Sprig of sage
2 knobs of butter
Small handful pea leaves
Season the pigeon inside and out. Put the sage into the cavity of the pigeon along with a knob of butter. Heat the second knob of butter in a frying pan and brown the pigeon then place, breast up, in a very hot oven for eight to 10 minutes. Remove and place upside down to rest for 10 minutes before serving.
Boil the peas and blanch the pea leaves. Drain and toss together in vinaigrette.