Thyme Roasted Guinea Fowl
- Serves 10
On Sweet Potato Cream with Wild Mushroom and Parmesan Risotto Pane.
600g Tilda Arborio Risotto Rice
6 large shallots
6 cloves of garlic
1 litre mushroom stock (you may not need all of this)
200g parmesan cheese
1/2 bottle of white wine
1/4 bunch of rubbed thyme
250g wild mushroom duxelle
500g panko breadcrumbs
8 whole eggs
1/4 pint of milk, mixed with the 8 whole eggs
Sweet Potato Cream
500g sweet potatoes
600ml whipping cream
1/2 bulb of garlic
5 whole guinea fowl crowns, breasts on the crown and leg meat confited and formed into a rillette
4 large shallots
1 whole bulb of garlic
A bunch of fresh thyme
A bunch of fresh rosemary
1 pint chicken stock reduction
- Finely dice the shallots and garlic.
- Sweat the shallots down in butter, without colouring, and then add the rice and herbs and stir continuously.
- Add the white wine and reduce until all liquid has gone.
- Cover with half the stock and the cream.
- When the rice is cooked and liquid reduced, add the Parmesan cheese and spread onto a thin tray to cool.
- Ball the mushroom duxelle into ½ golf ball sized pieces.
- When rice is cold mould it around the mushroom ball and place in fridge to chill.
- Ball the rillette leg meat into the same size as the mushroom balls and place in the fridge to chill.
- Set up three trays, one with seasoned flour, the second with beaten eggs and milk and the third with the panko breadcrumbs.
- To start, roll the risotto balls in flour then in egg wash, then roll into the breadcrumbs. Then back into egg wash then breadcrumbs again. This will give a great crust.
- Place the balls onto a tray and place in the fridge.
- Peel the sweet potatoes, cut into even shapes and place into a pan.
- Cover with cream and water, and then add the garlic.
- Boil until the potatoes are soft. Drain and keep the liquid.
- Blend the cooked potatoes in a food processor and season.
- Add a little liquid if needed and then place to one side until needed.
- Roast, in a preheated oven at 180°C/Gas Mark 6, the guinea fowl with the herbs, shallots and garlic for 20 minutes.
- When cooked turn on its breast to rest in a warm place for least 10 minutes.
- Deep fry the risotto balls in oil heated to 180°C until golden brown, then place in the oven until heated right though. Place on kitchen paper to drain away any excess oil.
- Place a drag of the potato cream onto a warm plate and place a guinea fowl breast next to this.
- Finally place a risotto ball on top of the sweet potato cream and serve with warmed chicken jus in a jug.