Singularly delicious in taste, Pheasant is a delightful alternative to the usual menu offerings of chicken, turkey, or duck. One of the most popular and approachable of the game birds, pheasant’s meat is lean and deeply flavorful, making it an immediate favorite for all who try it. Raised free of antibiotics or hormones, our pheasants are reared on a natural diet, in a habitat much like the one they would have in the wild. Thanks to this special attention to detail and the extra precautions taken to keep our pheasants living a wholesome life, they are not only the delicious choice but also the humane and sustainable one. Explore our entire selection of tasty offerings today for a delectable taste of the wild!
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With a cult following of enthusiastic gourmands, the pheasant's long list of avid admirers simply can’t get enough of this lean bird’s tender, flavorful flesh. The perfect dish to split, pheasants usually run around three pounds in weight with the female boasting larger breasts and slightly more meat than the cocks. Their meat is also milder in flavor, making them a general favorite over the roosters. While most meats are aged to one degree or another, they are generally skinned and cleaned beforehand, not so with the pheasant. A common technique with these birds, in particular, is to age them undrawn and in feathers for days and sometimes even weeks. Old texts wax rhapsodic about the sublime flavor of “high” game, which usually means pheasants and usually means birds that have hung for more than a week. Young unaged pheasant has a mild pleasant taste, but it does not conjure the same admiration. The renowned author Brillat Savarin was known to like his pheasant very funky, preferring it to be decomposing for months before it was served. While Brillat was a man of extremes, usually the limit is 10 days to a month, the cooler the temperatures, the longer the aging process. At Gourmet Wholesaler, we have a long list of pheasant options to choose from with anything from whole birds and neatly filleted breasts to pheasant cognac sausage. Browse through our complete selection today, and start enjoying the singularly delightful tastes of this special bird.