One of the most popular game birds
Pheasant is one of the most popular of game birds. Pheasant has pinkish white meat. The leg and thigh meat however, tends to be a bit darker and firmer than the tender breast meat. The delicate flavor of farm-raised pheasant is subtle and pleasant, with a discernible trace of apple in many cases. The contrast of leg and thigh meat with the breast offers a good balance of flavor. Pheasant should be cooked quickly at high temperature and barding the breast is often recommended. Whole pheasants weight between 2 and 3 pounds and will serve 2 people.