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Dec 14, 2010 05:17 AM

Help with my holiday feast!!

Hello CHs!

I've taken to making something less than typical for our family holiday dinners... I did a goose a few years ago at christmas, which was fun, rabbits at easter, and I feel I've got my turkey pretty close to perfect. I just don't feel like eating turkey this year, and am looking for another suggestion. I have 7 people to feed (all adults), who are fairly open to anything. The only restriction is that I don't eat pork- so no Christmas ham!

Any thoughts? I'm trying to decide if a few ducks or pheasants would be good....or if there is another thought that might work! Not sure I feel like cooking up a whole fish either.

Thanks for your thoughts!

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  1. This roast pheasant dish is extraordinary. I made it once with real wild pheasants and it was one of the best things I've ever eaten. I order pheasants from a butcher to repeat it. They were three times as large and not as flavorful, but still an excellent meal:

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    1. re: katecm

      Thanks for this :) I will see if/how I can get any wild pheasants!

      1. re: katecm

        So Katecm- I made the pheasant, and it rocked!!!! Thanks for the suggestion!!!!

        1. re: shariberri

          I'm so glad! It's a great recipe.

      2. How about a leg of lamb or crown roast of lamb?

        1. Beef...It's what's for dinner......


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            1. Agree that pheasant is spectacular - it can be done in so many delicious ways.

              If you have access to venison or other large game, it can be incredible and something a bit different. For example, seared venison tenderloin with a Roquefort chocolate sauce is absolutely wonderful.