warm_saladDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Preparation: 20 mins

Cooking: 10 mins

To serve, divide the salad leaves and nectarines between four plates. Top with the pheasant breasts, then spoon over the warm mushrooms and the dressing.

4 tbsp olive oil
4 pheasant breast fillets
2 whole unpeeled garlic cloves
200g wild mushrooms (morel, chanterelle)
4 tbsp dry white wine
2 tbsp finely chopped red onion
1 tbsp roughly chopped soft fresh thyme
1 (135g) bag watercress, spinach and rocket salad
2 nectarines, stoned and sliced

Pour 1 tbsp oil into a large heavy based frying pan, add the whole garlic cloves then set the pan over a medium heat. When the oil is hot fry the pheasant breasts for 2-3 minutes each side until lightly browned and just cooked through. Transfer them to a board, leave to rest for a few minutes, then slice.

Heat the remaining oil to the pan, add the mushrooms and fry for 1-2 minutes. Pour in the wine and allow to bubble rapidly for a second or two. Remove from the heat. Add the red onion and thyme. Season.

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