Game recipe: Partridge gnocchi bake

Partridge and gnocchi bake

Partridge and gnocchi bake recipe - Credit: GAME FOR ANYTHING

The perfect Autumn dinner for those who love cooking with game meat - partridge and gnocchi bake! 

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Partridge and gnocchi bake recipe - serves 4
Ingredients

  • 500g partridge breast, trimmed and diced
  • 500g gnocchi, cooked
  • 100ml water
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 100ml white wine
  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 250ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 400g chopped greens (kale, leeks or broccoli)
  • 100g blue cheese
  • 3 tbsp crème fraîche
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 50g Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 75g breadcrumbs 
  • Salt & pepper

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Place the wine, water and stock cubes into a saucepan. Bring to the boil and reduce by three quarters.
  3. In a frying pan, add the olive oil and gently fry the diced partridge over a medium heat until golden and cooked through.
  4. Place the greens into a steamer over a pan of boiling water and steam for 5 minutes until tender.
  5. In a separate saucepan, add the butter. When melted, add the flour to form a roux.
  6. Add the milk. Keep stirring with a whisk to make sure you don’t get any lumps.
  7. Mix in the crème fraîche, as well as the white wine and stock reduction.
  8. Now, it’s time to pull the dish together. Place the cooked partridge, gnocchi and greens into a large oven dish. Then, break up the blue cheese and scatter over the dish.
  9. Cover the whole dish with the white sauce, then top with the breadcrumbs and Parmesan.
  10. Place in the oven and bake for 30–40 minutes.
    Partridge and gnocchi bake recipe

    The base ingredients ready to be covered in cheese and sauce - Credit: GAME FOR ANYTHING