Blackwing Recipe

Pheasant With Creamed Morel Mushrooms

Servings: 4

Cooking Time: 1 Hour 20 Minutes

Difficulty: average

Meal: dinner

Ingredients:

  • 4 Boneless Pheasant Breasts
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1 Ounce Morel Mushrooms, Dried
  • 1 Ounce Butter
  • 1/8 tsp Garlic, Minced
  • 8 Ounces Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 Chicken Bouillon Cube
  • 1 tsp Tomato Paste
  • Salt and White Pepper, To Taste

Preparation: Bring the water to a boil and add the morels. Remove from heat and allow the mushrooms to soak for 1 hour. Remove the mushrooms and reserve the liquid. Rinse the mushrooms thoroughly under cold running water and pat dry with a towel. Strain the liquid to remove any dirt particles and cook over high heat until reduced to 1/4 cup; reserve. Saute the mushrooms in the butter and garlic for 2 minutes; do not brown. Add the heavy cream, bouillon cube and tomato paste and bring to a boil. Reduce the cream by half until it is quite thick. Adjust flavor with salt and papper; keep warm.

Cooking: Remove skin from breasts; sear breasts in olive oil over high heat for 2 minutes each side; cover and turn heat down to low for about 5 minutes or until you feel it is done.

Serving: Place Pheasant breasts on plate and top with cream sauce. Serve with garlic mashed potatoes or pasta.