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.

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