Best Wild Game Recipes for Small Holiday Gatherings

The holidays probably look a little different for a lot of you this year. But even if you’re staying at home to celebrate, your wild game menu doesn’t have to suffer. We’ve pulled together some of our favorite wild game recipes for small holiday gatherings, so you can still create a spread to impress, from appetizer to soup, salad, and main dish…even if it’s just you and a few others.

Venison Fireballs

These bite-sized meatballs made with Sriracha hot sauce are not for the faint of heart but they will spice up your celebrations. Use more or less hot sauce, depending on your heat tolerance.

Get the Venison Fireballs recipe here.

Orange Glazed Goose Breast

Skip the whole bird and make this orange glazed goose breast. It’s just as tasty, and you’ll be in and out of the kitchen in a fraction of the time.

Get the Orange Glazed Goose Breast Recipe here.

Balsamic Fig-Glazed Venison Roast

Depending on the size of your appetite, you might end with some leftovers when you make this venison roast. But when it tastes this good, who’s complaining? (Not me!)

Get the Fig-Glazed Venison Roast recipe here.

Oven Roasted Garlic Crab

Butter, garlic, shallot, and crab — what’s not to like? Serve it with good French bread and your favorite red wine, and your holidays will be looking a whole lot merrier in no time.

Get the Oven Roasted Garlic Crab recipe here.

Iceberg Wedge with Crispy Venison

It probably isn’t surprising that my audience is made up of meat lovers. Nothing wrong with that. But every once in a while, even us card-carrying carnivores need to eat some salad. And nothing could be easier than this Iceberg Wedge Salad: quarter a head of lettuce, blend the dressing ingredients, and serve. And don’t worry – serve it with crumbled bacon and venison backstrap to get your Recommended Daily Value of Meat.

Get the Iceberg Wedge Salad recipe here.

Winter Squash Soup

Round out your holiday meal with this seasonal soup made from butternut squash, acorn squash, and sweet potato.

Get the Winter Squash Soup Recipe here.


  1. Jumbo on December 15, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    Goose, Brest only, marinated in home made Teriyaki, grilled to Rare to Med. Rare, slice on bias, cross grain, Outstanding & not in the rain !!!

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