Monday, 25 July 2011

Guinea fowl with glazed baby carrots and onion sauce


For the guinea fowl
For the glazed baby carrots
To serve

Preparation method

  1. For the guinea fowl, heat the vegetable oil in a frying pan and fry the guinea fowl breast for 5-6 minutes on each side, or until cooked through. (The guinea fowl is cooked through when the juices run clear when pierced in the thickest part with a skewer.) Season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper and set aside to rest.
  2. Heat the butter in a frying pan until foaming. Add the onion and cook over a low heat for 5-6 minutes, or until softened but not coloured. Add the garlic and cook for a further 2-3 minutes. Pour in the stock and simmer for 2-3 minutes, or until the volume of the mixture has reduced.
  3. Meanwhile, for the glazed baby carrots, simmer the carrots, water, sugar and butter in a saucepan for 4-5 minutes or until well combined. Add the peas and cook for another 2-3 minutes, or until the carrots are tender.
  4. To serve, stir the butter into the rice and spoon it onto a serving plate. Slice the guinea fowl breast and place it on top of the rice, spoon the onion sauce over the guinea fowl. Using a slotted spoon, place the glazed baby carrots alongside.