need wild pheasant recipe

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by rrrmamma, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. rrrmamma

    rrrmamma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 27, 2010
    New Concord,Ohio
    A friend gave us several wild pheasant. I have never prepared them. Almost every recipe I find calls for Cream of Mushroom soup which DH detests. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks
  2. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2010
    Marshfield, Ma.
    Seeing they are just like chicken, treat them as such. I have made it many different ways. Bear in mind this is a wild bird not a captive grain fed one,while grain and corn may be part of its natural diet but not its regular diet. That being said the flavor will be different. I have slow -smoked them, fried them cut up like a frying chicken. Salt based pre-seasoning is a key component because wild birds do not have the fat content that penned birds have. As the seasoning will help keeping it moist. Another way I tried at a game feed I help run was to marinate the quarters in Teriyaki and garlic and then grilled them which came out awesome. Grilling with just seasoning and BBQ sauce at the end as a top dress is a good way too,you can par cook them in the oven if you chose and then finish on the grill. Pheasant cacciatore slow in cooked in a crock pot and served over pasta s a good stick to your ribs food with meat that falls off the bone, The possibilities are endless like chicken, as both birds are versatile. Good luck and happy eating.[​IMG]

    Another way I forgot to write was to get a marinade injector and inject with your favorite sauce. Then bake,fry or grill. I even do standard chicken this way. I just hate plain bland food.
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2012

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