Roast Pheasant

Celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any festive occassion with this delicious alternative to domestic turkey.

1 Pheasant
Bacon Slices
Chicken Bouillon Cubes
Canned Baby Potatoes
Sage Dressing (if desired)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover breast meat and drumsticks with bacon slices. Wrap entire bird in foil and place in roasting pan with cover. Add 1 to 1-1/2 cups water, 2 to 3 chicken bouillon cubes and canned potatoes to pan (outside foil). Cover and roast 1-1/2 to 2 hours. Roast is done when juices run clear when pheasant is pierced. (Bird can be stuffed with sage dressing before roasting if desired).

Pheasant Stir Fry

Healthy Asian flavors with a distinctly American twist. Prepare the pheasant for cooking ahead of time for a wonderfully quick meal on busy evenings.

1 to 2 Pheasants – boned with meat cut to bite-size pieces
1/2 Cup Broccoli Florets
2 oz Snow Peas
1/2 Cup Sliced Carrots
1/2 Cup Sliced Celery
8 oz Water Chestnuts
8 oz Bamboo Shoots
1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
1/4 Cup White Cooking Wine
3 Tablespoons oil

 In large skillet or wok, heat oil and cook pheasant on medium-high heat, stirring constantly until just cooked through. Add vegetables 5 minutes after pheasant. Add soy sauce and wine and bring to boil. Simmer for 5 minutes. Serve over rice or noodles.

Pheasant Soup

Comfort food for cold nights in front of the fire or TV.

2 Pheasants
6 Cups water
Potatoes, Celery, Carrots, Onion (cubed)
2 Bay Leaves
3 to 4 Cups Vegetable Stock

Poach pheasants until meat falls from bones in 6 Cups water with bay leaves. Strain water and add 2 Cups to Vegetable Stock (no chunks or bay leaves). Remove pheasant from bones and cut into smaller pieces Add to stock with vegetables. Season to taste and simmer until vegetables are tender. (Soup may be thickened with corn starch to make stew).

South Texas Mayhem Grilled Quail

More rich-tasting than chicken, full of smoky bacon flavor with a touch of heat. What an appetizer for your outdoor adventure meal!

Breast-out quail, removing all other body parts, skin, and feathers.
Rinse breast thoroughly.
In the cavity behind the breastbone, insert a jalepeno pepper.
Wrap breast in bacon, securing the bacon and pepper in place with toothpicks.

Grill over Mesquite coals until done. Baste with garlic butter while grilling for extra flavor.

Substitute Hickory, Apple, or other aromatic wood if Mesquite is not available.

Works equally well for dove!