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Roast Pheasant

Roast Pheasant

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    2 h
  • Ready In

    2 h 25 m
kelly13jane

kelly13jane

This is a quick simple recipe for fresh pheasant that has a very autumn feel to it. It is very good with potatoes, carrots and seasonal squash (I like acorn squash) diced and roasted in the pan with it. You can cook it at a higher temperature for a shorter time; just be sure to baste often since it is a very dry meat.

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  • Calories:
  • 840 kcal
  • 42%
  • Fat:
  • 72.6 g
  • 112%
  • Carbs:
  • 0.2g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 45.4 g
  • 91%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 142 mg
  • 47%
  • Sodium:
  • 178 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).
  2. Stir the chopped rosemary and thyme into the olive oil and set aside. Rub the pheasant inside and out with salt and pepper. Place into a close-fitting roasting pan. Pour the herb oil over top.
  3. Bake the pheasant in the preheated oven for 1 hour, then cover with aluminum foil, and continue baking an additional hour, or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone reads 180 degrees F (82 degrees C). Remove from the oven, cover with a doubled sheet of aluminum foil, and allow to rest in a warm area for 10 minutes before slicing. Baste the pheasant with the hot oil and juices from the pan every 30 minutes while cooking.
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Reviews

mdolezal
17

mdolezal

12/22/2011

really gives it a great flavor, not dry at all with the basting! so impressed after my first time trying pheasant!

Debbie Hamm Stewart
11

Debbie Hamm Stewart

12/20/2010

No game taste....make sure it doesn't cook too long or it gets too dry.

MissRebeccaEmily
7

MissRebeccaEmily

3/25/2012

Smelled delicious and tastes even better. However we had to leave it in for an extra half hour.

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