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Festive: Seared Scottish wood pigeon with new potatoes and pancetta salad

A recipe by Tyla from the Bridge of Lochay Hotel, Killin – serves 4

Method

Sauté new potatoes in vegetable oil and butter until crisp and golden brown in colour, add pancetta and cook for a further 4 minutes until pancetta is crispy.

Put another pan on to get hot. Put cherry tomatoes in with potatoes and mix well together for a couple of minutes. Once pan is hot, add a pinch of pepper before adding pigeon breast. Sear top of breast down on pan firstfor 45 seconds then other side for 45 seconds and allow rest.

While resting dish potato salad into warmed bowls, drizzle walnut oil over. Then add pigeon on top of warm potato salad.

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