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Saffron Pigeons

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Ingredients
  Pigeons 3 (Wild Or Wood Variety)
  Flour 1 Tablespoon
  Oil 1 Tablespoon
  Butter 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Saffron strands 6
  Lemon juice 3 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Small
  Chopped parsley 2 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Quarter the pigeons.
2) Pound the saffron in a small bowl.
3) Add 2 tbsp warm water and leave to soak for 10 minutes.
4) Peel and finely chop the onion.

MAKING
5) Lightly coat the pigeons with seasoned flour.
6) In a saucepan, heat the oil and butter, add the pigeon pieces and fry for about 10 minutes till lightly browned on all sides.
7) To the pan, add saffron, soaking liquid and lemon juice to the pan.
8) Cover and cook over a low heat for 20 minutes till meat is tender.
9) Remove pigeons pieces from the pan, place on a warmed serving dish and keep hot.
10) Add onion to the liquid in the pan with parsley and seasoning.
11) Cook for 3 minutes, then spoon over the pigeon quarters.

SERVING
12) Serve immediately with boiled rice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Continental
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Poultry
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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