Photos by Tina Marie PhotographyBy Cookin’ in Camo Chef Tyler Viars Photos by Tina Marie Photography Three things I truly love: wild turkey, smoking barbecue, and meatloaf. Combine them together in the form of a sandwich, and this cook is happier than Winnie the Pooh inside the honey jar. While on “MasterChef,” we, in fact, had a meatloaf challenge…
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.
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.
If you’re preparing Chef Tyler’s recipe from the Outdoor News Taste of the Wild featuring a smoked turkey meatloaf sandwich topped with spicy aioli, you’ll want to pair that dish with these tasty housemade chips. Transform an ordinary russet potato into something spectacular with these easy steps.
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.
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.
Chef Eileen Clarke reveals her discovery for an easy marinade for various wild game, including venison, that simply taps the acidic values of the sweet honeydew melon.
A recipe for Blueberry Grouse Pesto Pizza born from experimentation based on ruffed grouse breasts poached in blueberry jelly and a restaurant serving pheasant and cherry pizza. Includes complete directions for crafting homemade pesto using fresh basil and pine nuts.
Typically served in lettuce cups to be eaten as a salad with an intensely flavorful Thai Sauce, you can also serve this recipe with rice and other veggies. The ingredients call for fish sauce, but if you can’t find it at your local store you can substitute with soy sauce. You can also adjust the heat level by adding more or less chili peppers.
2 or 3 servings The loin is a long, boneless muscle that runs along either side of the backbone; it’s also called the backstrap. For this dish, use a venison loin portion that’s 10 to 12 inches long, which will weigh about 1¼ pounds. You can also use thick venison round steaks, or thick-cut steaks from an elk or moose…
Chorizo Sausage Recipe by Chef Eileen ClarkeBy Chef and Author, Eileen Clarke A lot of people swear that a four-to-one ratio of lean-to-fat is perfect for wild game sausage, but that produces a dry sausage, not the creamy, melt-in-your-mouth texture of sausage made with any other meat in the world. Sorry, it’s a pet peeve of mine. Game meat is…
Here’s a Lukas Leaf Recipe that’s brought to you by Modern Carnivore. Couple your fish with quality ingredients, and if the name of the recipe doesn’t impress you, the finished product certainly will. Agrodolce is another name for “Sweet and Sour”. Whichever way you call it, this recipe is easy to prepare, with the balance of flavors including a sweet and peppery topping of a simple salad mix that gives you a lighter recipe to balance the heavier meals often associated with fall and winter seasons.
We’ll be sharing an excerpt from Teresa Marrone’s latest cookbook, “Dishing Up Minnesota” in the pages of Outdoor News. Keep an eye out for her recipe for Grilled Venison Loin with Honey, Juniper and Black Pepper Glaze in the Taste of the Wild cooking feature.
With more than 150 family -pleasing, nutritious, and accessible recipes to home cooks who want to increase their knowledge and enjoyment of procuring and cooking clean, organic meat, fish, fruits and vegetables, Susan L. Ebert’s cookbook is titled The Field to Table Cookbook: Gardening, Foraging, Fishing, & Hunting.
Cutting your wild turkey into pieces and roasting in a savory broth comprised of beer and chicken broth offers an alternative to whole-roasting your bird.
Photo by Jack HennessyTROUT CROSTINI By Jack Hennessey In Northwestern Wisconsin, there is a the Kinnickinnic River (“Kinni” for short). My wife and I had the chance to fish on the Upper Kinni, a waterway that is 22 miles long, and is home to anywhere from 5,000 to 12,000 trout per mile, making it one of the most productive trout streams…
From Chef and Author Eileen Clarke this pot roasted pheasant recipe works for any whole pale-meated bird like forest grouse, Hungarian partridge and Chukar.
If you garden, odds are you still have a few tomatoes hanging around as we head into deer hunting season. This recipe calls for fresh Roma tomatoes, but you can use a can of diced tomatoes instead. You could even make your meatballs ahead of time, and use commercially prepared marinara sauce instead of the homemade version, to craft a quick and hearty meal.
Chef and Author, Eileen Clarke shares valuable insight into buying the right meat grinder, mixer and sausage-making equipment for home processing of your wild game.
Enjoying your own homemade hot dogs crafted from the deer you harvest yourself is great. Adding cheese to the mix? Does it get any better? Chef and Author Eileen Clarke shares her DIY recipe for cheese dogs that are perfect for the grill.
Break out the chopsticks and pour some sake, it is time to take Chinese rooster from the forest to fork. This pheasant recipe by Chef Tyler Viars is adapted from a chicken-based recipe crafted originally by Travel Channel host, Andrew Zimmern. Tyler’s version offers a combo of heat and sweet, topped with sesame seeds and fresh cut scallions.
Move over burgers, this venison recipe featuring an onion Gorgonzola cheese topping gives the typical Black and Blue burger a run for it’s money!
In this recipe – Tyler Viars, the “Cookin’ In Camo” chef, offers a play on the standard buffalo chicken sandwich using pheasant topped with homemade buffalo and ranch sauce.
A wild turkey-inspired take on the restaurant staple of a green salad with a chicken breast. Breast meat smoked with apple wood at a relatively high temperature so that the smoke does not overwhelm the natural flavor of the wild turkey.
Food on a stick isn’t limited to the State Fair anymore. Lukas Leaf shares his Rabbit Fritter recipe that incorporates garden-fresh veggies into the batter and an easy to prepare berry dipping sauce made with naturally foraged berries, or ones you pick up from a Farmer’s Market.
Author and Chef Hank Shaw says that “Elderberry syrup is the first thing I do with elderberries once they come ripe in summer. Why? Because it’s so damn versatile. I’ve used it to make elderberry ice cream, poured it on top of other ice creams, and I use it in my go-to sauce for venison and wild duck, the classic Cumberland sauce.”