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    Squirrel with red wine and juniper.


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    Squirrel with red wine and juniper.

    Post  Admin on Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:52 pm

    Serves 2.


    2 squirrels - jointed;

    1 large onion finely chopped,

    1 carrot finely chopped,

    4 rashers streaky bacon finely chopped,

    1 clove garlic finely chopped,

    300ml red wine,

    600ml stock or water,

    1 sprig of thyme, 4

    juniper berrries crushed.


    1. Dust the squirrel with flour (optional for a thicker sauce)

    2. Heat the oil in a large pan and brown the squirrel pieces on both sides

    3. Scoop them out into a bowl and add the onion, carrot, bacon and garlic to the pan. Cook on a medium or low heat for 10 to 15 minutes until the bacon is coloured and the onion is soft

    4. Add the wine, thyme, and juniper berries. Bring to the boil and simmer for a minute.

    5. Return the squirrel to the casserole and add seasoning. Add enough stock or water to almost cover the meat.

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