I do like game. It is lower fat than farm-reared meat and is a good source of protein, iron and zinc. In E17, you can buy wild game from a stall at the Sunday Farmer’s Market, held near NatWest. While growing up in a fairly rural part of Yorkshire, I frequently woke up to find game on the draining board. I’ve had game stews, pie, and pate, you name it and my parents cooked it. I like game but I’m tired of the traditional stuff, so what to do with a rabbit and 3 small pheasant breasts? Answer – Game Burgers! Now I must admit this recipe is 100% Walthamstowfoodies so I hope you like it.
1 rabbit (meat removed from the bone)
3 pheasant breasts roughly chopped (or any mix of light game meat would probably work)
50g of fresh breadcrumbs
half a bunch of fresh coriander roughly chopped
2 garlic cloves
4 spring onions
A sprinkle of chilli flakes
Black pepper to taste
Blitz the meat from the rabbit and pheasant breasts in a food processer until fairly smooth, then add the spring onions, coriander and garlic and blend quickly. Mix in the breadcrumbs, chilli flakes and pepper. Chill the mixture for 15-30 mins. Form into burger-sized patties and roll in matzo meal. Pan fry to seal and then bake in the oven for 20 minutes at Gas 6 until cooked all the way through.
We ate them with homemade coleslaw and potato wedges for a true junk food Saturday night-in.