Make the most of seasonal game with our succulent pheasant recipes. This bird can be cooked in classic roasts, casseroles and pies.
Pheasant season runs from October to February in the UK, and is perfect for comforting winter dinners that will keep you warm and full on colder evenings. For more ideas on how to make the most of British game, have a look at our collection of game recipes.
5 pheasant recipes
1. Pot-roast red curry pheasant
This pot-roast red curry pheasant might look impressive, but actually requires minimal prep, as you’re just tossing everything in the pot. This makes it the ideal dinner option if you’re having guests over, as you can entertain while this is cooking.
2. Pheasant with puy lentils and mustard
If you’re looking for a flavour-packed Sunday meal, this pheasant with puy lentils and mustard will hit the spot. It’s a wonderful way to switch up your usual roast chicken.
3. Pheasant ragu for pasta
If you’re only just getting into game meat, this rich pheasant ragu is a brilliant way to try it for the first time. It’s also a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, so why not serve at your next dinner party?
4. Pulled pheasant broth with sage and horseradish dumplings
Elevate winter casserole with our pulled pheasant with sage and horseradish dumplings. This aromatic clear broth is filled with smoky pancetta and buttered cabbage, and topped with fat, fluffy dumplings for the ultimate winter warmer.
5. Poacher’s pie
For a twist on the traditional steak and ale pie, try this game meat pie made with venison, wild boar and pheasant. The rich, meaty sauce is encased in golden shortcrust pastry and would make the perfect weekend cooking project.
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