As a rule I don’t buy meat in supermarkets, but when I came across guinea fowl in the Lidl Deluxe range I admit I gave into temptation as I’m a big fan of this bird but find it very difficult to buy locally. The one on offer was frozen and reduced from €9.99 to €7.99 so I bought it as a midweek treat.
Once the bird was defrosted (overnight in the fridge), I made a quick stuffing by sautéing a chopped onion and red chilli in some Improper garlic & parsley butter, then adding some panko breadcrumbs and chopped fresh sage.The stuffed bird was rubbed with a little extra butter – just to be sure !
There’s a bit of a health kick going on here at the moment so the Chief Taster and I went on our walk to Charleville Castle and left dinner to roast away. It’s very important to use up some calories before dinner 🙂
Back home we were met by the tantalising aroma of roast guinea. I left it to rest while preparing the vegetables (the healthy bit) – roasted whole baby peppers, baby carrots, asparagus and steamed new potatoes from our new Offaly Delicious food market .
Dinner was accompanied by a very nice Sancerre – well you can’t be good all the time 😉
Roast Guinea Fowl is just the right size for dinner for two with very little waste. There was just enough meat leftover for a lunchtime sambo and Securikat enjoyed the scraps.
Would I buy this again? Most definitely 🙂