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Dec 27, 2008 07:21 AM

Uses for pheasant leftovers please!

We had roasted duck and pheasant for Christmas dinner. As the duck was cooked from fresh, we froze the leftovers so we can use them in the future. However, the pheasants were thawed before cooking so we've got a platful of leftovers in the fridge that we need to use by tonight! Any ideas as to how to incorporate them into a nice yet light dish? (considering the munch feast we've had in the last couple of days...)


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  1. shredded over a frisee or cabbage salad with poached eggs would be very nice.

    served cold over sauteed watercress or broccoli rabe

      1. Thanks for the suggestions. If I were to use it in a quiche, would it be ok to re-heat the meat that's already been cooked? I did some research online and all I seem to find is recipes with the cold meat. Do you think it is safe to cook the meat again?

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        1. re: Paula76

          It'sre: Paula76 It's safe to cook the meat again. Might dry it out a little, but there's no real safety concern if the meat was cooked within the last 3 days and kept in the fridge.

          If you've still got the bones, you could make a pheasant stock, and serve a pheasant-based soup.

          You could substitute pheasant in lots of casserole dishes that call for cooked turkey or chicken (tetrazzini, divan, enchiladas, etc). I haven't used pheasant, but in our house it isn't uncommon to make a goose, duck or turkey broth avgolemono a couple days after Christmas.

        2. Quesadillas with a fruity salsa.
          We make them with duck, why not pheasant?

          1. It will make a very good hash to top with poached egs