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Free range capons for a traditional Christmas

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Grown to maturity for a full, rich flavour, our free-range capons make an easy-to-cook alternative to the traditional turkey, ideal for those looking for a smaller bird.

Capon are castrated cockerels, and are now illegal to produce in Britain. Ours are traditionally raised in the French countryside, and are fed on a natural diet of corn.

Once castratated the bird keeps growing throughout its life, which maximises the flavour and tenderness of the meat.

British Capon on sale at other outlets are either very large chickens or standard cockerels - and this will be reflected in the taste!

Each capon weighs a minimum of 3kg and will feed at least 6 adults comfortably.

Supplied fresh and oven-ready

Capons delivered on 21st December will have a use-by date of 25th December
Capons delivered on 22nd December will have a use-by date of 26th December

Supplied fresh.

Put into a fridge as soon as possible after delivery, and consume within 5 days or before best before date on packaging.

Suitable for home freezing – please freeze on day of delivery and use within 3 months. Defrost fully before cooking.

Remove from the fridge at least 30 minutes before cooking, as it should be at room temperature when it goes in the oven - if stuffing the bird, the stuffing should also be at room temperature.

Calculate the cooking time based on the total weight, if you're stuffing the capon you should weigh once stuffed and use the total weight.

Cover the legs in butter, and if you aren't using stuffing place an orange or halved onion inside the cavity and put butter between the breast meat and skin

Cover in foil and cook in an over pre-heated to 190°C (Gas Mark 5) for 40 minutes per kilo plus an extra 25 minutes.

Remove the foil for the last 30 minutes of cooking.

After cooking, cover and leave to rest for 20 minutes before carving.

Delivery Information

We use technologically-advanced packaging , which we have put through vigorous testing to ensure your order arrives with you at the correct temperature.

We deliver from Tuesday to Friday, and also on Saturdays for a surcharge. Delivery is charged at £5, with free delivery for all orders of £75.00 and over, except for Saturday deliveries which have a surcharge of £15. Our deliveries are made between 8am and 4pm, and you can choose to have your order delivered to you at home, to your place of work or to another address you choose.

To find out more, read our full delivery policy.


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