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Grilled Garlic Ginger Pheasant


This is a delicious grilled pheasant dish that can be served with grilled potatoes, rice, or vegetables.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Yield: Serves 6 to 8


  • 2 whole pheasants
  • 2 cups white wine, preferably dry
  • 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1/2 cup plum preserves
  • 3 tablespoons butter, unsalted
  • 2 green onions, chopped finely
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


Melt butter in medium saucepan. Add garlic, green onions, cayenne pepper, and ginger to melted butter. Allow to cook for 4 minutes. Add wine, stock, and preserves to mixture. Cook for an additional 3 minutes. Brush pheasants with mixture, cover and allow to marinate in refrigerator for 2-3 hours.

Preheat grill for medium heat. Remove pheasants from refrigerator, reserving marinade. Place birds on a lightly oiled grill grate. While birds are cooking, place marinade in saucepan and simmer until mixture is reduced by half. Cook birds for 45-60 minutes, or until juices run clear. Remove from heat, slice, and serve with sauce on top.

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