Big Game Recipes

Gruyere and Ground Venison Baked Portabello Mushroom

Grilled earthy portabello mushrooms are filled with seasoned ground venison and topped with melted cheese. It just sounds good, doesn’t it? Print Recipe Gruyere and Ground Venison Baked Portabello Mushroom Servings: 4 servings Ingredients4 large portabello mushrooms1 tablespoon olive oil2 cloves garlic minced2 green onions chopped1 tablespoon fresh sage leaves minced (or pinch or two…

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Deer Fried Rice

Suppose you’ve got some leftover rice and maybe a cup or two of venison. You’ve probably tried pork fried rice, so why not deer fried rice? It’s a great accompaniment for a wild game stir-fry. Next time you’re in the market, see if you can find ponzu sauce in the Asian section. It has less…

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Fried Venison Ravioli

Making ravioli pasta is a relatively simple task, but I’ve come to the realization that very few people will take the time to do it. Store-bought wonton or egg roll wrappers are a little thinner than the homemade, but they save time. It’s best to keep a moist towel over the raw wraps to keep…

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Venison Tamales

Venison Tamales

Contrary to what some people believe, tamales do not come in a can. Yes, the label on the cans reads “tamales,” but the difference between canned tamales and those made by hand is much like that of canned shrimp versus genuine Louisiana trawler-harvested shrimp. They’re shrimp by name, but that’s about the only similarity. Getting…

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Garlic and Mustard Venison Skewers

If garlic’s not your thing, tone down the hot edge by first sauteing the cloves in olive oil over low heat until they are an even, light brown color. The flavor will be nutting and a little sweet. Print Recipe Garlic and Mustard Venison Skewers Servings: 6 appetizer servings Ingredients1 1/2 pounds venison trimmed of any…

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Tropical Venison Quesadilla

OK, so maybe “tropical” is a bit cliched, but there’s more than just meat, cheese and flour tortillas in this tasty snack. The recipe calls for mango, but feel free to substitute fresh pineapple, papaya, or, in a pinch, peaches or nectarines. The idea is to give it a sweet contrast to the spicy jalapeno…

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Grilled Venison Thai Salad

Contrary to what some folks think, Thai cuisine is not just fiery heat and oddball ingredients. It’s fresh, light and long on flavor. Because you’re making your own, add more or fewer red pepper flakes to suit your taste buds. Print Recipe Grilled Venison Thai Salad Servings: 4 servings Ingredients1 pound venison backstrap tenderloin or…

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Peanut and Sesame Crusted Tenderloin

he crust is deceptive. It looks like a fairly ordinary coating, but it’s actually loaded with the flavor of roasted peanuts and toasted sesame seeds. I prefer to use more tender cuts of venison like tenderloins, but hindquarter muscles work just as well, provided that you first tenderize them with a mallet or other tenderizing device.…

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Herb, Wine and Peppercorn Marinated Venison Appetizer with Sweet Mustard Sauce

The marinade will add flavor to well-trimmed venison. For tougher cuts, lightly pound chunks of meat with a mallet to make them more tender before cooking. As with any venison, the longer you cook it past medium-rare, the tougher it will be. The sweet mustard sauce is quick and delicious. Print Recipe Herb, Wine and…

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