Pheasant Breasts with a Redcurrant and Red Wine Sauce recipe

Another elegant dish – the sauce really emphasises the lovely richness of the pheasant.


  • 4 large pheasant breasts
  • 200ml red wine
  • 100g redcurrants
  • 2 shallots
  • 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar if you don’t have it
  • 150ml chicken stock
  • 1 tsp. wholegrain mustard
  • 1 tsp. fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • Good pinch of salt and pepper


  1. Finely chop the shallots.

  2. Heat the oil in a large pan and brown the pheasant breasts on all sides.

  3. Set the pheasant breasts to one side and then add the shallots to the pan you cooked them in.

  4. Once tender and golden, pour in the red wine and vinegar and then reduce the liquid by half. Stir in the remaining stock and add the thyme leaves, and then reduce the sauce to a simmer.

  5. Return the pheasant breasts to the pan and cook them for 5 minutes on each side, then remove them again and set them to one side, keeping them warm covered with tin foil.

  6. Finish the sauce by adding the redcurrants and mustard to the sauce, heating until the redcurrants are hot and the sauce has reduced a little. Season well and then serve spooned over the pheasant breasts.

This dish serves four people. If you're not a fan of red wine, swap the red wine for white, the redcurrants for fried mushrooms, and the red wine vinegar for white wine vinegar.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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