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California Band-Tails

Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

4   Pigeons - (4 to 6)
4 tablespoons 60mlButter
3/4 cup 177mlBeef broth - (approximately)
1/4 cup 59mlPort wine
2 tablespoons 30mlSeedless raisins - to 3 tbspns
2   Whole cloves
  Rinsed, preserved grape leaves
  (or fresh leaves dipped in boiling water
  For 1 minute)

Recipe Instructions

Roll birds (tie if necessary) in flour; shake off excess. Brown on all sides in hot butter; do not burn butter. Add about half of the broth, all the wine, the raisins, and cloves. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes, adding more broth as needed. Arrange birds on grape leaves and spoon sauce over them to serve.

This recipe yields 4 to 6 servings.

THE HUNTER'S GAME COOKBOOK by Jacqueline E. Knight (c) 1978 - Published by Winchester Press, New York, NY


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