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Figgy Pheasant Traybake

Prep Time: 20 mins + 2hr marinade Cook Time: 40 mins Serves: 4 people

A delicious and nutritious pheasant breast recipe, this figgy pheasant traybake makes a tasty alternative to your traditional Sunday roast. Delight family or friends with this flavoursome pheasant traybake, served with crispy potatotes and a green salad.

Ingredients

  • 4 pheasant breasts
  • 1 whole garlic bulb
  • 3 tbsp sherry vinegar
  • 8 sprigs thyme
  • 2 red onions
  • 6 fresh figs
  • 12 black olives halved and stoned
  • 3 tbsp Blodyn Aur rapeseed oil

Method

To Start

Marinade the pheasant by crushing 2 cloves of garlic and mixing with a tablespoon of vinegar and the leaves from a few sprigs of thyme. Season the breasts with salt and pepper and leave in the marinade for a few hours or overnight.

Simply

Heat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6 (180C fan) and put the remaining garlic cloves whole in their skin in a large deep oven tray. Peel and cut the onions into 8 wedges and add to the garlic. Then cut the figs in half and add to the tin along with the remaining thyme

Now

Pour over the oil and toss the vegetables and figs with your hands then season with salt and pepper and drizzle over the remaining vinegar and any marinade then roast for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile

Heat a frying pan over a high heat and quickly brown the marinated pheasant breast on both sides then transfer to the oven tray after the onions have roasted for 20 minutes and scatter over the olives. Roast for a further 15-20 minutes until the breasts have cooked.

To serve

Remove from the oven and serve straight from the tray with some crispy potatoes and a green salad.

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