JOE'S RECIPES

PHEASANT WITH LEMON CAPER MUSHROOM SAUCE OVER ORZO PASTA

Ingredients

2-4 Pheasant Breasts (pounded)
Fresh Lemon
Capers (in jar)
8 oz. Mushrooms (Oyster, Shitake)
Chicken Broth
White Wine
Butter (two sticks melted and separated)
Orzo Pasta
Flour
Salt
Pepper

Recipe

Cook one cup of Orzo Pasta in water or chicken broth and set aside.  Dredge the pounded pheasant breasts in flour, place on waxed paper and set aside.  Prepare a skillet or fry pan with separated butter and heat.  Add fresh squeezed lemon juice, ¼ cup of white wine, and some of the caper juice to the pan and bring to a boil.  Place pheasant breast into the pan and sauté for 4-5 minutes on each side depending on the thickness.  When finished, remove and set aside.  Put mushrooms and capers into the same pan and cook until tender stirring constantly.  Add a little more wine and lemon juice and some chicken stock as needed to taste and bring to a boil.  Reduce for about 5 minutes on high heat.  Put the pheasant breasts back into the pan, heat for one minute on each side and remove.  Put the Orzo Pasta on a plate and place the pheasant breasts over the pasta.  Pour the Lemon, Caper and Mushroom Sauce over the breasts and serve.