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Fresh Salmon Cakes With Yogurt-Dill Sauce

If you're a fan of crab cakes, you're going to like this recipe tapping fresh wild salmon. Many anglers like to trim their fillets, and this makes good use of those smaller pieces of salmon.

Cooking

Pan Seared Walleye Salad with Dijon-Lemon Dressing

We admit, it’s hard to beat a plate piled high with deep fried walleye, but don’t let the salad part of this recipe’s title scare you off. If you’re not a salad fan, you’ll find the seasoning blend is great for straight up pan-searing your fresh catch to serve with your favorite tarter sauce. But for a healthier, and flavorful, way to serve your catch, give this a try. Thanks to honey in the dressing, there is a touch of sweetness that underscores this natural element that already exists in the flavor of the walleye, and the fresh lemon makes it all pop.

Venison Backstrap Sandwich with Maple Blueberry BBQ

Many outdoor enthusiasts not only hunt their own venison, but they also tap Maple trees to craft their own syrup, and will readily take advantage of foraging for wild berries given the chance. This recipe shared by an Outdoor News reader combines these ingredients to develop a tasty Maple-Blueberry sauce that tops your easy to assemble venison sandwich.

Pan Roasted Pike with Roasted Carrots and Honey-Vinegar Glaze

This recipe from Keane Amdahl’s Lake Fish: Modern Cooking with Freshwater Fish offers up big, sweet flavors that are balanced with a little heat and nuttiness. The flaky, succulent fish pairs well with carrots’ natural sweetness, while slivered almonds, chile flakes, and a little fresh dill pull the whole plate together.

Bear Meat Bratwurst Sausage

Chef and Author Eileen Clarke dubbed these "Bear Hot Brats" and offers options for preparing the meat as a cased or patty-type sausage. Instead of bear meat, antelope, venison, caribou or moose meat could be utilized to prepare homemade bratwurst sausage with this recipe.

Wild Turkey Eggs Benedict

Given the early start, most turkey hunts are wrapped up by mid-morning and a turkey camp full of hungry hunters is a perfect opportunity to celebrate success by using some fresh wild turkey for this game meat twist on the classic eggs benedict.

Cioppino with Northern Pike

Some people call it “fish stew”, and it is considered an elegant dish in many circles, but the roots of true Cioppino lead back to Italian immigrants who settled near San Francisco in the late 1800’s. The story goes that when a fisherman came back empty-handed, they would walk around with a pot asking other fisherman to share what they could from their catch, and the bounty of the sea was transformed into a hearty dish thanks to tomato and fresh herbs. Use your Northern Pike in this version by Tim Kraskey of Maple Grove, Minnesota.

Basic Wild Game Meatballs

This recipe offers a versatile meatball that works well into Italian-inspired tomato based sauces, or for the cream-based sauce that ensconces the classic Swedish meatball. Since you’re working with leaner game meat, you will want to balance your ratio of ground meat with an equal amount of ground pork so that your meatball will stand up. The foundation of the recipe here originally relied on ground moose meat, however you can substitute venison, elk, caribou, antelope or even ground wild turkey meat.

Chipolte BBQ Squirrel Dip

Ingredients: For Braising 4 squirrels, cleaned and pieced Salt, to taste Pepper, to taste Olive oil 2 Onions, chopped 3-4 cloves garlic, crushed 24 ozs. broth (vegetable or chicken)   For Dip 2-3 cups braised squirrel, bones removed 2 (8…

Tomato-and-Brown-Sugar-Braised Shoulder

For hunters who value the connection between their white-tailed deer harvest and preparing a quality venison dinner, Outdoor News has partnered with chef Jon Wipfli to feature an excerpt from his new cookbook Venison: The Slay to Gourmet Field to Kitchen Cookbook. Follow Wipfli’s recipe for Tomato and Brown Sugar Braised Shoulder with White Cheddar and Jalapeno Grits utilizing your venison.

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…

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…

Caribbean Jerk Jerky

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

With 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.…

Pheasant Rellenos

By 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…

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