Chestnut & Wild Mushroom Stuffed Three-bird Roast

 

You'll need a little skill and patience to pull off this elegant multi-bird roast of chicken, pheasant and duck, but there's no other main course quite like it

What you will need

1 medium-large chicken (1.8-2kg is ideal) Chicken chik-en Chicken's many plus points - its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it…

1 pheasant

1 duck breast, skinned

2 shallots, roughly chopped Shallot shal-lot Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

½ large pack thyme Thyme This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

1 large carrot, roughly chopped Carrot ka-rot The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

50g softened butter Butter butt-err Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

1 glass of white wine

2 tbsp plain flour

300ml chicken stock

25g dried porcini mushrooms

25g butter Butter butt-err Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

2 shallots, finely chopped Shallot shal-lot Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

½ pack thyme Thyme This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

100g cooked chestnut, crushed Chestnut chest-nut 'Chestnuts roasting on an open fire...' that kitsch old Nat King Cole song perfectly…

200g good-quality pork sausage, skinned

small pack parsley, roughly chopped Parsley par-slee One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

zest 1 lemon, roughly chopped Lemon le-mon Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

2 tbsp breadcrumb

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