Celebrate Christmas with a touch of elegance by introducing Wild Pheasant to your festive table. These magnificent birds, revered for their rich and gamey flavor, are the epitome of culinary sophistication. Our Christmas Wild Pheasants are sourced from pristine natural habitats, ensuring they are at their peak in terms of flavor and tenderness. As a sustainable and ethical choice, Wild Pheasant reflects a commitment to responsible dining and the environment. Savor a taste of the wild this holiday season with a centerpiece that showcases the finest in traditional game cuisine, while also embracing sustainable culinary practices.
Recipe: Roasted Wild Pheasant with Cranberry and Port Wine Glaze
For the Pheasant:
- 2 Christmas Wild Pheasants
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 4 slices of bacon
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 sprigs of fresh rosemary
- 4 sprigs of fresh thyme
- 1 cup cranberry sauce
- 1/2 cup port wine
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- Zest of one orange
For the Pheasant:
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
- Rinse the pheasants inside and out, and pat them dry with paper towels.
- Season the pheasants inside and out with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
- Place 2 sprigs of rosemary and 2 sprigs of thyme inside each pheasant cavity.
- Wrap each pheasant with 2 slices of bacon to help keep them moist during roasting.
- In a saucepan, combine cranberry sauce, port wine, balsamic vinegar, honey, and orange zest. Simmer over low heat, stirring until the glaze thickens.
- Season the glaze with salt and pepper to taste.
- In a roasting pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Brown the pheasants on all sides.
- Brush the pheasants with the cranberry and port wine glaze, covering them generously.
- Roast the pheasants in the preheated oven for approximately 40-45 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
- Allow the pheasants to rest for about 10 minutes before carving.
Serve the Roasted Wild Pheasant with Cranberry and Port Wine Glaze as the focal point of your Christmas feast. The succulent pheasant meat, infused with the rich and sweet glaze, creates a dish that embodies the festive spirit. Wild Pheasant, chosen for its exquisite flavor and ethical sourcing, ensures that your holiday celebration is a memorable and sustainable culinary experience. Embrace the wild this Christmas and make a statement with Wild Pheasant, where culinary excellence meets responsible dining.