Tried and tested dishes
We’ve put together these essential pheasant breasts recipes which every shooter should know.
When you’re cooking pheasant you need to ensure that it doesn’t dry out – so don’t overcook it. Every shooter should eat what they shoot – remember that you can replace pheasant breasts for chicken breasts in just about any chicken dish.
Follow our recipes and you’ll have a delicious supper or lunch dish to enjoy.
10 Pheasant breasts recipes
This is one that children will love. It’s not always easy to get kids to eat pheasant but this rework of a 1970s classic will have them calling for more. Serves four to six, depending on appetite.
If you’re in the mood for chatting and stirring something on the hob, then this is ideal. You can’t hurry risotto, but it’s a recipe to make whilst you’re socialising in the kitchen.
On the other hand, if you’re looking for a super-quick dish, then this recipe is ready to eat in just 15 minutes. All you have to add is a bowl of greens or salad to serve.
Mark Hix has created this gamey taste on the classic Chinese takeaway. So save yourself some money, use the breasts from the pheasant you shot earlier and enjoy.
Could this be the ultimate comfort food? Eat and enjoy in front of a good film, it’s ideal for a TV supper.
Ideal for when you need to feed a large group of people, this spicy dish will serve 20 – so maybe it’s one for a shoot lunch?
Tagines are easy to make and again a good idea for a shoot lunch. Serve with couscous rather than potatoes.
One for the lunch box or to serve to peckish shooters at elevenses. Also perfect for a picnic at any time.
Thai green chicken curry is a favourite these days, but why not try a pheasant Thai curry instead?
Ring the changes and use pheasant next time you make a spaghetti bolognese. Again, one for serving up to kids although all the family will love it. Also freezes well.