The winter and spring are duking it out daily here in Telluride, CO. Each day surprises. One day bulbs start poking through thawing soil and the next day snow storms & gusty winds push through.
On warmer days Cowgirl Coolers are blended with ice. On bone chiller days, homemade comfort food like Orzo with Wild Peasant, Sweet Potato & Mushrooms keep us cozy & warm.
Recently I was on a wild pheasant hunt for the very first time and Bob the dog caught me the bird used in this recipe.
Now I know y’all don’t have access to a wild pheasant. Perhaps your local butcher can get you one. You can also order pheasant online.
If you can’t get ahold of a pheasant no worries. Feel free to use chicken or turkey in this recipe. If you are a hunter or have access to wild birds….you can try quail or grouse here.
Don’t let anything hold you back from feeding yourself & your family a wonderful homemade meal.
I know you can find mushrooms everywhere.
With wild mushroom foraging in the spring you can have great fun with the varieties you use in this recipe.
Pheasant Recipe Links
- Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Pheasant Poppers Carpé Season
- Citrus Rosemary Roast Pheasant MarlaMeridith.com
- Pheasant & Biscuit Stew Cook Shoot Blog
- Pheasant & Wild Mushrooms Hunter Angler Gardener Cook
- Pheasant Rillette Honest Food
- Wild Rabbit & Pheasant Pie Vikalinka
22 thoughts on “Orzo with Wild Pheasant, Sweet Potato & Mushrooms”
WHoa! Look at you hold that thing! Crazy! I though I was tough growing up with 5 brothers, but girl you got me beat!! This looks so yummy!
Girl, you grew up with 5 brothers?! Geesh, i’m impressed. Bet they tool really good care of you 🙂
Fabulous Marla! Xoxo
I LOVE orzo and how you paired the flavors together in this! Mushrooms are so hearty and the sweet potato gives you that nice rustic sweetness. I love everything in this, Marla!
Thanks Julie, you know me ~ all about those rustic, hearty, healthy flavors!
Sigh…. can I come live with you Marla?
Sure! When are you moving in?
Look at you girl! you are seriously living off the land there- very cool. The shots of the feathers are just so, so pretty. What are you going to do with all the feathers from your hunts?
Heather, that is an excellent question and one I have been pondering often. I am keeping the feathers and might even try to make some kind of jewelry. I will see. Certainly I will do something! They are so beautiful 🙂
How much fun it looks like you had!!! This dish is gorgeous and looks delicious!!!
I am dying for this. (no pun) But really, what I would give to stick half my body into this meal right now. Gorgeous.
Stunning post! I love adventurous people and cooks:-) Thank you for linking to my recipe of Wild Rabbit and Pheasant Pie.
Wow! Look at you! Amazing!
That looks tasty! I still need to try pheasant!
I agree with Sommer. I want to come live with you, and we will have this and cowboy coolers every day 😀
Seriously beautiful photos as always. I haven’t had pheasant in a long time, but I enjoy it very much. Nice shot of you holding your catch! I would like to go hunting one day, it is on my list of things to do. Till then I may have to try this with game hen or chicken.
My husband is pheasant hunting as we speak! How long do you pan sear the pheasant?
I too am wondering when this bipolar weather in Colorado will simmer down. Make a decision already! Thankfully there are choices on what we can eat depending on the weather because this pheasant with orzo, wild mushroom, and sweet potato looks divine.
You are one adventurous hunter! Love this comforting, hunter meal 🙂
Marla, you have a great ideas. I love this recipe. And composition on your pictures. The wooden fork is just too cute 🙂
Yum, we haven’t had pheasant before but it looks really good! That is a great idea to add it with sweet potato and mushrooms!
Gorgeous photos, the feathers, the mushrooms, the meal! It’s all so beautiful 🙂