Making broth is easy. Finding the time is another thing. I usually don’t like making two things during the dinner hour. I’m already maxed with having young kids helping me or I’m doing double duty as a homework helper. But, I have found a way to make broth relatively simple and when I about think about how precious these pheasants are they spur me on!
My Camera decided to take a vacation by itself to college (my daughter accidentally put it in her purse) and make my life difficult. It’s really hard to take Pictures of the things you are cooking with out a camera. So, here is where I want you to imagine a nice picture here of a pheasant carcass that has all the major amounts of meat taken off. OK, I guess that wasn’t a really nice thing to imagine-sorry. Glad we can skip it after all!
Easy Pheasant Broth
2 pheasant carcasses with most of the breast meat removed and reserved for the fancier meals
1 onion cut into quarters
1 stalk of celery cut into quarters
1 clove of garlic
2 tsp of salt (or to taste)
1/8 tsp fresh ground pepper
Take your pheasants carcasses and put them in a large pot and pour 2 quarts of water over them. Add onion, celery, bay leaves, garlic, salt and pepper. Bring the water to a boil. As soon as the meat is cooked that was left on the bird, about 5 minutes. Remove the pheasants and let them cool until you can touch them. Remove the remaining pheasant meat and reserve for Pheasant Noodle Soup .https://wildchow.wordpress.com/recipes/chicken-soup/ Return the carcases to the boiling pot and continue to simmer covered for 2-3 hours over low heat. Do not cover. The Idea, is that the broth will be reduced and make a richer tasting flavor.
When the broth is done, I pour or scoop it into a strainer to catch-all the veggie and bone pieces. Then, I pour the broth into a large cake pan to cool it quickly. Usually, I use the broth the next day in our favorite Pheasant Wild Rice Soup. Or, you can divide it into 2 cup servings and pour them into Ziploc baggies and freeze them for another use. I have found pheasant broth to be much more flavorful than chicken broth, so don’t let your birds go to waste….YOU CAN USE ALL OF IT!
- Pheasant, slow, with lentils (gannetandparrot.com)