Grilled Pheasant with Soy-Peanut Glaze Recipe

Grilled Asian Pheasant
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  • Total: 70 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 50 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4 to 6
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
254 Calories
9g Fat
34g Carbs
13g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 254
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 712mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Protein 13g
Calcium 56mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This grilled pheasant has an almost satay quality to it. The soy and peanut glaze is a wonderful addition to this dish. Serve with rice or grilled vegetable kebabs.

Ingredients

  • 1 whole pheasant
  • 1/2 cup (120 mL) honey
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) peanut butter, creamy style
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) olive oil
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) chicken stock

Steps to Make It

  1. In a medium saucepan, simmer all ingredients, except pheasant, for 5 to 8 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.

  2. Brush half of the marinade onto pheasant reserving the other half for basting. Cover, and allow to marinate for 1 to 2 hours in the refrigerator.

  3. Preheat grill for medium-high heat. Place bird on a well-oiled grill grate. Cover and cook for 50 to 60 minutes, or when internal temperature reaches 165 F.

  4. Baste the bird with reserved marinade after 15 minutes of cooking and again at 30 minutes. Remove pheasant from grill, slice, and serve.