Recipes with Lemon, Basil, Bay & Juniper Vinegar

Marinated Pan Fried Wood Pigeon

with Womersley Lemon Basil, Bay & Juniper Vinegar
by Ralph Skripek
Serves two
4 x pigeon breasts
Sprig of fresh rosemary
4 rashers of smoked streaky bacon
2 slices of thick cut seeded wholemeal bread
Assorted salad leaves (rocket, ruby reds & lambs ears)
8 x fresh asparagus
2 small cooked beetroots (cut into strips)
Little olive oil
Salt & pepper mill
Womersley Lemon, Basil, Bay & Juniper Vinegar

For a fuller flavour, marinate the pigeon breasts with a drizzling of the Womersley vinegar, the day prior (preferably) and proceed with recipe as per below

1. For a quicker dish, season the pigeon breast with salt & pepper mill & place on one side
2. Prepare asparagus by trimming the end and peeling the outer bark layer from half way up the asparagus 
3. Place in a pan of boiling water, cook until tender, remove and refresh under running cold water
4. Add a little olive oil to a frying pan with the Womersley vinegar & a few sprigs of fresh rosemary
5. Remove the fillet from under the pigeon breast, add to the pan (once hot), top side of breast down
6. Pan fry for 3 minutes on each side and remove ‘to rest’
7. Add a little more olive oil & dressing to the same pan
8. Cut two croutes from the seeded bread using a medium sized pastry cutter
9. Chop the smoked bacon into small diced pieces, add to the frying pan with the croutes
10. Cook until croutes are nicely browned on each side and the bacon is crispy
11. Remove bread & bacon from the pan and place the bacon on top of the croute
12. In the middle of a plate, place the croute with the bacon & layer the asparagus on top
13. Add a handful of leaves to a bowl with some strips of beetroot, drizzle over some Womersley dressing & a little olive oil with a few twists of the pepper mill
14. Mix the leaves to coat & place on top of the asparagus
15. Slice the pigeon breast around the leaves

Perfect on Pancakes


Just drizzle!


Pickled Mary

with Lemon, Basil, Bay & Juniper Vinegar
by Oliver Morris 

50ml Vodka
22ml Womersley Lemon, Basil, Bay & Juniper Vinegar
8ml Lemon Juice
5ml Pickle syrup
75ml Tomato Juice
2 dashes of Worcester sauce
6 dashes of tabasco
Pinch Celery Salt
4 basil leaves
Grind of black pepper

How to Create
Place all ingredients into a shaker with ice, roll ingredients rather than
shake and strain into an ice filled Hi-ball.
Sliced Gherkin, grind of black pepper & a celery sticks.
A twist on the classic Bloody Mary with the introduction of Lemon, Basil, Bay &
Juniper Vinegar and pickle syrup which will intensify the flavours of this traditional Brunch
cocktail. A careful balance of sugar from the pickle syrup complement the acidity of the
vinegar & lemon juice, making way to a back ground note of basil combining with fresh
tomato juice and finishing with a gradual warmth of the spices and tabasco.

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