Bacon makes everything taste good. Grilling an old shoe in bacon would almost save the day. We all enjoy game birds wrapped in bacon. Whether using pheasants, huns, sharpies, ducks, or grouse, bacon can take a good meal and make it great. The truth is that wild, lean, game birds need some fat to make them juicy and more flavorful. Bacon does the trick. This simple recipe works on all types of game birds.
Set the oven or grill for 400 degrees. If you have a smoker grill, you can smoke the bacon wrapped birds an hour or so first, then raise the temperature.
This recipe is for 2 pheasants, grouse, ducks, or 4 smaller game birds.
Salt and pepper
¾ cup of white wine
4 cups of slice mushrooms
2 tbsp. of butter
1 ½ cups of cream
Bunch of fresh thyme
Salt and pepper the birds in and out. Stuff a few sprigs of Thyme into the body cavities. Wrap the birds in bacon strips and use tooth picks to hold them in place. Place the birds into a roasting pan and add the wine. Roast for one hour. Remove the bird and keep warm while you build the sauce.
Use the roasting pan to make the sauce. Add 2 slices of butter and fry the mushrooms. Now add 1 ½ cups of cream and reduce the sauce by a third.
This recipe is pretty bullet proof, tasty, and simple!
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