Whole Woodpigeon

Classic British game bird

  • British woodpigeon
  • Fully prepared
  • Packed full of rich, game flavour
  • Code: G939
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A favourite with luxury hotels and restaurants, woodpigeon has a rich, complex flavour with a fine grained texture. Roast briefly and serve with walnuts and seasonal vegetables.


Cooking Instructions:

Defrost thoroughly before cooking.

Always leave in wrapping and thaw out slowly in a refrigerator.

Ensure product is thoroughly defrosted before cooking.

Carefully remove the bird from the packaging. Rinse under cold running water inside and out and pat dry with kitchen paper.

Allow 10-20 minutes to bring the bird to room temperature, that way the bird will cook more evenly and remains juicy.
Season the bird at the last minute before cooking, sprinkle sparingly with salt and pepper inside and out.

Place on a roasting tin, add a little water (approx. 50ml) and cook in a preheated oven at 190ºC / fan 170ºC / Gas 5 for 20-25 minutes.

Once the bird is cooked, leave in a warm place to rest for at least 10 minutes.
This allows your product to relax and become moist and tender all the way through.

Cooking appliances vary in performance, these are guidelines only.
Ensure product is piping hot throughout before serving.
Do not reheat once cooked.

Nutritional Information:
(Typical per 100g)
  • Energy: 1230 kJ/ 294 kcal
  • Fat: 23.8g, of which Saturates: 8.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 0g, of which Sugars: 0g
  • Fibre: 0g
  • Protein: 18.5g
  • Salt: 0.1g



Storage: Keep frozen at -18°C or below
Defrost: Defrost in refrigerator overnight. Do not re-freeze once defrosted
Shelf life defrosted: Store in refrigerator and use within 24 hours