Spring into the Season with MacFarlane Pheasants

From National Poultry Day on March 19 to specialties for Easter buffets, you’ll find that MacFarlane Pheasant makes a great impression on your customers, no matter what the occasion.  Food service operators and caterers appreciate the consistency, convenience and luxurious flavor of MacFarlane Pheasants delivered from a family farm with its own cutting and packaging facility. Products include whole pheasant, boneless pheasant breast, pheasant breast split with wing-bone drumsticks, breast meat strips, and fully cooked pheasant breast that meet the needs of catering operations and restaurants.

Create a National Poultry Day buzz this year by offering pheasant in place of chicken for casual dining menus. When compared with chicken, domestic turkey or beef, pheasant is lower in total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol. You and your customers will discover that pheasant is a moist and flavorful ingredient for creative appetizers, satisfying salads, gourmet sandwiches and elegant entrees. On the MacFarlane Pheasant website at www.pheasantfordinner.com, you’ll find enticing chef-inspired recipes such as Pheasant Fajitas, BBQ Pheasant and Gouda Pizza, Pheasant Salad with Fennel, and Pheasant Pot Pie.

For elegant Easter buffets, offer customer-pleasing celebration foods such as Pheasant Marmalade, featuring MacFarlane Fully Cooked Pheasant Breast.  The recipe from Chef Josh McCurrin of Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar in West Des Moines, IA, highlights pheasant breast that is glazed or garnished with savory marmalade. The dish can be served over soba and rice noodles with vegetables.  House-made marmalade complements the flavors of pheasant with shallots, shiitake mushrooms, garlic, butter, sherry vinegar, house-made broth or stock, and seasonings. The combination creates an Asian-influenced dish bursting with freshness, flavor and flair.

MacFarlane’s quality pheasant products have been created with food service operators in mind.The pheasants are raised on a farm that has been family-owned and operated since 1929, and they are humanely handled, with spacious free-roaming barns. In addition, MacFarlane Pheasants are All-Natural third party-certified—they’re fed all-natural grains, with no antibiotics, hormones or animal by-products.

For product information and recipes including Pheasant Marmalade, visit the website at www.pheasantfordinner.com.  Discover how MacFarlane Pheasants can enhance your menu this spring.

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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.