Big Game Recipes

Marinated Elk Loin with Asian Barbecue Sauce

Marinate your elk loin for just about 30 minutes in this spirited Asian marinade and sauce. You don’t want to mask the flavors of the elk, just enhance them. If you don’t have an elk loin handy, try this sauce with waterfowl, wild pig or any antlered game. Pair this Michael David Winery’s Seven Deadly…

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Elk Tostada

Here’s a way to make good use of antlered game neck and shoulder roasts. I like to season the meat liberally with salt, pepper, garlic powder and maybe some hickory or mesquite powder and then slow-roast them either in a conventional oven or, even better, a smoky barbecue. Once the meat is evenly browned and…

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Elk with Black Bean Sauce

Billings, Montana…enjoying incredible early Fall weather in one of our most beautiful states. I’m working my way, preparing wild game dinners, from Bozeman to Billings to Fairmont Hot Springs and, finally, to Missoula. Elk season is in full swing and I’m being bombarded with requests for recipes. It seems that just about everyone in Montana…

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Elk with Lemon and Garlic Sauce

Anyone who pays much attention to my recipes knows that I have a thing for cooking fish and game with garlic and alcohol. They all just seem to go well together. I also prefer simple, rather than complicated recipes and try to get by with as few ingredients as possible. The following recipe fits the…

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Stuffed Elk with Port Wine Sauce

This recipe calls for elk tenderloin, but you can use just about any of the large sections excised from the hindquarter or ham. The key is to remove all visible gristle, silver skin, etc. You’ll find that you have beautiful hunks of meat, the texture and taste of which is comparable to the tenderloin.

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Wild Pig Chile Verde

I recently made this at a Hunt.Fish.Feed event in Las Vegas where we served nearly 1,000 men, women and children – and there wasn’t bowl left! We served with warm flour tortillas, shredded lettuce, tomato, cheese, sour cream. If we were at home, I’d add cold Mexican beer.

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Wild Game Pizza

What you slap on your pizza is a matter of choice and available game items. For the Italian Show, we used an assortment of sliced game sausage and salami, along with some pretty good cheese. The idea is to make some good use of your cured/and or processed game meats. The sauce is up to…

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Elk with Red Pepper Sauce and Basil Oil

O.K., let’s suppose that you live in a small town and you don’t have access to much in the way of “gourmet” ingredients, but you do have a hunk of elk in the freezer and there’s a couple of folks you would like to impress. If you can’t find roasted red peppers in a jar,…

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Pan Roasted Wild Pig Chops

It’s much more likely that the animal you shoot is a feral hog, not a wild boar. There are populations of wild boar in the U.S., mostly in the mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina, but the rest of us are probably gunning for a closer cousin of the domestic hog. There is a relatively…

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