Seasonal food & recipes – November

PUBLISHED: 17:12 12 November 2020 | UPDATED: 11:38 16 November 2020

Eating seasonal fruti and veg lowers your carbon footprint, and tastes better!
Credit: JMrocek/Getty

Eating seasonal fruti and veg lowers your carbon footprint, and tastes better! Credit: JMrocek/Getty

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Seasonal food tastes great and is better for the environment; here we list the fruit, veg and game that is in-season for November, and provide loads of seasonal game recipes to try!

Pheasant is the best known of all our British game birds, but there's plenty in seaosn in November, including certain deer species, partridge, and of course pigeon and rabbit!
Credit: JMrocek/GettyPheasant is the best known of all our British game birds, but there's plenty in seaosn in November, including certain deer species, partridge, and of course pigeon and rabbit! Credit: JMrocek/Getty

Eating seasonal meat, vegetables and fruits is not only a more sustainable way to think about your food choices, but seasonal food also tastes way better! Here you can find lists of in-season vegetables and fruits for the month of November, plus the game species that are in season during November... and loads of delicious seasonal game recipes to try your hand at. Seasonal fruit and veg grown in the UK will has a smaller carbon footprint than exotic or out-of-season veg, and adding seasonal game meat to your diet brings you one step closer to food sustainability. In the case of pigeons, deer and some other species, you can feel extra good about eating them; their numbers must be controlled to protect crops and woodland, and to prevent disease, and making good use of the resulting meat in tasty, seasonal game recipes ensures no waste, and provides you with ethically-sourced, hormone-free, lean and tasty protein. Win, win.

LIST OF FRUIT IN SEASON IN NOVEMBER (UK) : Apples, Cranberries, Pears, Quince, Elderberries

LIST OF VEG IN SEASON IN NOVEMBER (UK): Potatoes, Sweet potatoes, Celeriac, Swede, Turnips, Parsnips, Beetroot, Brussels Sprouts, Squash and Pumpkin, Red and Savoy Cabbage, Jerusalem Artichokes, Carrots, Kale, Cauliflower, Leeks, Onions, Celery, Chicory

LIST OF GAME SPECIES IN SEASON IN NOVEMBER (UK): Pheasant, Partridge, Grouse, Ducks and Geese, Red Stags (England, Wales, NI), Red Hinds, Sika Stags (England, Wales, NI), Sika Hinds, Fallow bucks and does, Roe does, Chinese Water Deer bucks and does, Muntjac, Pigeons and Rabbits (subject to General Licence conditions)

SEASONAL GAME RECIPES (USING GAME IN-SEASON IN NOVEMBER)

Pheasant goujons with herb and garlic dip

All ingredients in season

Pheasant goujonsPheasant goujons

Pan fried pheasant in pancetta with apricots

All ingredients in season or dried

Pheasant with apricot wrapped in pancettaPheasant with apricot wrapped in pancetta

Curing and freezing tips for pheasant

Great tips and tricks for curing and freezing pheasant... make it last longer and taste better!

Curing and freezing tips for pheasantCuring and freezing tips for pheasant

Pheasant and mushroom on toast

All ingredients in season

Pheasant and mushrooms on toastPheasant and mushrooms on toast

Perfect roast partridge

All ingredients in season

Perfect roast partridgePerfect roast partridge

Partridge Kievs

Use normal garlic instead of wild for this time of year, unless you have some frozen!

Partridge kievPartridge kiev

Tender pot roast grouse

All in season apart from blackberries, which are optional in this recipe

Perfect grousePerfect grouse

Incredible and easy slow roast duck

All ingredients in season... great for putting in the oven and forgetting about while you go for a crisp walk!

Slow roasted duckSlow roasted duck

Malaysian wild duck curry

Lots of spice, but no out of season veg

Malaysian duck curryMalaysian duck curry

Spicy venison tortilla wraps

Lots of spice, but no out of season veg

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Venison tortilla wrapsVenison tortilla wraps

Venison neck in cider

All ingredients in season

Venison neck cooked in ciderVenison neck cooked in cider

Moroccan spiced venison liver

Lots of spice but no out of season veg... plus, this uses less favourable cuts of meat to make the most of the whole deer

Moroccan spiced venison liverMoroccan spiced venison liver

Venison stroganoff

All ingredients in season, and you may even be able to find wild mushrooms to forage if you’re lucky!

Venison stroganoffVenison stroganoff

Venison patties (burgers)

Spice but no out of season veg

Venison pattiesVenison patties

Pulled rabbit and pancetta

Make using winter salad leaves or use the mixture to top a baked potato and you’re right in season!

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Rabbit prep and a rabbit liver recipe

Step by step guide to skinning and butchering, and a liver recipe using seasonal ingredients

Prepping your rabbit, plus a delicious recipe to tryPrepping your rabbit, plus a delicious recipe to try

Mixed game chilli

Uses canned, dried and preserved ingredients, but no out of season veg

Mixed game chilliMixed game chilli

Mixed game pie

All in season, minus the orange (and we reckon you could get away with leaving that out!

Mixed game pieMixed game pie

Mixed game pasties

Use dried chillies and you’re completely in season

Mixed game pastiesMixed game pasties

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