Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Pleasant, pheasant presents.

Some presents come wrapped and ready to enjoy, this one needed a little more work, the enjoyment being postponed just a little. The anticipation was all a part of the deal.





Some of you, I know would be put off by this whole process but as I grew up watching the real deal it wasn't a problem.
First undress your bird. Actually the recipe called for plucking which I wasn't about to do and opted for undressing followed by using the legs and breast only. (you'd think I was a bloke!)
Add extra ingredients such as these suggestions from "Snow Flakes and Schnapps" by Jane Lawson....





The result a very tasty roast matched beautifully with creamy mash and cabbage. A part of the pleasantness was the fact that I only got one complaint and that was from K, who in the food stakes, doesn't count.
I have sooooooo many recipe books and have decided to actually try out some of the recipes instead of sticking to the same old same old.
All in all a very pleasant pheasant!

6 comments:

  1. oh, it has been mentioned that should of one of my hens die.... I couldn't pluck them as they've become pets but I could another bird if I had to. Only had pheasant once & can't even remember what it was like.

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  2. Thankyou for the comments, really appreciated. The arm is a pain but getting better, just a bit fed up now!

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  3. We love pheasant in this house and occasionally get a knock at the door with one on offer. The males are such beautiful birds. Glad to hear the arm is getting better.

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  4. We get pheasant sometimes - my brother goes shooting. I always feel that they are an awful lot of work for not very much return! One of our best successes was pheasant kiev!

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