Recipes

FRESH SALMON CAKES WITH YOGURT DILL SAUCE

A Original Winning Recipe in the Taste of the Wild Recipes and More Contest

    Submitted by: Alice Blain of Mecosta, MI FRESH SALMON CAKES 1 Tbsp olive oil 1/4 cup minced onion 2 Tbsp minced red bell pepper 2 Tbsp minced celery ¼ tsp salt 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1 1/4 lbs fresh wild salmon, coarsely chopped 1/4 cup saltine cracker crumbs 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tsp Old Bay™ Seafood Seasoning 1 Tbsp…

Pecan Crusted Wild Game Filet Mignon

A Winning Entry into the Outdoor News Taste of the Wild Recipes and More Contest

  An original recipe  © by Tim Kraskey, of Maple Grove, Minnesota Pecan Crusted (Wild Game) Filet Mignon 1/2 Cup pecans, toasted 1/2 Cup flour 2-3 Tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped 2 Tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped 4-6 cloves garlic, minced 1 whole filet mignon or back strap (venison, elk, or buffalo) trimmed of fat Vegetable oil 1/2 Cup Dijon mustard 1/8 Cup…

Smoked Steelhead – Lime Chipotle Style

A winning entry into the Outdoor News Recipe Contest!

  Taste of the Wild Contest Entry by Kory Slye of Russell, PA Smoked Steelhead – Lime Chipotle Style Ingredients: • Steelhead Fillet – Skin on • 2 Cups Brown Sugar • ½ Cup Kosher Salt • 1 TBS Firing Lime Chipotle Seasoning (Available from www.tacticalories.com) Firing Lime Chipotle Glaze • Honey • Lemon or Lime Juice • Lemon or…

Grilled Asian Pheasant & Pineapple Kabobs

A RECIPE BY DANIELLE PREWETT

  From the Chef: I have always found that wild game pairs really well with fruity flavors, and this Pheasant and Pineapple Kabob recipe is the perfect combination of both savory and sweet.  The marinade has a bit of a Hawaiian flare to it from the pineapples and a little bit of heat from the chili sauce.  One important fact…

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…

Easy Cheesy Parmy Fish – A Taste of the Wild Recipe Contest Winning Entry

Rocco Marinucci won the revolutionary new cooking device called the "WONDERBAG".

    This recipe shared by: Rocco Marinucci of Saint Charles, Illinois 1lb. white fish fillets (walleye, bluegill, crappie, tilapia, etc.) Fish seasoning (Old Bay, etc.) 1/3 Cup melted butter 1/2 cup processed grated parmesan cheese 1 Teaspoon garlic salt 1 Tablespoon mayonnaise 1 Green onion – Diced (green leafy part only)   -Wash and pat dry fillets, place in greased baking dish,…

Fresh Mulberry Cobbler

Photo by Glenn and Judy HelgelandFresh berry cobbler is the cornerstone of berry season in the great lakes states, and this recipe by Glenn and Judy Helgeland taps into the underrated mulberry for an easy dish. Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries or even service berries could be used with this recipe. INGREDIENTS: 2/3 cup sugar 1 tablespoon corn starch 1 cup water…

Venison Cheesy Pasta

This recipe was submitted through the 2017 Outdoor News Taste of the Wild Recipes and More Contest!

Congratulations Krystal Schmidt!                 Venison Cheesy Pasta – Recipe submitted by Krystal Schmidt of Fredonia, WI INGREDIENTS: 1 lb. venison hamburger meat 2 cans “Ranch Style” beans 2 (12 oz) pkgs. “Velveeta” brand Shells & Cheese Dinner 1 can of diced tomatoes with green chilies Salt and pepper to taste DIRECTIONS: Cook venison…

Spanish Trout Tortilla with Roasted Red Peppers

Reprinted with permission from Lake Fish: Modern Cooking with Freshwater Fish by Keane Amdahl, published by Minnesota Historical Society Press. mnhspress.org

This recipe from Keane Amdahl’s Lake Fish: Modern Cooking with Freshwater Fish is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Not dissimilar to an omelet, a frittata, or even a quiche, this egg and potato dish also happens to pair very well with trout. The addition of sweet roasted red peppers and a touch of sherry helps ramp up the delicious…

Blackened Fish Fillet with Bacon Raspberry Glaze

A recipe featured in the Taste of the Wild by Outdoor News from Ken McBroom

Photo by Ken McBroom  Blackened Fillet with Bacon Raspberry Glaze     From the author: This recipe is a great way to prepare your fish fillets. Big crappie, catfish, and any fish that is thick enough, maybe an inch thick, to withstand the blackening process will do. The first time I saw the blackening process was in Alaska and 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…

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.

Outdoor News Taste of the Wild contributing chefs to be featured at 2017 Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic

Included in the lineup of the distinguished chefs to be offering their wild game recipes at the 2017 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic Feb. 17 – 19 are two chefs who’s contributions have been found in the Outdoor News Taste of the Wild cooking feature, including Hank Shaw and John Hennessey.

We’re sharing a press release from our friends at Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever for details on the seminars that will run throughout the weekend and feature dishes including pheasant, quail, rabbit, and venison.

DIY Corned Venison

Whether it’s for sandwiches or for the traditional meal of corned meat served up with cabbage, potatoes and carrots, Chef Susan L. Ebert shares this recipe from the pages of her cookbook titled The Field To Table, that uses venison as the star.