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Ruffed Grouse Club Sandwich

Affectionately known as “Grandma’s Grouse Club Sandwich” By Shawn West When it comes to wild game, very little beats ruffed grouse in my eyes. I will not dispute the disciples of venison tenderloin, or walleye cheeks, or a fine roast mallard. These are all equally excellent choices. But for this sportsman, the ease of preparation coupled with mild, tender white…

Buckeye Sportsman Radio to Showcase Outdoor News Cooking Feature

Ohio Outdoor News, one of the seven Outdoor News titles published by Outdoor News, Inc., invites listeners in the Buckeye State to tune in this holiday weekend to the Buckeye Sportsman weekly radio broadcast. The Dec. 23 show will feature longtime cooking-related Outdoor News contributor, author Eileen Clarke. Ohio Outdoor News Editor Mike Moore, and Buckeye Sportsman host Dan Armitage,…

Taste of the Wild to Feature Jon Wipfli Venison Recipe

Outdoor News recipe feature for wild game and fish to profile excerpt from new cookbook in January 2018

In Venison, you’ll find more than thirty recipes for venison—with accompanying accoutrements and sides, all gorgeously photographed by destination photographer, Matt Lien, the result is a venison book like no other that will appeal to outdoorsmen, gourmands, and adventurous home cooks alike!

North of 64 Deer Camp Chili

  There is a certain camaraderie that accompanies fall hunting season, when friends and relatives join together at “deer camp” for a hearty meal. In the spirit of the traditions that accompany a successful hunt, this recipe submitted by Paul Nesbitt of DeForest, Wisc. is a tried and true venison chili recipe that begs to be topped with a handful…

3 Wild Game Cookbooks For Holiday Giving

For the individual who is new to wild game cooking, or for the home chef that wants to elevate their wild game and fish menu, we've got three of the hottest cookbooks!

    If you know someone who appreciates the connection between the field and their dinner plate, we’ve got three of this season’s newest cookbooks that would make an excellent gift idea! Venison: The Slay to Gourmet Field to Kitchen CookbookHardcover $25 Venison: The Slay to Gourmet Field to Kitchen Cookbook Author: Jon Wipfli; photography by Matt Lien Raised in…

Caribbean Jerk Jerky

Use your venison for this flavorful jerky recipe by author Eileen Clarke

Eileen Clarke shares a recipe using ground meat as the base for making homemade jerky. The special recipe for a Caribbean-inspired jerk seasoning is included, but the foundation of this recipe can be adapted to your personal taste using a variety of different spice bases such as Buffalo Wing or Italian.

Wild Game Bird Roll Ups

This recipe was a contest-winning entry into the Outdoor News Taste of the Wild Recipes and More Contest.

Recipe and photo by Tamara Graham of Warren, PennsylvaniaWith the pop of cheese and savory sausage, this recipe submitted by: Tamara Graham of Warren, PA elevates your wild game breasts to a new level. This recipe is crafted using pheasant, but turkey or even chicken would work interchangeably. Tamara said this recipe, which she calls “Fowl Roll Ups” was used with…

Pheasant Rellenos

Photo by Chris Jodlowski_Harvesting NatureBy Chris Jodlowski of Harvesting Nature  From the Chef: There’s a strong temptation to breast out upland birds in the interest of conserving the time and tedium involved in plucking. For my money, the time is well worth it for essentially doubling the meat you’re getting out of a bird. A tip for saving both time…

Hefe Braised Rabbit Carnitas

A recipe by Harvesting Nature contributor Chef Ara Zada

Photo and recipe by chef Ara Zada  From Chef Ara Zada: Archery hunting can be tough and it’s important to constantly practice. I find that no matter how much you shoot targets you never get the same pressure as when you’re locked into an animal. You get one shot and you better make it a good one. For me the best…

SUPER MOIST SWEET GRILLED DUCK

By Chef Eileen Clarke Waterfowl. We love to hunt them. But for many people, eating wild duck isn’t something they’re very fond of. For one thing, there are two basic kinds of wild duck: dabblers and divers. Divers are problematic when it comes to the dinner table because of their fish-eating habits. Most of us prefer dabblers for their milder…

2017 Outdoor News Taste of the Wild: Recipes and More Contest

How to enter the 2017 Outdoor News Taste of the Wild Recipes and More Contest:

We’ve got some great prizes that we’ll be awarding to folks who share their recipes or stories with us through the “Recipes and More” contest brought to you by the Outdoor News Taste of the Wild cooking feature. We will award 8 people one of the revolutionary new tools to prepare your food: the “wonderbag”. One winner will get an…

INTRODUCING THE WONDERBAG

The new cooking revolution is unplugged

      Requiring no external power source and using traditional heat-retention to cook your dishes, the wonderbag allows food that was brought to a boil by conventional methods to cook for up to 12 hours without any additional power or supervision. The principle of retained-heat cooking is simple: in conventional cooking, any heat applied to the pot after it…

Summer Salad with Grilled Goose + Stone-Fruit

A recipe featured in the Taste of the Wild by Outdoor News brought to you by Danielle Prewett

Photo by Danielle PrewettSummer Salad with Grilled Goose + Stone-Fruit A Note From Chef: During the summer I try to grill as much as I can. Partly because I love dining al fresco, and also because I like to keep the mess out of the kitchen. This salad uses the best of summer produce, many of which you likely have…

Homemade Venison (or Bear) Pastrami

This recipe is from Eileen Clarke’s new cookbook, “Tenderize the Wild: Marinades, brines and rubs for wild game”

Chef Eileen Clarke shares tips for crafting your own pastrami.By Chef Eileen Clarke From the Chef: Yes, I know it looks complicated. And seeing a beautiful, fragrant pastrami in the deli, only makes you wonder if it’s possible. But it is. Just take it one step at a time: first you brine/corn the meat, then you smoke it.  Then you…

Grilled Perch with Mushroom Broth and Fiddlehead Ferns

As featured in the Taste of the Wild

Lake Fish – Modern Cooking With Freshwater Fish by Keane Amdahl “Reprinted with permission from Lake Fish: Modern Cooking with Freshwater Fish by Keane Amdahl, published by Minnesota Historical Society Press. mnhspress.org” This fun and delicious dish makes use of an often neglected ingredient: dried mushrooms. Dried mushrooms can be fairly inexpensive, and a little goes a long way. The…

Classic Walleye Shore Lunch

Excerpted from Dishing Up Minnesota, © by Teresa Marrone, Photography by © David Paul Schmit, used with permission from Storey Publishing.

Photography by © David Paul Schmit Dishing Up Minnesota, © by Teresa Marrone, photography by © David Paul Schmit, used with permission from Storey Publishing. Teresa’s cookbook, Dishing Up Minnesota, would naturally include references to popular destinations, including the famed Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA). This is recipe was designed to be prepared on an open fire built underneath a…

Keane Amdahl

Photo by Michael Patrick Bauman  Meet Keane Amdahl (follow him @FoodStoned) a social media specialist, food writer, and blogger. His work has appeared in Thrillist, City Pages, Lavender, and Twin Cities Food Finds. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where “the next culinary revolution is taking place (probably).” Lake Fish – Modern Cooking With Freshwater Fish by Keane Amdahl The Midwest…

Stir-Fry Bear

A recipe by Glenn and Judy Helgeland

The bear meat handling/cooking instructions included with this recipe are from a book by Bill “Bearcrazy” Wiesner published by Target called The Bear Hunting Obsession of a Driven Man.

Pheasant Milano Supreme

A recipe from Eileen Clarke’s cookbook, Tenderize the Wild: Marinades, Brines and Rubs for Wild Game, that calls upon honeydew melon as the foundation for the marinade that will tenderize even the tough legs of a hard-running wild pheasant. Sweet, moist meat that you combine into a creamy sauce topped with a flavorful gremolata gives you a sure-fire dinner plate success.

Moroccan Wild Rabbit Stew

Here is a recipe by Chef Lukas Leaf tapping into your cast iron Dutch Oven to prepare this flavor-infused stew “campfire style”. While you could opt to prepare this recipe using a standard Dutch Oven on your kitchen range, plan to take a kid on a winter outing and create something truly memorable by harvesting and preparing your small game in the field.