Side Dish Recipes

Wild game tostada

Wild Game Tostada with Susie Jimenez

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Blackened Venison Backstrap Salad with Romaine, Dried Cranberries and Feta

A home version of a popular chop house salad — spicy seared choice cut of venison paired with crisp lettuce, mild feta cheese and an occasional bite of a sweet cranberry. You can make your own blackening spices with a mixture of white, black and cayenne peppers, along with salt and any additional savory spices…

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Venison Sausage, Bacon, Mushrooms and Spinach

This is a quickie that is best made just before serving so the spinach isn’t completely wilted. Print Recipe Venison Sausage, Bacon, Mushrooms and Spinach Ingredients4 strips bacon diced2 cups venison sausage thinly sliced (or crumbled in sausage is ground, not linked)1 red bell pepper seeded and sliced into thin strips2 cups mushrooms thinly sliced1…

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Iceberg Wedge with Crispy Venison

Lots of people knock iceberg lettuce for its lack of nutritional value as compared to other lettuces. Iceberg is low on vitamins A and C compared to darker-leafed greens, but it’s crisp, crunchy and sits high and proud on a plate. This recipe simply builds a classic wedge-and-blue-cheese salad upon seasoned, pounded and seared venison…

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Grilled Venison Fajita-Style Salad

Assertive Southwestern flavors make this main dish salad a palate pleaser for those who like it well-seasoned but not too spicy hot. I like to serve this with warm flour tortillas and cold Mexican beer. Print Recipe Grilled Fajita-Style Salad Ingredients1 pound venison tenderloin backstrap or tenderized hindquarter steak1 cup bell pepper 2 or 3…

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Marinated Ravioli with Lemon Vinaigrette

Served warm, chilled or room temperature, this is a fitting side dish for any season. You can also make this with rabbit ravioli here or dove. Print Recipe Marinated Ravioli with Lemon Vinaigrette Ingredients24 venison ravioliLemon Vinaigrette1 tablespoon lemon zest2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice1 tablespoon white wine vinegar3/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard1 teaspoon honey2 tablespoons…

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Poached Salmon with Champagne Cream Sauce

Don’t take my word for it; ask a bunch of women if they think that having a man prepare a wonderful meal for the two of them is romantic. It could even be a mediocre, if not bad, meal but the effort was there and that means something. Women like stuff that means something. For…

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Mexican Corn Salad with Shredded Meat by Susie Jimenez

A great summer treat you can stuff into lettuce cups, serve on top of tortillas, use as a dip, or simply plate and serve as a salad, as in the picture. Susie grills up several corn cobs, but the recipe just calls for one. Go ahead and take the corn off the other cobs and…

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Venison Tostada

It’s just a taco unhinged. This can be a salad or appetizer course, or double the recipe for a light lunch or dinner entree. Print Recipe Venison Tostada Servings: 4 servings Ingredients4 cups cooked ground or pulled venison seasoned with Southwestern seasonings4 large corn tortillas deep-fried until crispy2 cups cooked black beans6 cups romaine or…

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