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What we ate: pheasant

When my friend said he ordered a pheasant and some quail eggs off Amazon, I thought he was kidding. When we had to look up some pheasant recipes, I still didn’t think it was a big thing. Oh, but then he brought a smoked pheasant and 2 dozen quail eggs to my house so… I guess he was serious.

This is the story of the pheasant.

We found this pheasant recipe on the Food Network’s website. I think you should be able to guess by now that we tweaked the recipe.

Ingredients:

1 small pheasant (we used a smoked one)

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, diced
4 sage leaves
2 bay leaves3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 rosemary branches
1 14-oz can peeled tomatoes and their juices
1 can chicken broth
8 slices pancetta
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Prep&Cook

Quarter the bird (or tear it up. Which ever is easier) and put it in a skillet with the oil.

Sear it on all sides (or just cook it for a while, turning occasionally, because you aren’t sure what sear means.) Remove from skillet and set aside.

Add onions, sage, bay leaves, rosemary, garlic, and parsley and mix it around until the onions start to brown.

Add the broth and tomatoes, bring to a boil.

Wrap your pheasant pieces in the pancetta and set them back in the pan.

Simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes.

We cooked off all the liquids and ran out of chicken broth. So I popped open a can of chicken soup and used the broth from that. Sometimes, you have to get creative.

Remove bird pieces to a platter, and if there’s any liquid left in the pan it can be used for a sauce. We didn’t have a sauce.

(Featured here with scrambled quail eggs!)

Eat!

I would suggest NOT using a smoked pheasant. Or, if you have a smoked pheasant, find a recipe to accommodate it.

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What we ate, Maple-Glazed Chicken

I don’t know if I’ve said this before (I repeat myself A LOT, in person and in writing), but my friend and I don’t usually have a lot of time to cook before TV starts at 8. On Thursdays. When we cook and then watch TV.

Most of the time we have to choose between slapping some pizza together or missing Community. Even though we can watch it later in the night, it’s still a goal to be done and eating for 8.

This past Thursday I found this quick and easy recipe for Maple-Glazed Chicken on the Food Network’s Site. But we still missed Community!

Basically, you follow the directions and get some yummy chicken and apples all nice and warm and in a bowl.

(My mom said this picture makes my face look weird. Aha.
No, wait. She said that face makes my nose look weird.)

Unless you are Kerry and Jordan, in which case you cut a lot of corners and still get some yummy chicken with some mushy apples in a bowl.

Things we changed:

1) Regular salt was used, and sparingly.

2) We used boneless breasts instead of bone-in thigh or whatever it was supposed to be. I’m sorry, but you first want me to cut boned chicken into chunks and then eat around the bones? Just typing that was too much work.

3) We didn’t take the chicken out of the pan when we cooked the rest of it, which we maybe should have because it ended up a little bit dry.

4) We couldn’t find sage so we used basil. Aren’t all leafy green things basically the same anyway?

If I was to make this again it would not include apples in the finished product.


Hello, I’m Kerry! Maker. Sewist. Fan of all things bright.

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