By Rowley Leigh
Peeled, seeded and chopped cucumber, briefly sautéed and added at the end, makes a good alternative to the celery.
Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F, Gas Mark 6).
Season the pheasants. Melt half of the butter in a flameproof casserole dish just large enough to hold the birds. Add the pheasants and turn the heat down so that the butter gently foams without burning. Let them colour well on all