Add a twist to your usual red, white and blue celebrations this July 4th with some of these crowd-pleasing favorites made with

  • Red Meat
  • White Fish
  • Blue Cheese

From venison burgers to catfish wraps, these Fourth of July recipes will add some flavor to your celebrations!

Red Meat

Marinated Venison Appetizer with Sweet Mustard Sauce

Kick off the holiday festivities with this venison appetizer with fresh herbs, dijon mustard, and red wine. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours for best results.

Get the recipe for Marinated Venison Appetizer with Sweet Mustard Sauce here.

Venison Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes: the old standard for summer picnics, parties, and potlucks across the USA. This made-from-scratch recipe comes from The Sportsman Channel Hunt.Fish.Feed events, and it’s safe to say it’s is an upgrade on the old “Manwich” Sloppy Joes my mother used to make.

Get the recipe for Venison Sloppy Joes here.

One Great Venison Steak

Picture this: a hot, seared venison steak fresh off the grill, topped with a melting disc of flavorful butter running down the sides. If your mouth is watering like mine is right now, I think you’re going to like this recipe.

Get the recipe for One Great Venison Steak here.

White Fish

Marinated Striped Bass Fillet with Avocado Mint Salsa

Feeling really wild? Add some mango to the salsa, and swap out your favorite fresh herb for the mint. Basil is a great choice.

Get the recipe for Marinated Striped Bass Fillet with Avocado Mint Salsa here.

Fish Cakes

Try this Fish Cakes recipe with any combination of fish you have on hand, preferably flaky rather than firm. Striped bass, panfish, catfish, and lingcod fillets are all delicious when formed into cakes.

Get the recipe for Fish Cakes here.

Catfish Wrap with Avocado and Tomato

What’s the secret to wraps that don’t fall apart as soon as you start eating them? Get the biggest tortillas you can find. And if you can only find smaller tortillas, go easy on the stuffing, and plan to serve two per person.

Get the recipe for Catfish Wraps here.

Blue Cheese

Blue Cheese Venison Burger

blue cheese burger

Because ground venison is so lean, with only about 1/3 of the fat content of ground beef, it can be a bit bland. The creamy blue cheese, onions and mushrooms on these burgers make up for any blandness with delicious fat and flavor.

Get the recipe for Blue Cheese Venison Burgers here.

Grilled Duck and Blue Cheese Sandwich

Don’t smoke your own duck? Check the meat or deli counter of your local butcher or gourmet markets. Get the recipe for Grilled Duck and Blue Cheese Sandwiches here.

Blue Cheese and Ricotta Stuffed Jalapenos

Blue cheese adds a tasty tang to these stuffed jalapeno peppers.

Get the recipe for Blue Cheese and Ricotta Stuffed Jalapenos here.

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