Pheasant with Shallot, Cider, and Burning Oak Leaves
Pheasant with Shallot, Cider, and Burning Oak Leaves
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    Elegant pheasant served with smoky burning oak leaves evokes the flavors and aromas of fall. The recipe comes from chef Grant Achatz of Alinea, a Chicago restaurant at the forefront of the experimental cooking movement.

    Ingredients

    • 1 boned pheasant breast, skin-on
    • 5 grams (.2 ounces) coarse salt
    • Freshly ground black pepper
    • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
    • 1 fresh bay leaf
    • 30 grams (1.1 ounce) unsalted butter
    • 4 medium gray shallots, unpeeled
    • 30 grams (1.1 ounce) grapeseed oil
    • 250 grams (8.8 ounces) tart apples such as Granny Smith
    • 250 grams (8.8 ounces) apple cider
    • 7 grams (.2 ounces) agar-agar
    • 8 (6-inch-long) narrow oak twigs with dead leaves attached
    • 300 grams (10.6 ounces) all-purpose flour
    • 35 grams (1.2 ounces) baking powder
    • 45 grams (1.6 ounces) cornstarch
    • 125 grams (4.4 ounces) highly carbonated sparkling water, very cold
    • 1,000 grams (2 pounds, 3.3 ounces) canola oil
    • 25 grams (.9 ounces) coarse salt
    • 25 grams (.9 ounces) freshly ground black pepper
    • 100 grams (3.5 ounces) all-purpose flour

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 459 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 19 g 28.95%
    • Saturated Fat: 3 g 17.41%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 10 mg 3.38%
    • Sodium: 15996 mg 666.48%
    • Calcium: 228 mg 22.81%
    • Potassium: 533 mg 15.23%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 6 mg 30.62%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 69 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 10 g 40.09%
    • Sugar: 6 g
    • Protein: 9 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 5 g
    • Vitamin A 6.22%
    • Vitamin C 2.87%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat4
    • Exchange - Fruit2
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch2
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total3 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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