Monday 19 January 2009

Today's Recipe

I've done many things on this blog, but so far I've never passed on a recipe. Well, my friends, a new age is dawning - Nige is doing just that!
I pass this recipe on for the simple reason that it is so improbable, both in ingredients and cooking method, that it seems it couldn't possibly work. It is also one of the best things you can do with a pheasant (or two), and as they're so cheap - even round here they're £4.50 a brace at the farmers' market - and so tasty, it's crazy not to make the most of them. This recipe results in a tender, succulent pheasant which has in effect made its own apple sauce, thickened with bread and flavoured with wine and brandy, thyme and bacon - delicious. I've got one in the oven now... Anyway, here's the recipe - you can skip the anecdotal stuff...
Try it - you won't be sorry!


  1. Good idea. I have in mind to buy a brace of pheasants this weekend before they go horse de combat when the season ends. And you're right, they are pretty inexpensive these days. A horrible supermercado battery hen might cost more. Might try that recipe with apples or a very similar one. My brother has a killer one of pheasant cooked with cream, curry spices and prunes. Sounds odd but delish.

  2. Covered by a blanket ban here Nige, the ones that live with us and feed underneath the bird table have all been given pet names. From memory (cooking 'em over a camp fire) they are quite chewy.

  3. Thanks so much for the link, Nige.

    We tried a new recipe last night and it's even better!

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  5. Oh I'd be interested in that, Smallholder, if it's even better.
    And thank you for your fascinating contribution, FreePrintableCoupons...