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pinkr Sat 20-Dec-14 19:38:27

Bought a whole bird today as it is so much cheaper than chicken but I haven't a clue what to do with it. Help please! !

CogitOIOIO Sat 20-Dec-14 20:32:50

My uncle, who rears and shoots pheasants, always joints them up for the pot and casseroles them with chunky bacon, button onions/shallots and lashings of red wine. Sort of Coq Au Vin style.

pinkr Sat 20-Dec-14 22:13:04

Oh thanks. That's an idea. I was just going to roast it but I was worried it might be dry

pregnantpause Sun 21-Dec-14 08:01:08

Pot roast with veg and vermouth,

If you have a slow cooker- brown the bird, wrapped it in bacon and pop it on with some celery,Carrots, bacon and chestnuts and a splash of white wine. Mash alongside, yumsmile

If roasting alone wrap in pancetta or bacon and roast upside down for three quarters of cooking time

icklekid Sun 21-Dec-14 08:05:48

We have a brace of pheasants for Christmas day- did same last year and was delicious! We're using this recipe www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1660644/potroasted-pheasant

Gilraen Sun 21-Dec-14 08:14:43

Delia has a good recipe. The stuffing and basting stop it getting dry. Remember to watch out for shot, you don't want to damage your teeth at Christmas! www.deliaonline.com/recipes/main-ingredient/poultry-and-game/pheasant/roast-pheasants-with-chestnut-stuffing-and-port-and-chestnut-sauce.html

pinkr Sun 21-Dec-14 08:37:50

Oh thanks all!

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