Pheasant Pate Recipe


Preparation Time40 MinCooking Time2 Hr 30 Min
Ready In3 Hr 10 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings6
MethodMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Veal1 Pound (450 Gram)
 Lean veal1 Pound (450 Gram)
 Brandy2 Tablespoon
 Dry white wine2 Tablespoon
 Pheasant1 (Select A Plump Bird)
 Butter1 Ounce (25 Gram)
 Pork fat1 Pound (450 Gram)
 Dried thyme1 Pinch
 Chopped parsley1 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 930 Calories from Fat 699

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 78 g119.5%

Saturated Fat 28.2 g140.9%

Trans Fat 0.6 g

Cholesterol 258.3 mg

Sodium 148.6 mg6.2%

Total Carbohydrates 0.44 g0.15%

Dietary Fiber 0.12 g0.49%

Sugars 0.2 g

Protein 50 g99.7%

Vitamin A 13.4% Vitamin C 17.4%

Calcium 6.8% Iron 12.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Trim the veal and cut into pieces.
2. In a bowl combine brandy and white wine.
3. Add the meat to the marinade and let stand for 1 hour
4. Wipe the pheasant.
5. Cut half the pork fat into thin strips and set aside.
6. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C or Gas No. 6)

7. Baste the pheasant with the butter and place in a roasting pan.
8. Roast for about 15-20 minutes in the preheated oven.
9. Remove from pan in the oven, cool slightly.
10. Reduce oven temperature to 225°F (110°C or Gas No. 1/4 ) and add 1 inch of water to roasting the pan in the oven.
11. When cool enough to handle, shred the pheasant meat off the bones.
12. Combine pheasant flesh, marinated and drained veal and half the pork fat in a mincer and grind finely.
13. In minced meat mixture into the marinade and add seasonings, egg and herbs.
14. Line a 1 1/2-2-pint (1-litre) terrine or pate dish with half the pork fat strips.
15. Pack the pate mixture into the dish.
16. Cover with the remaining strips of pork fat.
17. Cover the terrine with a lid or buttered foil or wax paper.
18. Place in the water bath in warm oven.
19. Bake for 2 1/2 hours.
20. Remove from the oven.
21. Place a weight over the pate and leave to cool for 24 hours in the refrigerator.

22. Unmold and slice
23. Serve pate cold with a green salad and cold sauce on the side.