Sunday, 1 December 2013

Pheasant with Cranberry Sauce

If you are looking for an alternative to turkey at Christmas then these healthy recipes for roast pheasant with cranberry sauce is well worth trying. The tangy orange-cranberry sauce that complements the tender meat makes it ideal for the holiday’s pheasant recipes.

Healthy Food Recipes Ingredients:

1 pheasant (2 to 3 pounds)
1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
1 cup sugar
1 cup orange juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons grated orange peel


Sprinkle cavity of pheasant with 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Place pheasant on a rack in shallow roasting pan. Drizzle with butter; sprinkle with remaining salt and pepper. Cover and bake at 325° for 45 minutes. Uncover; bake 40-60 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reads 180°, basting with pan juices frequently.

Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine the cranberries, sugar, orange juice and cinnamon. Cook over medium heat for 10-12 minutes or until the berries begin to pop, stirring frequently. Stir in the orange peel. Simmer 5 minutes longer. Cover pheasant with foil and let stand for 10 minutes before carving. Serve sauce with pheasant. Yield: 3 servings.

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