Pheasant with cinnamon & basil

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 tablespoons Oil
2 Pheasants; quartered
1 tablespoon Finely minced onion
3 tablespoons Sherry vinegar
1 teaspoon Tomato paste
1 cup Chicken stock OR low-sodium chicken broth
½ teaspoon Salt
¼ teaspoon Freshly ground pepper
1 Cinnamon stick; -=OR=- Ground cinnamon
4 tablespoons Finely chopped fresh basil leaves only
3 tablespoons Unsalted butter

PREHEAT OVEN TO 425F. Heat the oil in an oven-proof skillet over high heat, add the pheasant and brown well. Discard the cooking fat in the skillet, add onion, vinegar, tomato paste, chicken stock, salt, pepper and cinnamon. Bring to a boil, place in the oven, uncovered, and cook for 35 minutes. Remove from oven, remove the pheasant pieces to a platter and place the skillet over medium heat on the stove.

Cook until the liquid becomes saucelike. Remove from heat, add the basil and whisk in the butter. Pour the sauce over the pheasant and serve.

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