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Danish Roasted Pigeon - (Stegte Duer)

Stegte Duer

This is the traditional Danish recipe for Roasted Pigeons. It’s a very good Danish dish if you want to impress your guests, and it’s actually quite easy prepare. While pigeon is not a come meat it is actually quite delicious. It is a red meat that tastes like a mix between duck and chicken. If you are having difficulty finding pigeon, we recommend that you ask a butcher if they can help you find out where to purchase it.

Serves 4

  • 4 pigeons
  • ⅓ pound sliced Danish bacon
  • ⅓ pound Danish butter
  • ⅓ pound mushrooms (chopped)
  • 3,5 ounces cream 35%
  • Salt and Pepper
  • *Optional* Gravy browning (coloring)
  • Rub the cleaned pigeons inside and out with salt and pepper
  • Wrap strips of bacon around the pigeons (tie with cooking string)
  • Place pigeons in an ovenproof covered roasting pan with the butter (melted)
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and cook for about 1 hour
  • Add mushrooms and cream for the last 10 minutes of the cooking time.
  • Add browning (coloring) to the drippings before serving

We recommend you try this recipe with Danish Scalloped Potatoes (Creamed Potatoes).

LastUpdate: 2015-04-21 09:56:35