Braced up pheasants

For everyone’s benefit we need to encourage the consumption of British game

Pheasant is an inexpensive meat that is nutritious and delicious. It can be daunting the first time you bring home a brace, but preparing a pheasant isn’t too difficult.

You can use the whole bird or just remove the breasts. Whatever you do, remember that eating what you shoot is all part of the code of good shooting practice. Field to fork, that’s the motto.

We’ve listed a host of pheasant recipes here, from a simple pheasant casserole through to a classic roast pheasant and a more unusual pheasant ramen noodle soup.

There are recipes for beginners and the more confident cook, as well as plenty of ideas for using up pheasant breasts. Ideas for shoot lunches and snacks as well as dinner parties.

You’ll probably also like to read our tips for freezing game so that it always tastes its best.

pheasant pie

Two recipes for pheasant pies

Pheasant pie with sausagemeat Ingredients: 2 pheasant breasts 150g puff pastry 6 chopped chestnuts 1 sausage (skinned) 2 tbsp mashed potato 2 chopped spring onions handful chopped parsley salt and…

one-pot pheasant recipes

One pot pheasant recipes

Game cookery recipe: A fantastic game cookery recipe using pheasant and an excuse to raid the freezer!

Pheasant Thai curry recipe

Pheasant Thai Curry recipe

Start by making the Thai paste. Thai paste Ingredients ·      2 lemongrass stalks, outer stalks removed & chopped ·      A handful of unsalted peanuts ·      2 tablespoons of fish sauce, sesame…

pheasant terrine by Rose Prince

Two new pheasant recipes from Rose Prince

Rose Prince writes: Pheasant meat has a truly interesting flavour, with notes of its foraged diet and 
corn, which, when the birds are at their plumpest, lends a lovely colour…

pheasant roadkill

Pheasant roadkill recipe by Rose Prince

Drive down any lane in the heady days of summer and there will be a pheasant, rabbit or something less edible that has taken a knock from 
a car. It…

Roast pheasant

Roast pheasant – simply delicious

Sometimes the most simple way to cook a gamebird is the best — here is a mouthwatering recipe for roast pheasant – whole pheasants are seared in a pan before…

pheasant and game chips

Roasted hen pheasant & game chips by Tim Maddams

Roasted hen pheasant and game chips   Ingredients 1 whole, plucked and dressed hen pheasant A little pork fat or goose/duck fat Salt and pepper A few sage leaves For the bread…

Potted pheasant

Potted pheasant

  Ingredients: 1 pheasant 1 onion, roughly chopped 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped Goose fat Salt and freshly ground black pepper 250ml red wine 450ml pheasant stock 100g bacon, roughly…

pheasant crumble

Pheasant crumble – reader’s recipe

Thanks to our reader Dominic Russell for sharing this delicious recipe for pheasant crumble. The pheasant was courtesy of Caswell Farm shoot, near to where Dominic lives. He says it…

cranberry top game pies

Recipe for cranberry-topped game pies

With a passion for the rural community and an eye for quality local meat, fifth-generation Herefordshire farmer Anthony Legge founded butchers, deli and pie shop Legges of Bromyard in 2000.…

Pheasant eggs recipe

Black pudding pheasant eggs recipe

Smaller than hen’s eggs but almost as versatile, pheasant eggs, which are olive green and brown in colour, posses a deep yellow yolk – perfect for dunking your toast soliders…

Pheasant ballotine

This recipe for pheasant ballotine with sussex truffles and quick-pickled trumpet chanterells is a star mushroom course

Hay baked pheasant

Hay baked pheasant

In season from now until February 1 (you already know that), pheasant is the perfect alternative to the all too boring ‘c’ word. Baking in hay is an old method…

Roast Pheasant with orange and onion marmalade

Roast pheasant with orange and onion marmalade

This wonderfully easy pheasant recipe by Shaun Rankin matches beautiful flavours to make a delicious meal. The marmalade takes some time but can be made well in advance and stored.