Free Range Cockerel Saddle

£22.00

Guild of Fine Foods Great Taste 3 Star Winner, 2019

We’re keen to inspire the cooking of cockerels. The Fosse free range and slow-grown cockerel offers juicier, bolder, and more generous meat than a chicken, with a rich gamey flavour – simple.   

We really think that people have forgotten how good this bird is, and in turn, they are not often found outside of Christmas. 

Our master butcher has kept both breasts on the bone, perfect for roasting.

Previously frozen, not suitable for freezing

Medium 900g-1kg typically

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Categories: , SKU: COCKEREL-SADDLE

Cooking

  1. Bring meat up to room temperature
  2. Cook in a hot sizzle at 200 degrees for 15 mins
  3. Reduce temperature to 170 for a further 30 – 45 mins
  4. Probe and check temperature, ideally removing from the oven at 64 degrees (or when juices run clear)
  5. Allow to rest for at least 10 min (the meat will continue to cook and the temperature will rise whilst resting)

These are guidelines only based on standard UK ovens.

We use same 3 strains of the traditional French breed for our chickens as we do our cockerels and slow grow them to a maturity of 112–140 days. The length of time we give our birds to reach maturity being fed on a natural cereal based diet helps to develop strong nutritious bones, and darker flesh with a rich flavour and meaty texture.