Feast on MacFarlane Pheasant to Celebrate National Poultry Day

Janesville, Wisconsin, February 26, 2013 —National Poultry Day, March19, celebrates the white meat of the American diet.  And for most poultry-lovers, chicken and turkey flock to the top of the list as the go-to-white meat for every day meals. This year, go beyond traditional and feast on MacFarlane Pheasant.

A hearty meat that is conveniently available year-round, pheasant is a lean protein with superb flavor and superior nutrition. When compared with chicken, domestic turkey or beef, pheasant is lower in total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol.

Whether you're an experienced cook or a rookie in the kitchen, you can cook a MacFarlane Pheasant . A white meat low in fat, pheasant is best when slow-cooked at a low temperature (250°F to325°F). Like chicken, there are many ways to cook a pheasant. Bake, grill, sauté, glaze, marinate, roast, stir fry or kebab to your desire. You’ll discover that pheasant is a moist and flavorful ingredient for entertaining appetizers, lunch salads, gourmet sandwiches and delicious evening dinners. Choose from MacFarlane’s whole pheasant, boneless pheasant breast, pheasant breast fillet, pheasant half or breast meat strips to add flavor and flair to your meal.

For a fresh take, incorporate this easy-to-cook-with protein; in place of turkey or chicken in your recipes. The MacFarlane Pheasant website at www.pheasantfordinner.com, offers enticing chef-inspired recipes such as Pheasant Fajitas, BBQ Pheasant and Gouda Pizza, Pheasant Salad with Fennel and Pheasant Pot Pie.

With poultry being the second mos twidely eaten meat in the world, the specialty artisan flavors of MacFarlane Pheasant will create memorable meals. MacFarlane Pheasants are all-natural third party-certified—they’re fed all-natural grains, with no antibiotics, hormones or animal by-products.

For simple cooking tips and chef-inspired recipes, visit www.pheasantfordinner.com. Available nationwide at MacFarlane’s online retail store with convenient shipping coast-to-coast via UPS, MacFarlane’s on-farm retail store in Janesville, Wis., or ask your grocery or natural foods store for MacFarlane Pheasant.

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As the largest pheasant farm in North America, MacFarlane Pheasants of Janesville, Wis., knows pheasants. Thanks to two generations of expertise at honing the raising of pheasant —and having complete control of the process from pasture to plate—MacFarlane Pheasants offer unmatched quality. This protein- rich power food is packed with superior nutrition, and is conveniently available year round. MacFarlane Pheasants brings elegant cuisine to your menu, with the exquisite flavor nature intended.