With a freezer full of ditch chickens it’s time to create out of the box healthy recipes. Most recipes you see using pheasant are always the same. Here is a simple healthy refreshing recipe packed full of flavor.
Grilled Pheasant Breasts & Fire Roasted Avocado Pesto Pasta
4 Pheasant Breasts
1 1/2 tablespoon cracked pepper
2 tablespoons crushed garlic
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon dried basil
5 large Avocados (firm)
1 bunch fresh basil
8 cloves garlic
1 cup olive oil
1 box linguine pasta
20 cherry tomatoes
2 cups baby spinach
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
Preheat grill to med-high heat
Season pheasant breasts with 1/2 tablespoon cracked pepper, crushed garlic, sea salt & dried basil. Grill pheasant breasts for 5 minutes each side. Once pheasant is fully cooked remove from heat and let rest
Slice avocados in half and remove seed. Next slice avocados length wise 1/2 inch slices leaving skin on. Brush on olive oil and place on grill. Grill each side 1-2 minutes using spatula to flip.
Careful your avocados will burn if you leave them on to long. Remove from heat and let sit.
Cook pasta according to package, rinse and coat with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and set aside.
Fire Grilled Avocado Pesto :
Remove skin from avocados, add four out of the five avocados into food processor or blender.
Next Combine basil, garlic, remaining pepper, parmesan cheese and 1/2 cup olive oil into food processor or blender, blend till desired consistency.
Creating the dish
Taking a large skillet add remaining olive oil, 3 cloves chopped garlic, baby spinach and cherry tomatoes. Sauté over medium Heat for 1-2 minutes. Add pasta to spinach mixture, continue cooking and stirring additional 2 minutes. Remove from heat and toss in avocado pesto.
Plate pasta and finish with sliced pheasant breasts and remaining avocados.