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Partridge With Lentils

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Ingredients
  Partridges 3
  Butter 3 Tablespoon
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Fat salt pork 1⁄4 Pound, diced
  Onion 1 Large, sliced
  Carrots 3 , sliced
  Dry white wine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chicken stock 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
For lentils
  Lentils 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), presoaked
  Onion 1 , stuck with 2 cloves
  Cloves 2
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm)
  Fresh thyme sprig 1
  Fresh parsley sprigs 2
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
Directions

MAKING
1 Clean the partridges throughly and prepare them.
2 Sprinkle some salt and pepper into the cavities of the birds.
3 In an ovenproof casserole, add butter and olive oil along with salt pork, onion and carrots and saute the birds.
4 Cook until the birds are golden.Add wine and cook further until wine is reduced by half.
5 Add chicken stock and sprinkle salt and pepper for seasoning.
6 Cover and cook for about 45 minutes on low heat until the partridges are tender.
7 For the lentils: Soak the lentils overnight in water.
8 In a pan, put the lentils and add water just enough to cover the lentils along with onion, garlic, thyme, parsley, salt and pepper to taste.
9 Bring to a boil and simmer until tender but not too soft.
10 Drain and remove onion,garlic and herbs.

SERVING
11 Arrange partridges on a hot serving dish and surround with cooked lentils.
12 Skim the fat from the pan,starin the juices and pour over birds.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Poultry
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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