Pheasant with Brussel Sprouts, Chestnuts and Bacon

Serves 2

3 pheasant breasts (120g per piece)
200 g vacuum packed chestnuts
125 g smoked bacon lardons
300 g Brussel sprouts
125 ml cream
20 g butter
4 Tablespoons olive oil
75 ml red wine
75 ml Port
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Bring a pot of salted water to the boil. Add the Brussel sprouts to the pot and cook for 2 minutes. Transfer the sprouts to a bowl of cold water to stop the cooking.

Heat a frying pan over medium heat with 2 tablespoon olive oil and fry the lardons until golden brown. Add the chestnuts and Brussel sprouts and fry for 1 minute. Add the cream, salt and pepper and simmer gently until the cream coats the ingredients.

Check the pheasant breasts for any shot (little pieces of bullet). Season with salt and pepper. Heat a frying pan over medium heat with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Lay the pheasant, skin-side down in the pan and fry for 2 minutes. Turn over and fry for a further 1 minute (the pheasant breasts should still be pink inside).

Remove the pheasant from the pan and set aside. Deglaze the pan with 75 ml red wine and 75 ml port and reduce until the sauce becomes thicker. Stir 20 g butter through. Slice the pheasant breasts diagonally. Spoon the creamy Brussel sprouts and chestnuts in the middle of 2 plates. Lay the pheasant on top and spoon over the sauce.

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