Jonathan McGowan is 44 and he lives in a small coastal town in Southern England…and Jonathan makes his living as a taxidermist. But in addition to preserving the bodies of deceased animals…Jonathan discovered something decades ago that has truly changed his life. For the last 30 years Jonathan has survived on a diet made up of meat entirely from road kill.
JONATHAN'S ROADKILL PIGEON AU VIN'
1) Take one 8oz roadkill pigeon breast and wash it in warm water which will partially cook it.
2) Place it in foil with 100ml of red wine and cook it thoroughly for around half an hour on a low heat.
3) Mix in with onion and a white sauce and continue to cook it again for another 20 minutes.
Serve with celery and parsnips. It also goes well with chips and roast potatoes.
RECIPE FOR ROADKILL BADGER STEW
1) Skin one badger and cut into pieces before browning in a frying pan with butter until pieces are golden and stiff,
2) Flambée with glass of Armagnac and pour over one bottle of dry, sparkling wine, then simmer gently for two hours.
3) Mix cooked, chopped badger liver, a glass of pig's blood, two egg yolks and a pot of crème fraîche and serve immediately
Serve with wild mushrooms or chestnuts