Partridge with wine & cinnamon

Partridge packs plenty of game flavour for its size and is perfect matched with these robust flavours

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:40 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 667
  • fat 28g
  • saturates 5g
  • carbs 34g
  • sugars 13g
  • fibre 8g
  • protein 68g
  • salt 0.71g


  • 2 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
  • 2 oven-ready partridge, washed and patted dry
  • 3 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 100ml white wine
  • 2 tsp tomato purée
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp concentrated chicken stock, such as Knorr Touch of Taste
  • good handful Kalamata olives
  • 1 cinnamon stick, halved
  • 200g cherry tomatoes


About partridge
A smaller relative of the pheasant and there are two varieties, French and grey. They are usually hung for a week, and one bird serves one person. The meat can be an acquired taste, so if you haven’t cooked with game before, I would start with pheasant and work up to partridge as you become familiar with the flavour. (Season: Sept-Feb.) Rabbit is one of the few meats that doesn’t need to be hung and, as there’s no restricted season, it’s available all year.


  1. Heat the oil in a large deep frying pan and quickly brown the partridges all over, then remove. Add the garlic and fry until softened. Pour in the wine, bubble over a high heat, then add tomato purée, honey, stock, olives, cinnamon and seasoning, plus 150ml water. Return the birds to the pan, then cover and simmer over a low heat for 20 mins.

  2. Stir in the rest of the ingredients (plus water if needed). Cover and simmer for 20 mins until tender. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve with toasts.

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