... cream of mushroom soup...“As this recipe negates the whole reason for killing the birds in the first place..."
Absolutely correct. We have a weekly long running outdoors show here and the 'wild game cooking segment' used to feature a woman named Kathy who dumped canned mushroom slime on everything, no matter what it was, every week. Enough to gag a maggot.
I've had grilled marinated dove bacon wrapped with a slice of jalapeno. It's delicious.
I see no reason why they couldn't be pan fried in fresh corn oil after being dredged in Drake's Crispy Fry Mix and served with a dipping sauce of your choice. That's my favorite way to cook pheasants.