Lemon and Herb Marinated and Grilled Partridge recipe

Preparation Time: 2 hours | Cooking Time: 20 minutes

This delicious partridge dish is simple to make - the partridges are marinated for 2 hours in a lovely mixture of oil, lemon and thyme and then grilled on a griddle pan until the flesh is tender and slightly charred. A great recipe for a BBQ.


  • 2 small partridges, backbone removed, breastbone removed, flattened
  • 2 tbsp. veg oil
  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tsp. freshly picked thyme leaves
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Crush the garlic cloves. Whisk the veg oil, olive oil, lemon juice, crushed garlic, thyme leaves and salt and pepper together. Pour over the birds in a glass dish and rub the marinade inside and out.

  2. Cover and leave in the fridge for two hours. Let the birds come up to room temperature before cookng.

  3. Heat a griddle pan over a medium heat. Cook the birds for around ten minutes on either side, until lightly crisp and golden.

If you like, add some lemon zest or some extra garlic cloves, or you could use rosemary instead of thyme. Recipe serves 2.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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