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Pan Fried Pheasant with Creamed Mushroom



1 pheasant breast, skin removed

30g/1oz butter

6 mushrooms, sliced

½ red onion, chopped

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp soy sauce

85ml/3fl oz double cream

chives, to garnish





1. Cut the pheasant into three pieces.

2. Sauté the pheasant in the butter for 3-4 minutes until cooked through.

3. In a separate pan, sauté the mushrooms and red onion in the olive oil.

4. Add the soy sauce, then stir in the cream.

5. Simmer for one minute, then pour over pheasant.

6. Garnish with chives and serve.


Made this tonight and must say it was superb.Even the wife liked it as she isn't a fan of pheasant .


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That sounds just divine, I am going to try it, simple but I bet gorgeous.


Thanks for that.


i did that as a starter on Christmas day, was very well received!!!



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Cheated a bit last night, took the last pieces of game meat from the deep freeze,some pheasant, teal, woodcock, and snipe, cut it all into bite size pieces, mixed it with a pepper, onions and potatoes, and one of them ready mix slow cooker curry sauces things. Left it overnight in the aga, smelt lovely this morning and i had a quick taste, not bad at all. So looking forward to eating it properly this evening.



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Was looking for some inspiration for new things to do with the pheasants I'll hopefully be getting my hands on this season. A search of the forums brought up this thread. Thought I'd bring it back to life for other infrequent or new members by adding one of my own. I'll freely admit that I've done a simple cut and paste job from my blog...


Ultimate Pheasant Stew


I happened across this recipe in a somewhat haphazard manner. Following a busy week saving a day from cancellation, an extra brace of pheasants was gratefully received following the salvaged shoot – a thoroughly enjoyable 102 bird day around the smaller drives of the Forthampton Shoot in Gloucestershire. The pheasants were hung for just a couple of days as I was trying to win around a couple of friends to the joys of eating game (yes, I really should find some new friends…) Aside from a conscious decision to marinate the meat in wine with herbs and garlic, the rest was inspiration from the kitchen as I went along.


Madeira is a classic partner of pheasant, so it just seemed right. The smoked bacon adds a depth of flavour and provides some nice fat to counter the pheasant’s natural leanness. If you can get hold of it, I would heartily recommend a jar of Cumberland Sauce – it really does work brilliantly with game and cold meats; however, if you can’t get your hands on it, a combination of redcurrant jelly and a drop of port (plus a splash of orange liqueur, if you have some handy) should make an adequate substitute.


Ingredients (serves 6-8)

  • 8 pheasant breasts
  • Smoked bacon lardons
  • 2 medium onions, 2 sticks of celery, & 4 garlic cloves
  • Red wine vinegar & Madeira to deglaze
  • Bottle of red wine
  • Flour
  • Chicken stock pot
  • 2 parsnips and 4-6 carrots
  • Dried mixed herbs, garlic granules, and salt & pepper
  • Cumberland sauce & Worcestershire sauce

Preparation Time: 20 mins — Cooking Time: 2 hrs

  1. Begin by marinading the pheasant breasts overnight in red wine with garlic granules and dried herbs overnight. (You can replace the garlic granules with a couple of chopped cloves of garlic).
  2. Render the fat out of the lardons and fry until nicely cooked. Remove the lardons.
  3. Cut the pheasant into bite-sized pieces and dust in flour (with a generous sprinkling of salt and pepper). Brown the pheasant in batches, using the rendered bacon fat. Remove the pheasant from the pan and keep to the side with the bacon.
  4. Thinly slice the onions and finely chop the garlic and celery. Soften the onions and celery in the pan, only adding the garlic once the onion is almost ready. The onions should be golden, not burnt! Add the meat back into the pan and deglaze with a couple of tablespoons of red wine vinegar and a slug of Madeira. Add approximately half a bottle of red wine and chicken stock pot (or stock cube – no need to water down into a stock, the wine will do that job). Season with salt and pepper and a good sprinkling of dried mixed herbs.
  5. Meanwhile, dice the parsnips and carrots and par boil.
  6. Mix up some of the left-over flour with a splash of water until you have a paste – work it until the lumps have gone. Then add this to the stew. It will help to thicken up the wine and give the whole dish a lovely unctuous consistency. Add the parsnips and carrots when ready. Allow to slowly cook for around 90 minutes.
  7. To finish, add a good sized tablespoon of Cumberland sauce (or a drop of port and some redcurrant jelly if you can’t get hold of it) and a few splashes of Worcestershire sauce. The former gives the dish a nice sweetness to offset the vinegar, whilst the latter adds a delectable savouriness to the dish.

It’s a hearty dish on its own, but if you want to serve it with a side dish, I find a green pea crush to be just the ticket. For this, cook up some floury potatoes and plenty of peas then crush them together with a dollop of crème fraîche and plenty of seasoning.


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I posted a recipe on here called pheasant ragu.


It really is delicious with pasta, or homemade if your feeling adventurous.


And it's a great way to get kids eating game, as they won't realise until you tell them after haha.


If you want a recipe for a decent pasta dough let me know

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BBC Good Food website. Pheasant and bacon pie. Easy and delicious.


The meat is more tender when cooked and then reheated the next day.

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NB, Aldi sell a beetroot and horseradish chutney which makes a tasty alternative to redcurrant jelly when pan frying pheasant breasts 

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