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Although we don't offer pheasant prepared for the dinner table, here are some of our favorite recipes.

Pheasant and Wild Rice
Pheasant a la Creme
Honey Baked Pheasant
Upland Stir Fry
Oriental Pheasant Salad
Pheasant Paprika

Pheasant and Wild Rice

Serves: 6
1 cup raw wild rice
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can mushrooms
2 1/2 cups water
Water chestnuts
2 pheasants, cut up, floured and browned
1 pkg. instant onion soup mix

Mix rice, canned soups, water, mushrooms and water chestnuts in 9x13 glass casserole. Add pheasant. Sprinkle with onion soup mix. Cover lightly with foil. Bake 2-2 1/2 hours at 300 degrees.

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Pheasant a la Creme

Serves: 4
2 pheasants
Salt, pepper and paprika
1/2 cup butter
2 cups sour cream
2 tab. dry sherry
1/2 lb. fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1/2 cup sliced olives
2 tab. chopped pimentos

Quarter birds. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and paprika. Dredge with flour. Brown in butter. Remove birds and place in roasting pan. Add remaining ingredients to butter in which birds were browned and stir until mixed and warmed.. Pour over pheasants. Cover and bake at 300 degrees for 2 hours.

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Honey Baked Pheasant

Serves: 4
Legs and breast of 1 pheasant, skinned
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup chopped parsley
2 cups honey
1 cup butter
salt and pepper to taste

Fillet breast and bone the thighs. Cut into approx. same thickness pieces.   Season the flour with salt and pepper and dredge the pheasant. Dust pheasant pieces with onion powder.  Melt 3/4 cup butter in skillet over medium heat. Brown pheasant pieces and place in a lightly oiled 9x13 glass casserole. Sprinkle with parsley.  Add honey and 1/4 cup butter to the skillet.  Mix well until butter is melted, then pour over the pheasant (should come about halfway up on the pheasant pieces).  Seal the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake 30 minutes at 325 degrees.

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Upland Stir Fry

Serves: 4-6
1 cup buttermilk baking mix
1/2 tsp. pepper
3/4 - 1 lb. diced uncooked pheasant (or other upland bird)
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 tab peanut oil
3 medium carrots, cut diagonally into 1/2 inch pieces
1 green pepper, cut into strips
1 small onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
2 tabs water
3 tabs peanut oil
3/4 cup chicken broth
2 tabs teriyaki sauce
Hot cooked rice

In large plastic bag, combine baking mix and pepper; shake to mix. Set aside. Combine pheasant meat and eggs; stir to coat meat with egg.  Put pieces of pheasant in plastic bag and shake to coat. In wok or large skillet, heat 1 tabs oil over medium high heat until hot. Add carrots; cook and stir for about 2 minutes.  Add green pepper and onion.  Cook and stir for 1 minute longer.  Add water; cover. Steam for 3-4 minutes, until vegetables are tender-crisp. Remove vegetables from wok and keep warm.  Add 3 tabs oil to wok; heat over medium heat until hot. Add pheasant; cook and stir until golden brown and no longer pink in left.  Combine chicken broth and teriyaki sauce; pour over meat.  Return vegetables to wok, cook and stir until heated through. Serve with rice.

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Oriental Pheasant Salad

Serves: 4-6
2 cups cut up cooked pheasant (may substitute grouse)
1 cup seedless green grapes
1 can (8oz) pineapple chunks, drained
1 can (8oz) sliced water chestnuts, drained
1/2 cup diagonally sliced celery
1 apple, cored and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 tab fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
1 tsp. prepared mustard
lettuce leaves
1/2 chow mein noodles

In large bowl, combine pheasant, grapes, pineapple chunks, water chestnuts, and celery. In small mixing bowl, toss apple cubes with lemon juice; add to pheasant mixture. In same small bowl, blend mayonnaise, sour cream, and mustard; pour over pheasant mixture. Mix well; refrigerate at least 2 hours to blend flavors. To serve, line chilled individual plates or large serving bowl with lettuce leaves; spoon pheasant mixture over leaves. Top with chow mein noodles.

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Pheasant Paprika

Serves: 4-6
8 slices bacon, cut up
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 1/2 cups instant mashed potato flakes
1 1/2 tsp. paprika
1 1/2 tsp. salt
2-3 lbs. pheasant pieces
1/4-1/2 cup pheasant stock or chicken broth
2 tabs butter
2 tabs flour
2/3 cup milk
1 tab paprika
1-1 1/2 cups sour cream
Hot cooked egg noodles

In medium skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until it just begins to brown. Add onion. Cook and stir until onion is tender. Remove from heat. Remove bacon and onion from skillet; set aside; reserve drippings. In large plastic food storage bag, combine potato flakes, 1 1/2 tsp. paprika and salt; shake to mix. Add pheasant, a few piece at a time, to bag; shake to coat. In reserved drippings, brown pheasant pieces over medium high heat. Add 1/4 cup stock to pan. Reduce heat; cover. Simmer until tender, 25 to 40 minutes, adding the additional 1/4 cup stock to pan during cooking if necessary. To prepare sauce:  In 1 qt saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour. Blend in 1 cup stock. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly. Stir in milk, 1 tabs. paprika and reserved bacon and onion. Cook and stir until hot. Pour sauce over cooked pheasant in skillet.  Cover and simmer 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat; skim fat. With slotted spoon, transfer pheasant to serving platter; keep warm. Stir in sour cream into mixture in skillet. Cook over low heat until just heated; do not boil.   Pour sauce over pheasant. Serve with hot cooked egg noodles.

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