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                              Braised Pheasant
 Recipe By     : the California Culinary Academy
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :1:20
 Categories    : Main Course                      Chicken & Poultry
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    3      large         pheasants -- cleaned and rinsed
      1/4  cup           safflower oil
    3      cups          peeled and thinly sliced green apples
    1      cup           onions -- thinly sliced
      1/2  cup           applejack or Calvados
    1      teaspoon      nutmeg
      1/2  cup           half and half
                         herbal salt substitute and pepper -- to taste
 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large Dutch oven over
 medium-high heat, quickly brown pheasants in oil on all sides. Place
 apples and onions around pheasant. Pour applejack on top and let it
 heat for 1 minute, then ignite. Shake pan until flames subside.
 2. Dust top of pheasant with nutmeg. Place pan in oven and bake until
 juice runs clear when tip of knife is inserted in thigh of bird (about
 1 hour). Remove pheasant, cooked apples, and onions to a platter and
 keep warm in oven.
 3. Transfer pan juices to a saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat until
 simmering, then stir in half-and-half. Let mixture cook 5 minutes,
 stirring frequently, then season to taste with salt substitute and
 pepper. Pour over pheasant and serve.
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 Serving Ideas : Serve with green salad and steamed asparagus or
 NOTES : Rock Cornish game hens work well in this recipe if pheasant is
 unavailable. The birds are browned quickly wand then roasted slowly to
 bring out the flavor while you baste them in an apple brandy sauce.
 Serve with a green salad dressed with Lime Mint Dressing (see recipe)
 and steamed asparagus or broccoli.
 Nutr. Assoc. : 0 0 3567 0 2067 0 0 0