Roasted guinea fowl with beetroot, ginger and thyme


First published in 2015
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Roast guinea fowl

Start by pre-heating the oven to 200˚C/gas mark 6.
Cook the beetroot by wrapping in foil and placing in the oven for 45 minutes or until tender, or alternatively you can place in a large pot of boiling water with a dash of vinegar and simmer until tender
Remove the beetroot from the oven or water and allow to cool slightly. While still warm peel the beetroot with a small knife and dice into 1cm cubes
Joint the guinea fowl into breast, thigh and drumstick, or if you do not feel comfortable with this ask your butcher
Heat half the olive oil in a large oven proof fry pan and sear the guinea fowl joints for 4 minutes on each side until golden brown. Add the beetroot, vinegar, thyme, ginger and season generously with salt and pepper. Place the pan into the oven for 30 minutes
Remove the pan from the oven and use a slotted spoon to lift out the guinea fowl pieces, allowing all the juices from the bird to drip back in the pan
Place the pan back onto a high heat and reduce for 2-3 minutes. Add the remaining olive oil and a pinch of seasoning and serve with the hot guinea fowl
  • 50ml of olive oil
First published in 2015
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