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    Pheasant Braised in Gin and Juniper

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 15 mins

    30 mins

    45 mins

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    • 1 whole pheasant
    • salt & freshly ground black pepper
    • thin sheets pork fat or blanched sliced bacon
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 3/4 cup slivered shallots or 3/4 cup green onion
    • 1/2 teaspoon crushed juniper berries
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 2/3 cup good gin
    • 1/4 cup dry sherry
    • 3 cups rich game bird stock or 3 cups chicken stock
    • 3 tablespoons minced parsley
    • 2 tablespoons butter (optional)

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Season the pheasant with salt and pepper and truss to help maintain its shape.
    2. 2
      Completely wrap the bird with the pork fat, tying with twine if necessary.
    3. 3
      In a heavy bottomed casserole, sear the bird until golden brown on all sides.
    4. 4
      Remove the pheasant and pour off the fat.
    5. 5
      Add the oil and shallots and saute until just beginning to color.
    6. 6
      Add the juniper, bay leaves, liquids and pheasant, cover the casserole and simmer for 35 to 45 minutes or until bird is tender (check at leg joint).
    7. 7
      Remove the pheasant to a serving platter, discard fat wrap and keep warm.
    8. 8
      Strain braising liquid, discarding solids and skim off fat.
    9. 9
      Reduce mixture quickly over high heat to a light sauce consistency.
    10. 10
      Off heat, whisk in the parsley and butter and season with salt and pepper.
    11. 11
      Carve pheasant into serving pieces, and ladle with sauce and serve immediately.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 14, 2007

      45

      I actually wrapped the pheasants in bacon and cooked the caserole in the oven. They came our exceedingly well.

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    Nutritional Facts for Pheasant Braised in Gin and Juniper

    Serving Size: 1 (397 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1209.0
     
    Calories from Fat 457
    37%
    Total Fat 50.8 g
    78%
    Saturated Fat 12.5 g
    62%
    Cholesterol 284.0 mg
    94%
    Sodium 179.2 mg
    7%
    Total Carbohydrate 14.5 g
    4%
    Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
    0%
    Sugars 1.2 g
    4%
    Protein 92.5 g
    185%

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