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Herb Roasted Pheasant

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Ingredients
  Pheasants 2 Pound
  Olive oil 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Fresh rosemary sprig/1/2 teaspoon crushed, dried rosemary 3
  Fresh thyme/1/2 teaspoon crushed, dried thyme 3
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Onion 1 Small, minced
  Carrots 2 , cut in small pieces
  Mushrooms 8 , quartered
  Onions 2 Small, quartered
  Vegetable oil 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Bouquet garni 1 , sprinkled over vegetables
  Dry white wine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Fresh parsley sprigs 2
Directions

Rinse birds and clean cavity.
Pat dry and set aside.
In glass or enamel bowl, mix olive oil, rosemary, thyme, salt, pepper, garlic and onion.
Coat birds outside and inside with mixture and cover.
Marinate in refrigerator 8 hours or overnight, turning often.
Remove birds from marinade and drain well.
Steam carrots, mushrooms and onions just until tender-crisp.
Drain and set aside.
Preheat oven to 300° F.
Heat vegetable oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
Add birds and brown on all sides 8 to 10 minutes.
Drain.
Make two heavy-duty foil packages.
Place a bird and some of the steamed vegetables in each package.
Sprinkle with bouquet garni.
Add 2 tablespoons wine to each package.
Wrap securely.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until tender.
Do not overcook.
Verify doneness by checking at leg joint to see if juices run clear.
Remove birds from oven and cut them in half.
Remove skins from birds and divide birds and vegetables among four heated plates.
Garnish with fresh parsley.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Bit Difficult
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Baked

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