Need Pheasant Recipes!

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by lauriemae15, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. lauriemae15

    lauriemae15 Out Of The Brooder

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    My cousin went hunting last weekend and brought us back a couple of pheasants. I've never cooked one before and I'm looking for a good recipe! I've never cooked wild game before either, so I'm a little nervous that I will end up with a tough, dried out bird. Any help would be appreciated!
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I've never cooked pheasant, but I have eaten smoked pheasant and it was fantastic. So, if you have a smoker..............
     
  3. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A wild pheasant will tend to be drier and tougher than a farm raised bird, so when you cook it, make sure cook it at a low temperature - like 300 or 325 max. Or cook it using a moist method - like pheasant stew or something.
    I had friends who hunted pheasant every year and they roasted theirs after soaking in a brine overnight. She roasted it for over an hour in a roasting pan with pototoes, onions and carrots. Alot like a turkey only alot smaller. She would od 3 or 4 at a time for the big family.
    My dad hunted partridge (aka ruffed grouse) and my mom cooked it up in a seasoned broth, then de boned it and we had meat and gravy over baking powder biskets. Yum!
     
  4. deserthotwings

    deserthotwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might want to try ultimatepheasanthunting.com and click on the recipe catagory. They list several different methods of cooking wild pheasant. I have tried a couple and they came out great. Good luck and THANKS for the email.
     
  5. lauriemae15

    lauriemae15 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone!
     

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