Pheasant Breasts with Cider Vinegar, Apples and Pomegranates

Total Time:
1 hr
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
40 min

Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients
  • 4 pheasant breasts, bones removed
  • 6 tablespoons butter plus 2 tablespoons
  • 4 shallots, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 medium tart apples, such as Granny Smith, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 1/2 pomegranate, seeds reserved
Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Pound breasts lightly with meat mallet to a consistent thickness. Season well with salt and pepper. In a 10 inch to 12inch saute pan, heat butter over medium heat until foam subsides. Add pheasant breasts, skin down, and cook until golden brown, about 8 to 10 minutes. Place pan in oven 8 to 10 minutes. Remove pan from oven and breasts from pan.

Add shallots to pan and stir. Cook over medium heat until softened, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add cider vinegar and apples and cook until vinegar dissipates by half. Add stock and cream and bring to a boil. Return pheasant breasts to pan and cook until sauce is reduced by half. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately. Spoon sauce over and sprinkle with pomegranate seeds.


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