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Pheasant Pate

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Ingredients
  Veal 1 Pound (450 Gram)
  Lean veal 1 Pound (450 Gram)
  Brandy 2 Tablespoon
  Dry white wine 2 Tablespoon
  Pheasant 1 (Select A Plump Bird)
  Butter 1 Ounce (25 Gram)
  Pork fat 1 Pound (450 Gram)
  Egg 1
  Dried thyme 1 Pinch
  Chopped parsley 1 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Trim the veal and cut into pieces.
2. In a bowl combine brandy and white wine.
3. Add the meat to the marinade and let stand for 1 hour
4. Wipe the pheasant.
5. Cut half the pork fat into thin strips and set aside.
6. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C or Gas No. 6)

MAKING
7. Baste the pheasant with the butter and place in a roasting pan.
8. Roast for about 15-20 minutes in the preheated oven.
9. Remove from pan in the oven, cool slightly.
10. Reduce oven temperature to 225°F (110°C or Gas No. 1/4 ) and add 1 inch of water to roasting the pan in the oven.
11. When cool enough to handle, shred the pheasant meat off the bones.
12. Combine pheasant flesh, marinated and drained veal and half the pork fat in a mincer and grind finely.
13. In minced meat mixture into the marinade and add seasonings, egg and herbs.
14. Line a 1 1/2-2-pint (1-litre) terrine or pate dish with half the pork fat strips.
15. Pack the pate mixture into the dish.
16. Cover with the remaining strips of pork fat.
17. Cover the terrine with a lid or buttered foil or wax paper.
18. Place in the water bath in warm oven.
19. Bake for 2 1/2 hours.
20. Remove from the oven.
21. Place a weight over the pate and leave to cool for 24 hours in the refrigerator.

SERVING
22. Unmold and slice
23. Serve pate cold with a green salad and cold sauce on the side.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Poultry
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
40 Minutes
Cook Time: 
150 Minutes
Ready In: 
190 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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