I was asked the other day if I could recommend a pheasant recipe. We have some friends who like to have pheasant on Christmas Day when they manage to fend off the family and they are only cooking for two. If you haven’t tried pheasant, you really should. Low in fat and high in flavour it makes an excellent alternative to the usual Christmas fare. Hen pheasants are more tender and cock pheasants have a little more flavour. Personally I prefer the hen but you could play it safe and order a brace. This recipe is a particular favourite of ours (although I have to omit the hazelnuts or watch my “taster” go into anaphylactic shock), full of flavour and never dry.