Follow these general instructions and you will get a lovely, moist bird. This technique also works with ruffed grouse, chickens and guinea hens. Serve with a nice white wine, some mashed potatoes and a vegetable of your choice. A good option is to cut up some carrots, potatoes, parsnips, celery root and turnips and roast them with the birds. I have a similar recipe for roast partridge, if you are looking for something a little different.
Provided by Hank Shaw
Categories Main Course
Number Of Ingredients 8
- Brine the bird. Make a brine by bringing the water, salt, bay leaves, juniper and sugar to a boil. Cover and let cool to room temperature. When it cools, submerge your pheasant in the brine and keep it in the fridge for 4 to 8 hours. The longer you brine, the saltier the pheasant will become. I brine pen-raised birds for 4 hours, old roosters for 8 hours.
- Optional step: If you really want a crispy skin, take the birds out of the brine and set them uncovered in the fridge for 12 to 24 hours. This dries out the skin (but not the meat} and helps you get crispier skin.
- When you are ready to cook, take the pheasant out of the fridge and let it sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes and up to an hour. Heat your oven. Get it to 500°F if possible, but at least 400°F. Give yourself at least 15 minutes of preheating, and up to a half hour. Oil the bird. You can do this with olive oil or you can smear butter all over it. Crack some black pepper over the bird.
- Stuff with a piece of onion or apple and a few fresh herbs. A cut lemon is a good choice, too. Do not pack the cavity. Truss the bird if you want. I do this often because it helps the pheasant cook more evenly. (Here's a video on how to truss a chicken, which is basically the same thing as a pheasant.)
- Roast the pheasant uncovered for 15 minutes at your high temperature. Take the pheasant out and lower the temperature to 350°F. Leave your oven door open to speed this process.
- Optional step: Baste the bird with either butter or a glaze. When I do this, I like to use a boiled-down combination of butter and maple syrup.
- Return the pheasant to the oven and roast uncovered for 30 to 45 minutes. You want the internal temperature of the thigh meat to be about 155°F to 160°F and for the bird's juices to run pretty clear. A little pink in the juice - and in the bird - is what you want. The higher end of this cooking time will give you a well-done bird, which I try to avoid but many people prefer.
- Remove the pheasant and let it rest for 10 to 15 minutes. This resting time is vital, as it lets the juices redistribute within the pheasant. It will also finish off the cooking process through carry-over heating.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 476 kcal, Carbohydrate 5 g, Protein 52 g, Fat 26 g, SaturatedFat 7 g, Cholesterol 162 mg, Sodium 9538 mg, Fiber 1 g, Sugar 4 g, ServingSize 1 serving
EMERIL'S FAVORITE ROAST PHEASANT
- Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F and position the oven rack in the bottom third of the oven.
- Season the cavities and the outside of each pheasant liberally with salt and pepper. Divide the chopped onion and carrot equally among the cavities of the pheasants. Squeeze the juice from both halves of the orange and set aside. Cut 1 of the squeezed halves into 3 pieces, and tuck inside of the cavities along with the veggies. Insert 1sprig of thyme into the cavity of each pheasant.
- Arrange the pheasants in a large roasting pan, breast sides up. Lay 2 strips of bacon over the top of each pheasant, cutting the bacon into pieces if necessary to cover as much of the pheasant as possible. Roast for 15 minutes, then remove the bacon strips and continue roasting for approximately 30 to 40 minutes, or until the juices run clear. (It is important to not overcook the pheasants, as they are very lean birds.) Remove the pheasants from the oven and transfer to a serving platter, loosely tented, while you make the sauce.
- Using a spoon, carefully remove as much extra fat from the pan as possible. Place the roasting pan over high heat and, when hot, deglaze with the reserved orange juice and Madeira, using a wooden spoon to scrape any brown bits from the bottom of the pan. When the orange juice and Madeira have reduced by half, add the chicken stock and continue to cook until sauce has reduced enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 3 to 4 minutes. Swirl in the butter and remove from the heat. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper.
- Remove the back bone from each pheasant, then cut along the breast bone to divide the birds into two halves. Serve 1/2 pheasant per person, napped with some of the sauce and with some of the Wild Mushroom Bread Pudding.
- Heat the oil in a large, deep skillet over high heat. Add the onions and cook until golden brown and tender, 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms, 1/2 teaspoon of the garlic, 1 1/2 teaspoons of the Essence, 1 teaspoon of the salt, and 3/4 teaspoon of the pepper, and cook, stirring, until the mushrooms are tender and have given off their liquid, about 5 minutes. Add the beer and cook, stirring, to deglaze the pan and until the mixture is almost dry, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool.
- In a large bowl, combine the eggs, cream, molasses, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons of Essence, remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon of pepper, and whisk well to combine. Add the mushroom mixture and cheeses and stir well. Add the bread cubes and let sit until the bread has absorbed the liquid, 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Butter a 9 by 13-inch baking dish with the butter. Add the bread crumbs, shaking to cover the bottom evenly. Pour the bread pudding mixture into the prepared pan and cover with aluminum foil. Bake for 1 hour and uncover. Continue baking until risen and firm in the center, and golden brown, 20 to 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool slightly before serving.
- Combine all ingredients thoroughly and store in an airtight jar or container.
- Recipe from "New New Orleans Cooking", by Emeril Lagasse and Jessie Tirsch. Published by William and Morrow, 1993.
ROAST PHEASANT WITH GRAPES AND WALNUTS
Pheasant is delicious roasted, so long as the game bird is very young. Ask your butcher for a young female pheasant, since their flesh is juicier than older pheasants. As easy to roast as turkey or chicken, pheasant is somewhat less fatty and, if not farm-raised, far more flavorful than commercial poultry.
Provided by Martha Stewart
Number Of Ingredients 11
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
- Rub the pheasant with the olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Stuff with fresh herbs and the lemon and truss. Spread the onions in a roasting pan and lay the pheasant on top of them. Add the chicken stock and Marsala wine to the pan.
- Roast 35 to 45 minutes, or until the thigh juices run clear when pricked with a fork, basting every 15 to 20 minutes with the pan juices. If the feet of the pheasant begin to darken, tent with foil. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest.
- Meanwhile, transfer the roasting pan to the stovetop, skim the fat, and bring the pan juices to a boil, scraping any browned bits from the pan. Add the grapes and walnuts and cook 15 minutes, or until the grapes are soft and the juices are thickened. Crush some of the grapes with the back of a spoon to release their juices.
- Slice the pheasant into 1/4-inch slices and serve over the radicchio. Spoon the grapes and walnuts alongside and season with salt and pepper.
A true autumnal treat, this pot roast works equally well with partridge, guinea fowl or chicken
Provided by Good Food team
Categories Dinner, Main course
Yield Serves 4
Number Of Ingredients 16
- Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Dust the pheasants with the flour, then heat the oil in a large flameproof dish. Brown the pheasants all over, then remove from the dish.
- In the same dish, fry the bacon, vegetables, garlic and herbs with 1 tbsp of the dusting flour for 5 mins, until the vegetables start to colour. Put the pheasants and any resting juices back in the dish, pour on the Marsala, wine and stock, add the sugar, then cover and cook for 1 hr 30 mins - 1 hr 50 mins or until the leg meat easily comes away from the bone. Serve with bread sauce.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 565 calories, Fat 30 grams fat, SaturatedFat 7 grams saturated fat, Carbohydrate 19 grams carbohydrates, Sugar 12 grams sugar, Fiber 5 grams fiber, Protein 45 grams protein, Sodium 0.95 milligram of sodium
This is a quick simple recipe for fresh pheasant that has a very autumn feel to it. It is very good with potatoes, carrots and seasonal squash (I like acorn squash) diced and roasted in the pan with it. You can cook it at a higher temperature for a shorter time; just be sure to baste often since it is a very dry meat.
Provided by kelly13jane
Categories 100+ Everyday Cooking Recipes
Number Of Ingredients 5
- Preheat an oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).
- Stir the chopped rosemary and thyme into the olive oil and set aside. Rub the pheasant inside and out with salt and pepper. Place into a close-fitting roasting pan. Pour the herb oil over top.
- Bake the pheasant in the preheated oven for 1 hour, then cover with aluminum foil, and continue baking an additional hour, or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone reads 180 degrees F (82 degrees C). Remove from the oven, cover with a doubled sheet of aluminum foil, and allow to rest in a warm area for 10 minutes before slicing. Baste the pheasant with the hot oil and juices from the pan every 30 minutes while cooking.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 840.4 calories, Carbohydrate 0.2 g, Cholesterol 142 mg, Fat 72.6 g, Fiber 0.1 g, Protein 45.4 g, SaturatedFat 12.9 g, Sodium 81.2 mg
ROASTED PHEASANT: PHEASANT ALLA FIORENTINA
Provided by Food Network
Yield 4 servings
Number Of Ingredients 10
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- Heat a large saute pan over medium heat and add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add the pancetta to the hot oil and render its fat. Once it begins to brown, add the ground pork and prosciutto and cook, while stirring, about 4 minutes. When the pork is no longer pink, add the garlic and sage and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute more. Deglaze the pan with 1/4 cup white wine, scraping up the browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Stir in the bread crumbs. Remove the stuffing mixture to a bowl and allow to cool.
- Season the cavity of the birds with salt and pepper.
- Divide the stuffing evenly between the two pheasants' cavities.
- Roast the pheasants 25 minutes. Add 1/2 cup white wine to the bottom of the pan. Turn the oven heat up to 425 degrees F and cook another 25 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted in the thickest part of breast registers 160 degrees F. Allow to rest 10 minutes before serving so the juices can redistribute.
- Remove the dressing from the bird and serve along side. Garnish the dish with fresh sage leaves.
- Gather the ingredients.
- In a large zip-top plastic bag, combine wine (or water), vinegar, shallots, olive oil, sugar, garlic, dry mustard, oregano, basil, marjoram, 1 teaspoon salt, and pepper until well mixed.
- Sprinkle salt in the inside cavity of the pheasant, if desired. Place the whole bird in the marinade, moving it around so the marinade reaches all parts of the bird. Refrigerate it for 30 minutes.
- Heat the oven to 325 F.
- Remove the pheasant from marinade, but do not rinse it off.
- Place bird in a lidded roasting pan that is just slightly bigger than the bird. Place bird, breast-side up in the roasting pan. Place the halved onion in the cavity of the bird. Cover and roast for 30 minutes.
- Remove the lid, baste bird and let it continue to roast for approximately 30 more minutes without the lid so it will brown. The pheasant is done when the thighs move easily and the juices run clear.
- Remove the pheasant and allow the meat to rest for at least 5 minutes before carving and serving.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 1974 kcal, Carbohydrate 16 g, Cholesterol 606 mg, Fiber 2 g, Protein 222 g, SaturatedFat 30 g, Sodium 1358 mg, Sugar 9 g, Fat 111 g, ServingSize 2 servings, UnsaturatedFat 0 g
Taken from a book called "Celtic Folklore Cooking". I have yet to try this, as I'm still waiting for one of our hunter-type friends to supply me with a brace of pheasants. Crispy roasted potatoes are the suggested accompaniment for this. A fruited wild rice is another possibility.
Provided by Cecily Parsley
Yield 4 serving(s)
Number Of Ingredients 10
- Preheat oven to 400°.
- Melt half a stick of butter in roasting pan. Dredge the pheasants in 2 tbsp of the flour and gently brown them over medium heat for 3 minutes. Combine half of the remaining butter with the sage and rub it inside each pheasant.
- Place the pheasants breast side up in the roasting pan and cover with the bacon slices. Roast the birds for 35 minutes and baste frquently to ensure they will not dry out.
- Transfer the pheasants to a serving dish. Leave just enough of the fat in the pan to brown the onion. Add the mushrooms to the onion and toss for a few minutes. Add the remaining tbsp flour and whisk until smooth. Gradually pour in the port and chicken stock.
- Bring the mixture to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove any scum fromthe surface, season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve on the side as a gravy.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 1182.6, Fat 71.2, SaturatedFat 29, Cholesterol 362.2, Sodium 604.8, Carbohydrate 18, Fiber 0.7, Sugar 6.9, Protein 96.5
- Sprinkle the inside of each pheasant with salt and pepper. The breast of each pheasant should be covered with 2 slices of fatback. The birds should then be trussed, with the string anchoring the fatback neatly in place. It is probably best in most cases that this be done by the butcher.
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
- Heat the oil in a large roasting pan and brown the pheasants lightly on all sides. Arrange them, on their sides, in the roasting pan. Place in the oven and bake 10 minutes. Turn each pheasant on its other side and continue roasting 10 minutes.
- Place the pheasants on their backs and continue roasting, basting often, about 15 minutes. Untruss the pheasants. Discard the strings and fatback. Continue roasting, with the pheasants resting on their backs, about 20 minutes or until the cavity liquid runs clear when one of the pheasants is held, tail side down, over the roasting pan.
HONEY ROASTED PHEASANT
Wild pheasants are usually smaller birds, thus will cook in less time. If you are using a wild pheasant, please adjust the cooking time accordingly. ALSO, you can substitute chicken for pheasant.
Provided by Alan Leonetti
Yield 2-4 serving(s)
Number Of Ingredients 8
- Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
- Place the pheasant into a baking dish.
- Pour lemon juice over the pheasant.
- Generously spread the honey over the entire bird.
- Season the cavities of the pheasant generously with salt, pepper, garlic powder, tarragon& thyme.
- Lightly sprinkle the outside of the pheasant with salt, pepper, garlic powder, tarragon& thyme.
- Place into the bottom third of the oven& roast until done, which will be when you puncture the bird& the juices run clear.
- Be careful not to over cook the pheasant, as it is a very dry bird with very little fat.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 1034.8, Fat 52.7, SaturatedFat 15.3, Cholesterol 402.9, Sodium 227.3, Carbohydrate 2.6, Fiber 0.1, Sugar 0.7, Protein 128.9
- 1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Mince the garlic with the salt; place in a bowl. Add the tangerine juice and peel, 1 tablespoon olive oil, dried tarragon, and pepper. Set aside.
- 2. Blanch the carrots and potatoes for 7 to 8 minutes in boiling water. Drain and place in a bowl with the tomatoes. Reserve.
- 3. Carefully loosen breast skin of the pheasant; place a sprig of tarragon underneath each side of the breast. Replace the skin neatly. Squeeze the halved tangerine into the cavity, then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place the apple pieces, shallots, and sage in the cavity; tie legs together with kitchen string.
- 4. Place reserved vegetables in a small roasting pan. Toss with garlic-tangerine mixture. Place the pheasant, breast side up, on top of the vegetables. Brush pheasant with the remaining tablespoon of oil. Lay bacon slices over the breast. Pour broth in the bottom of the pan.
- 5. Roast in the center of the oven for 1 hour, basting 2 or 3 times. Remove bacon and continue to roast until the breast is brown and the pheasant is cooked through, about 20 to 30 minutes longer. Test for doneness with tip of a knife in the thickest part of the thigh. The juices should run clear. Let pheasant rest 10 minutes before carving.
- 6. Carve the pheasant, remove to a serving platter and surround with the vegetables. Spoon some of the juices over top. Serve extra juices alongside. Garnish with fresh sage.
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