Poached pheasant with savoy cabbage, butternut squash, and black truffles

  • 1 head Savoy cabbage
  • 20g truffle butter
  • 4 boneless, skinless pheasant breasts
  • Salt
  • 30g butter
  • 325g medium-diced butternut squash
  • 120ml water
  • 30g black truffle, for garnish
  • Sea salt, for garnish
1) Remove any scuffed cabbage leaves. Then peel off 8 of the outermost, larger green leaves and remove the tough core with a pairing knife. Have a ready a bowl of ice water. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and blanch the 8 cabbage leaves until tender but not falling apart, 2 to 3 minutes. Immediately shock the leaves in the ice water to stop the cooking. Dry the leaves thoroughly between paper towels and set aside.

2) Lay one very long piece of cling film on the counter. Lay 2 cabbage leaves on the cling film, overlapping just a bit. Dot the cabbage with 1 tsp of the truffle butter. Season one breast with salt and set it on one edge of the cabbage leaves and fold the excess cabbage over the breast. If there is excess, cut with kitchen shears. Continue to wrap the pheasant breast tightly with the cling film, so the plastic goes twice around; there should be extra wrap on the ends to tie off into a knot. Repeat with the remaining breasts. Seal the breasts in sous vide bags. Using an immersion circulator to keep a constant temperature, cook the breasts at 62 degrees C for 30 minutes.

3) Melt the butter in a saucepan set over low heat. Add the squash and cook until almost tender, not allowing it to brown at all. Add the water, cover the pan, and simmer until almost no water remains. Use a hand blender to blend until smooth. Season to taste with salt.

4) To serve, slice the breasts on the bias, three slices per breast. Spoon the butternut squash puree onto a plate. Set the breast over the puree and finish with shaved truffles and sea salt.

This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.

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