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Offline Mannlicher

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« on: January 23, 2019, 08:59:43 AM »
Recently,  my son in law shot a number of pheasants,  and gave me several.  They were skinned, cleaned and vac packed frozen.  I thawed out two the other day and got to work.  This was my first time ever with these birds.
I used the dark meat for a pasta dish.  Tri Color Rotini with a sherry cream sauce.  I poached the breasts in stock made from the carcasses and a bit of orange juice.  After poaching, I pan seared them in butter to give some color.   Served them over garlic mashed potatoes with a port wine,  shallot reduction.

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Re: Pheasant
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2019, 09:11:03 AM »
For someone unfamiliar with bringing a pheasant-based meal to the table, I'd say you did a splendid job of it......ya' had me droolin' anyway! :thumbsup: :drool:
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Re: Pheasant
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2019, 05:28:23 PM »
Looks good to me.  I've only had pheasant cooked in a cream of chicken casserole dish that my grandma would make.  Good but didn't look as good as those. 
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Re: Pheasant
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2019, 02:33:57 PM »
Sounds great!  I guess I was at Rendezvous when you posted this.  I harvested and ate dove, quail, and rabbits when I was young. Never got a pheasant.  Or a duck for that matter.  I've eaten good duck.  Kelly is really turned off by wild meat.  Not squeamish, just that unfamiliar taste. 
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Re: Pheasant
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2019, 03:08:11 PM »
I have eaten a lot of pheasant over the years as it was one of my favorite birds to hunt.  I spent a lot of time in Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, and South Dakota (before I moved here) over the years.  Most of the time I cooked them in a stir fry with other vegetables and even baked a few. 

What you have made looks great and probably tastes great too.  Of the two dishes the one with the mashed potatoes looks most appealing to me.
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