Sunday morning

Guinea fowl is on the menu for today it makes a bit of a change from chicken if I can cook properly.    This is the Valentine Warner recipe I have selected:-

Roast guinea fowl with tarragon and lemon sauce


For the guinea fowl
For the tarragon and lemon sauce

Preparation method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.
  2. For the guinea fowl, smear the guinea fowl all over with the softened butter, then season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Place the seasoned guinea fowl into a deep-sided roasting tray.
  3. Transfer the guinea fowl to the oven and roast for 35-40 minutes, or until the juices run clear when a skewer is inserted into the guinea fowl at the thickest part of the thigh.
  4. When the guinea fowl are cooked, tip the juices from the cavity of each bird back into the roasting tray. Transfer the guinea fowl to a warmed serving platter, cover with aluminium foil and set aside to rest.
  5. For the tarragon and lemon sauce, heat the cooking juices in the roasting tray over a medium heat, scraping any burned bits up from the bottom of the pan using a wooden spoon.
  6. Whisk in the flour until the mixture forms a paste. Cook the paste for 25-30 seconds, whisking continuously, until smooth.
  7. Gradually add the lemon juice and white wine, whisking vigorously until combined. Bring the mixture to the boil, then continue to cook for 1-2 minutes, or until the volume of liquid has reduced and the sauce has thickened.
  8. Strain the sauce through a fine sieve into a small pan and return to a medium heat. Bring the sauce to a gentle simmer, then stir in the chopped tarragon and cream. Continue to cook until heated through, then season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  9. To serve, carve the guinea fowl into slices and arrange the slices onto a serving platter. Pour over the tarragon and lemon sauce. 

Yesterday, was a miserable day first I was freezing cold then boiling hot and generally under the weather.  I spent most of the day catching up on the days of lost sleep.  The cold sore on my lip is developing well and cracks open every time I smile so I am keeping a very straight face.  I must admit that I am feeling a bit brighter this morning so maybe it was what was needed.  Abandoning my chores yesterday means that the mountain of washing is still there so the machine will be put to work today and get at least some of it done.

Mike bought me some yarn from the wool shop where there is a big basket of oddments.  He got three 50g balls of very nice denim blue and I have decided that I will make a pair of socks out of the wool and the rest will then go into the throw.  The colour is perfect to go with blue jeans which I wear most of the time.  It will also give me a break from crochet and back to knitting.

Anyway on that happy note I am going to make a start on the laundry, thank heavens for washing machines........

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