Monday, February 11, 2013
Pheasant in a Pot with Pearl Barley Risotto
Pheasant in a Pot When visiting England at this time of year, I am very often asked be either my cousin Sue of friend Mandy “Would you like Pheasant for dinner, I have a couple of brace in the freezer?” Something I never hear in the States. I mostly say yes, because Pheasant for me is such a treat, I don’t make it very often, so few Americans like game. Something that continues to surprise me. I had a pheasant in my own freezer and for a couple of weeks I had been thinking about how to cook it. I enjoy it roast, but find it gets dry, and that the drumstick and part of the breast can sometimes be quite inedible. I kept thinking of ways to keep it moist. My mum used to make Pheasant Normandy when we lived at The Clarendon, Chale back in the 70’s. Quite delicious but I wanted something less rich.