Salads, Sides & Misc

Fair Day Venison Corn Dogs

Venison Corn Dogs are perfect as a make-ahead meal and can be frozen after they’re cooked for up to 3 to 6 months. Simply quadruple the recipe, fry them all, then allow them to cool on cooling racks. Once cooled, just place them in freezer bags and bring them out during hunting season to quickly reheat.

Wild Turkey Summer Pasta

Craft this recipe using your wild turkey and some chanterelle mushrooms (or other foraged mushrooms) and you'll have the foundation for a great meal!

Three Marinades for Summer Grilling

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.

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.

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…

Crappie Chowder Gumbo

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.

3 Wild Game Cookbooks For Holiday Giving

    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…

Fresh Mulberry Cobbler

Fresh 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…

Summer Salad with Grilled Goose + Stone-Fruit

Summer 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…

Smoked Lake Whitefish Salad with Herb Aioli Dressing

A burst of flavor in the Herb Aioli that tops this fresh green salad crafted with chunks of mild smoked whitefish. We've included a few tips on smoking whitefish, and you can swap trout or even salmon for the whitefish in this recipe.

Housemade Potato Chips by Chef Tyler Viars

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.

Thai Venison Lettuce Cups

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.

Walleye Agrodolce

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.

The Field To Table Cookbook by Susan L. Ebert

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.

Warm Cabbage Salad with Goat Cheese

After learning that I’m a fan of goat cheese, a friend of mine has kept me in supply of this creamy, tangy bit of deliciousness. Couple that with bacon – an ingredient that some people truly consider a kitchen staple, and you’ve got two key ingredients for this incredibly simple salad.

Using Wild Elderberries to Make Syrup

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."

Black Trumpets an overlooked late summer mushroom

The black trumpet (Craterellus cornucopioides) is an often over­looked or ignored treat in the forest. Conversely, they are a highly sought after culinary mushroom, given their smoky, delicious flavor and because they are very difficult to culti­vate and grow commercially.

Dry Rub Venison-stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

From respected author and chef, Eileen Clarke, comes this recipe that fills hearty portobello mushrooms with onions, sauerkraut, Smoked Gouda cheese and flavor-infused venison sparked by a dry rub you'll want to use with other cuts of meat.

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