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Pan-roasted Guinea Fowl with Cranberry Gastrique

Indulge in the succulent flavors of pan-roasted guinea fowl paired with a tangy cranberry gastrique. This elegant dish combines tender guinea fowl meat with the sweet and tart notes of cranberries, creating a culinary masterpiece that is sure to impress.


  • 2 guinea fowls, quartered
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Season the quartered guinea fowls generously with salt and pepper on both sides.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Once the skillet is hot, add the guinea fowl quarters skin-side down and sear until golden brown, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  5. Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and roast the guinea fowl quarters for 15-20 minutes, or until they are cooked through and reach an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
  6. While the guinea fowl is roasting, prepare the cranberry gastrique. In a saucepan, combine the cranberries, red wine vinegar, honey, and chicken broth.
  7. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat and cook until the cranberries burst and the liquid has reduced by half, stirring occasionally, about 10-15 minutes.
  8. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the unsalted butter until melted and incorporated. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Once the guinea fowl is cooked, remove it from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes.
  10. To serve, spoon the cranberry gastrique over the pan-roasted guinea fowl quarters. Garnish with fresh thyme leaves for a pop of color and flavor.
  11. Enjoy the tender and flavorful pan-roasted guinea fowl with tangy cranberry gastrique!


Pan-roasted guinea fowl with cranberry gastrique is a sophisticated and flavorful dish that is perfect for special occasions or when you want to impress your guests with a gourmet meal. With its tender meat and tangy-sweet sauce, it's sure to become a favorite in your recipe repertoire. Treat yourself and your loved ones to this delicious culinary creation and savor every bite!


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