Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 7 minutes
Makes: 2 cups
Level: Easy

1 lb Pheasant, chopped
1 tbsp Butter
1 Garlic Clove, minced
3 tbsp Chipotle Mayonnaise
2 tbsp Lemon Juice
2 Scallions, finely chopped
1 tsp Dry Mustard
Salt and Pepper, to taste
1-2 tsp Hot Pepper Sauce (optional)
1/2 Roasted Red Pepper, chopped (garnish)

In a large skillet over medium high heat add in the butter and chopped pheasant. Cook until pheasant is almost no longer pink, about 6 minutes, then add in the garlic and cook until pheasant is completely cooked through. 

Place cooked pheasant/garlic, chipotle mayonnaise, lemon juice, scallions and dry mustard into a food processor and pulse to combine all ingredients. Test the mixture to season with salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce if chosen to use. Pulse again and spoon into a dip serving bowl and serve along side a variety of crackers and/or crostini. Enjoy!

* Add more mayonnaise to make it creamier and if you’d like an extra tang add a little more lemon juice. 


Pâté is a common french spread that highlights a signature meat and is flavored with different spices. We’re taking this fancy idea back to our home state of South Dakota and dressing up the state bird, the pheasant.

pheasant pate