Wild Scottish Pheasant
Frozen / 1.75 lb avg
Pheasant from weekend estate hunts in Scotland. These truly wild game birds forage and eat berries and heather, and get constant exercise, which gives their meat a distinctive flavor. Wild pheasant offers a richer flavor than its domesticated counterpart. Wild game is only available for a limited season each year.
Just the facts
- Truly wild, never farm-raised
- Subject to availability (sometimes hunters miss)
- Stock is generally available from October to February
- Sold in an uncooked state
- Eviscerated, giblets not included
- Serves one
- Game meat may occasionally contain the shot, so chew carefully
- Product of Great Britain
- For best taste on fresh products, use or freeze within 3-5 days of receipt; for frozen products, use within 1-2 days after thawing
Cooking & Serving
Cooking Methods: Pan-Roast, Roast, Grill, Poach, Braise, Stew
Cooking Tips: Wild Scottish pheasant has a mild game flavor and takes all manner of seasoning well. Pheasant are quite lean so when using a dry-heat cooking method, rub the bird with butter or oil and baste occasionally for added moisture. A pheasant can also be brined or barded with thin strips of bacon. A low oven temperature will ensure pheasant doesn’t dry out. A quick, shallow braise will also yield great results. Allow pheasant to rest for 10 minutes before slicing or serving.