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    Warm salad of wood pigeon, lardons, potatoes and walnut oil dressing.

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    Warm salad of wood pigeon, lardons, potatoes and walnut oil dressing.

    Post  Admin on Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:51 pm

    Ingredients
    4 plump wood pigeon breasts, skinned

    200g/7oz smoked belly pork lardons (pancetta or even Ayrshire)

    2 new potatoes, cooked, peeled and sliced

    3 handfuls of a selection of salad leaves (for example, roccolla, mache, endive)

    100ml/3Żoz walnut oil

    1 tbsp red wine vinegar

    1 tsp dijon mustard

    50ml/2oz extra virgin olive oil

    a few sprigs of thyme

    a few garlic cloves

    sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

    100ml/3Żoz olive oil for cooking

    Preparation method
    1.Fry the lardons in half the olive oil until crisp and then set aside.

    2.In the same pan, add a little more oil and fry the potatoes, set aside with the lardons in a warm place.

    3.In a bowl, combine the mustard with the extra virgin olive oil, walnut oil and red wine vinegar.

    4.In the frying pan, heat the remaining olive oil and cook the pigeon breasts with the garlic and thyme, turning and seasoning as they cook. The breasts don t take long, 2-3 minutes each side maximum. Cover and allow to rest.

    5.Combine the salad leaves, ż of the dressing, lardons, potatoes and seasoning in a large bowl and serve on four large plates.

    6.Cut the pigeon breasts into thin slices and arrange over the salad. Sprinkle over some sea salt and the remainder of the dressing. Serve immediately.

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