Serves 4


2 pigeons (550g each)

Pepper swirl

5g fleur de sel

1 egg white

50g hazelnut paste

50g chopped hazelnuts

20g flour

2 pigeon livers

8 small shallots

20 grams of butter

Extra virgin olive oil

1 small coffee

1tbps glucose

10g powder and roasted coffee beans

20ml Vinsanto 



Coffee sauce

Dissolve the hazelnut paste with the coffee and glucose, a pinch of coffee powder to pass through a sieve.



Peel the shallots, put them in boiling salted water with a few drops of vinegar for 2 minutes in a saucepan, with the butter until golden. Add a bit of fleur de sel.



Debone the thighs, and sautée the livers in a pan. Pour in the Vinsanto and chop and stir into the thighs. Seal with a film formed of small cylinders with aluminum foil and bake at 160°C for about 15 minutes. Freeze and coat in flour and roll in chopped hazelnuts. Put them in the oven at 220°C for 3 minutes.

Golden the pigeons with their carcasses in a pan over a gentle flame with the extra virgin olive oil, salt. Put into the oven at 200°C for 4 minutes, leave it to rest and keep warm. Debone the breasts.


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