If you have come here in search for pheasant recipes you have come to the right place. The cooking of pheasants is delicate process and should be taking lightly. Whether you are buying your pheasants from a gourmet food place or you have bagged it by pheasant hunting. Then you know how hard it is or expensive it can be to have it wasted by making the game bird to dry.
Pheasants have long been considered the cream of the crop when it comes to game birds in taste. It is usually considered delicacies to many people. If you have every tried a Cornish Hen chicken, it is about ten times better and really is hard to compare the two.
Pheasant Meat used in Pheasant Recipes
Pheasant meat can be used for a wild variety of applications including; main courses, soups, appetizers and even salads. Basically, anything you can use chicken in you can substitute with pheasants. Pheasant meat is also a great source of protein.Unlike chicken, pheasant can be overcooked. A very practical and easily solution to pheasant recipes is purchase a fully cooked and ready to eat pheasants. I found the best to be smoked pheasants and they always seem to come out just right.
Some believe that pheasant meat is tough, but I’ve find it is in all how you prepare the game bird. Braising is a great way for cooking pheasant. As it involves covered the meat in liquid to keep it moist and uses a combination of half steaming and half cooking. A crock pot or slow cooker is perfect for this technique.
Here is some links to some of the best pheasant recipes I have found and tried.
Favorite Pheasant Recipes
- Brined Roast Pheasant – Outdoor Wisconsin Style
- Pheasant in Orange Sauce
- Karen’s Crock pot Pheasant Recipes
- Slow Cooker Pheasant with Mushrooms and Olives
- Appetizer – Grilled Pheasant Poppers
In conclusion pheasant meat can be a tasty treat as well as a main course. Although there are many ways to cook and prepare pheasant some methods are better than others to produce better results. The meat is very high in protein and contains very little fat. Great for slow cookers and crock pots as well a smoked. Inexperienced cooks or chefs may want to try precooked, ready to eat pheasants. Any way you decide, you will surely enjoy the taste of pheasant. It will soon become one of your all time favorites to share with your friends and family.