Karen Solomon is a food preservation teacher and food writer whose cookbooks include Cured Meat, Smoked Fish & Pickled Eggs; Asian Pickles: Sweet, Sour, Salty, Cured, and Fermented Preserves; Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It; as well as Can It, Bottle It, Smoke It. Her articles and recipes have appeared in Saveur.com, Fine Cooking, Prevention, Men’s Health, Every Day with Rachael Ray, and Yoga Journal…
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The Duck Breast Prosciutto recipe is an excerpt from Solomon’s cookbook, Cured Meat, Smoked Fish & Pickled Eggs.
Keep an eye out for this step-by-step guide to crafting homemade prosciutto using duck breasts excerpted from Cured Meat, Smoked Fish, & Pickled Eggs © by Karen Solomon, photography © by Aubrie Pick, used with permission from Storey Publishing
3 marinade options for wild game cooking
We know that Outdoor News readers are real outdoor enthusiasts, and if you’re like any of the members of our team, you’ve got a selection of wild game and fish in your freezer that will be headed to the grill this season. Whether you’re a dedicated charcoal grill fanatic, or prefer the convenience and control that gas grills provide, these marinade options will kick your flavors up a notch for your next BBQ.
Reprinted with permission from The Field to Table Cookbook: Gardening, Foraging, Fishing, and Hunting by Susan L. Ebert, Welcome Books (Rizzoli); 2016.
From Susan L. Ebert’s The Field to Table Cookbook: Gardening, Foraging, Fishing and Hunting comes this uniquely Texas cross-cultural fusion of Southeast Asian and Mexican cuisines, featuring a Baja-style fish taco crowned with a Thai-inspired topping and an Asian-style peanut sauce.
A recipe shared by Outdoor News reader: Alice Blain of Mencosta, MI
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.
Craft this gourmet salad with ease - using your fresh walleye and basic ingredients.
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.
Recipe by: Megan Sauer of Fennville, Michigan
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.
Reprinted with permission from Lake Fish: Modern Cooking with Freshwater Fish by Keane Amdahl, published by Minnesota Historical Society Press.
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.
Chef and Author Eileen Clarke dubbed these "Bear Hot Brats" and offers options for cased or patty type sausage prep.
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.
Recipe by Shawn West
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.
A recipe shared by Tim Kraskey of Maple Grove, Minnesota
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.
Having relied almost exclusively on wild game meat while living in remote Alaska, I developed this meatball recipe that held up well in several types of dishes.
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.
A recipe shared by chef and author, Eileen Clarke
This is a stick-to-your-ribs, zesty, cold-weather, comfort-food dish made with your own elk, deer, caribou or antelope that doesn’t require a vast array of ingredients or great culinary skills.
A recipe by Kory Slye
Photo by Kory SlyeIngredients: 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 oz) packages of cream cheese 1 can chipotle peppers 1-2 cups Barbeque sauce (your brand of choice…
Excerpted from Venison by Jon Wipfli. Copyright © 2017 Voyageur Press. Photography copyright © 2017 Matt Lien. Published by Voyageur Press, an imprint of The Quarto Group. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.
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.
Kory SlyeAnother contributor to the Outdoor News Taste of the Wild is Kory Slye. Kory is the Managing Editor of Harvesting Nature, an online outdoor publication focusing on wild game recipes, hunting and fishing narratives, and adventure articles. He has been an avid hunter and fisherman for most of his life and enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his…
By Ken McBroom
The addition of smoked sausage infuses the white wine roux that transforms this chowder into a flavorful gumbo, but if you want to leave the sausage out, the base recipe is still an excellent panfish chowder.
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…
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,…
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!
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…
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…
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A cast iron pan is ideal for building the perfect char on the peppers and onions that build a platform for your venison tenderloins and wild mushrooms in this hoagie sandwich recipe.
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.
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…
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…