• 3 pounds of MacFarlane pheasant breast taken off the bone and pound into cutlets
  • (1/2 inch thick) – you may need 3-4 whole pheasants
  • 2 cups of plain bread crumbs
  • 1 cup of fresh grated pecorino Romano cheese
  • 6 cloves of pressed garlic
  • 1/2 cup of freshly chopped curly parsley
  • 3 pinches of sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 cup of fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup of chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup of white wine
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/4 cup of capers



Combine breadcrumbs with grated cheese, garlic, parsley, 1 pinch of salt and 1 tablespoon of black pepper. Mix thoroughly to ensure that garlic is evenly distributed throughout mixture. Place each pheasant breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; pound to 1/4-1/2 inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Dip pheasant in lemon juice, and sprinkle with remaining salt and pepper. Dredge pheasant in breadcrumbs mixture. Heat a large nonstick skillet, coated with olive oil, over medium high heat. Add pheasant to pan and cook for 3 minutes on each side or until pheasant is done – do not overcook as it will continue to cook while warming. Remove from pan and keep warm in baking dish in warm oven.

Once all pheasant is cooked, use the pan to cook sauce as a deglaze. Add broth and wine to pan, and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in capers and butter. Place pheasant on a deep platter and then pour sauce over platter. Serve immediately with a summer vegetable orzo or a roasted root vegetable and truffled sage fresh pasta.

Yield: 4-6 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Wine pairing – Bergstrom Shea Vineyards Pinot Noir Entrant: Karen McShea


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