Small Game Recipes

Recipe Round Up from “The Sporting Chef TV” New Host, Stacy Lyn Harris

A new season of The Sporting Chef is right around the corner, and with the new season comes a new host: Stacy Lyn Harris. If you’ve been following The Sporting Chef for a while, you’ll recognize Stacy as a long-time Sporting Friend. Here are a few wild-game recipes and tutorials she’s shared with us over…

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Eastern Shore Muskrats from “Dead Meat” TV

Most folks have not had the opportunity to try a bite or two of muskrat. And of those people who have had the chance to eat muskrat, most of them probably decided to pass. Here’s the thing about muskrats – they look like a big wet toothy rat. Their teeth are orangish and the flesh…

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Cilantro Jalapeño Compound Butter

This cilantro jalapeño compound butter recipe is from our Sporting Friend, Susie Jimenez, who was the runner-up on Season 7 of “Food Network Star.”

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two elk sliders on buns with lettuce, red and yellow bell peppers and cheese

Chipotle Elk Sliders

Here’s a recipe you can use with your ground game, whether it’s elk, antelope, or deer. I like to make a batch of these ahead of time, then vacuum seal and freeze them. You can take them right out of the freezer, put them on the grill or in a skillet and they’ll be a…

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Bacon Fried Squirrel

Anything fried, squirrel included, tastes pretty good. In this recipe, the squirrel is first fried and then simmered in liquid until tender. Pro tip: young squirrels taste much better than old ones. If you are worried about fat and cholesterol, eat a carrot. Looking for more ways to prepare squirrel? Give these recipes a try.…

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Tom Slater’s Barbecued Wild Turkey

Tom says that the key to this recipe is the use of a real barbecue. Now, I know a bunch of you think that your propane unit qualifies as a barbecue. And I suppose that a Subaru Brat is a pickup truck, too. To Tom Slater, barbecue means smoke – smoke from real wood coals…

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Crispy Turkey with Creamy Pesto Sauce

Now if you had a turkey fryer, it would make this recipe easy to put together. Or use this recipe if you have fryer leftover. And don’t worry if you don’t have pine nuts, you can substitute almonds, although the taste & consistency is different.  

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Quick Wild Turkey and Wild Rice Soup

If you want to take your time, make your own stock out of a roasted wild turkey carcass and leg/thigh meat. Be sure to let the wild rice cook for awhile, it takes longer to cook than regular rice. And if you just don’t have time, then swap the rice out for noodles.  

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Wild Turkey Tamales

Great with any wild game, including shredded wild turkey breasts. Slow roast deer neck and shoulder roasts, shred the meat and wrap it up in masa. About the Masa, To prepare the masa, pick up a bag at the grocery store and follow the directions on the bag for tamale dough. I start with 2…

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