Citrus Rosemary Roast Pheasant

Marla Meridith

March 27, 2013

Citrus Rosemary Roast Pheasant | recipe on

Citrus Rosemary Roast Pheasant | recipe on

Have you ever tried Pheasant? Lately we have been enjoying it pretty often & I am grateful for that!

This recipe is simple & brings out the delicate flavors of this stunning bird. What could be better than a butter rub with citrus & rosemary?

Citrus Rosemary Roast Pheasant | recipe on

Not only did I acquire some fine Pheasant on a recent hunting trip ~ I was also sent a lovely surprise from MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc.

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Pheasants are stunning game birds. The males being especially beautiful, adorned with bright colors and markings.

The bird on the top is a pheasant ~ look at those vibrant colors! The guy on the bottom is a Chukar Partridge.

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Try my recipe for Mandarin Roasted Rainbow Carrots with this citrus Pheasant…they go real well together.

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These pretty feathers are from the Pheasent hen that Bob the dog caught for me….

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This would be a great meal for Easter or bookmark for Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts.


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  • Julie @ Table for Two
    Posted at 05:47h, 27 March

    Oh interesting! No, I’ve never have a pheasant before but it sure looks delicious the way you prepared it. I’m definitely up for trying some – are you accepting dinner guests tonight? Haha 😉

    • Marla
      Posted at 15:53h, 27 March

      Of course Julie ~ come on over 🙂 Plenty of pheasant for all!

  • Kevin (Closet Cooking)
    Posted at 05:52h, 27 March

    That certainly is one tasty looking meal! I am going to have to try cooking pheasant sometime soon!

    • Marla
      Posted at 15:55h, 27 March

      Kevin, pheasant totally seems like your kinda thing. Hope you get to try it soon!

  • Rosa
    Posted at 05:54h, 27 March

    oh, fabulous! I have never eaten pheasant and dream of tasting that wild bird…



    • Marla
      Posted at 15:55h, 27 March

      Rosa, I could picture you creating the most wonderful recipes with this bird!

  • Tieghan
    Posted at 06:05h, 27 March

    WOW! WHAT an amazing looking table! You guys know how to eat!

    • Marla
      Posted at 15:56h, 27 March

      Thanks Tieghan!

  • Kelly
    Posted at 06:35h, 27 March

    What a gorgeous dish, looks incredible! 🙂

  • Cookin Canuck
    Posted at 06:43h, 27 March

    This is simplicity at its best. What a beautiful meal, Marla!

    • Marla
      Posted at 15:57h, 27 March

      Dara, I am all about simple ~ ya know….

  • Jenny Flake
    Posted at 06:55h, 27 March

    Wow, haven’t had pheasant before Marla!! You make anything look gorgeous 🙂 xoxo

    • Marla
      Posted at 15:57h, 27 March

      Thanks Jenny! I am certain you would love it and I bet you would come up with some really creative recipes!

  • Maria
    Posted at 07:10h, 27 March

    Love rosemary!

  • Heather Christo
    Posted at 07:22h, 27 March

    totally beautiful Marla- my favorite is the shot with the feathers!

    • Marla
      Posted at 15:58h, 27 March

      Heather ~ aren’t those feathers awesome!! I have so many of them….wondering what fun things I can create with them.

  • Sommer@ASpicyPerspective
    Posted at 08:21h, 27 March

    That is just lovely.

  • naomi
    Posted at 08:31h, 27 March

    Gorgeous Marla!

  • Erika @ The Hopeless Housewife
    Posted at 08:57h, 27 March

    What a feast!

  • Carla @ Carlas Confections
    Posted at 10:03h, 27 March

    I havent had pheasant before, but that is a gorgeous bird! I wish I was having Easter with you! 😀

    • Marla
      Posted at 11:18h, 27 March

      Come on over! 😉

  • Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking
    Posted at 10:22h, 27 March

    What a gorgeous meal you made out of this beautiful pheasant. It looks so delicious and perfect for an Easter lunch. Thanks for sharing, Marla!

    • Marla
      Posted at 11:20h, 27 March

      Thanks Georgia! This bird is perfect for Easter & for any time at all 🙂

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    Posted at 11:53h, 27 March

    Beautiful, love these flavors!

  • Angie @ Big Bear's Wife
    Posted at 12:10h, 27 March

    I’ve never had Pheasant, but this looks wonderful. I love the citrus with it!

    • Marla
      Posted at 15:59h, 27 March

      Angie, hopefully you can try pheasant soon ~ I bet you would love it!

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet
    Posted at 14:33h, 27 March

    Oh wow! This is simply gorgeous!

  • Marian (Sweetopia)
    Posted at 16:11h, 27 March

    Gorgeous Marla! I’m always mesmerized by your beautiful photos!

    • Marla
      Posted at 16:13h, 27 March

      Back at ya girl!!! Thanks for your sweet compliments 🙂

  • Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today
    Posted at 23:50h, 27 March

    Amazing pictures, I ate everything with eyes already, now I need to make it for real 🙂

  • Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain
    Posted at 06:48h, 28 March

    Gorgeous pics, Marla! I’ve never cooked pheasant before for fear over cooking the bird. This sounds like a delightful recipe that boasts tons of flavor! Must try!

  • Brian @ A Thought For Food
    Posted at 17:51h, 28 March

    So pretty… and then so delicious! 🙂 HAHAHA! These flavors… I can just imagine how wonderful your house smelled.

  • Nutmeg Nanny
    Posted at 07:56h, 29 March

    Oh my goodness, this looks perfectly savory. I love this recipe 🙂


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