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Side Dish Recipes

wild game red pepper marinade

Go-To Grilling Marinade

With just a hint of Asian flavors, this is a good everyday marinade with sweet and sour components. Marinate venison steaks 1 to 6 hours.

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venison burger with roasted vegetables

Open-Faced Roasted Pepper Swiss Venison Burgers

Flame-roasted peppers will spice up your venison burgers while adding needed moisture without added fat. Choose your peppers depending on how spicy you like your burgers. In a pinch, roasted peppers available in jars from your grocer will work, but make sure you drain them well before processing, or they will be too wet and…

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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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Quail with Citrus

Here’s a recipe for all you upland bird hunters. You can make this with quail or pheasant, and it would also work well with any kind of fish. It starts with Hi-Mountain Seasonings Game Bird and Poultry Brine. I know what you’re thinking:  why do I need to brine quail, they’re so delicate anyway? The…

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Grilled Salmon Collars

Grilled Salmon Collars

Do you save the collar section from your salmon? If you’re like a lot of people you probably throw your salmon collars away, but there’s a lot of flavor from the bones and the rich meat in that section. You can also try this recipe with tuna.

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Wild Game Meat Loaf

Mexican Meatloaf

Among the many things you can do with ground wild game is one of my favorites – meatloaf. Meatloaf combines all the elements of burgers, meatballs and, in this case, tacos into a tasty dish that is as good the next day as it is when first served. I actually prefer leftover meatloaf that I…

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onion soup

Vidalia Onion Soup and Blue Cheese Toast

The state vegetable of Georgia, the Vidalia onion is sweet, not hot. I’ve taken bites out of raw ones. Try that with a standard yellow onion! Available April through late fall, get ’em while you can. If they’re unavailable, substitute with another variety of sweet onion. In a pinch, standard onions can be sweetened while…

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venison stew

Portuguese Venison Stew

When the tasty Portuguese sausage is browned and the fat is rendered into the pot, the venison is seared in the same juicy fat, absorbing all the sausage goodness. Take your time, and make sure the sausage and the venison are evenly browned. The rest of the cooking part is easy. If you can’t find…

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mushroom soup

Venison Backstrap Mushroom Soup

As the name implies, this soup is crammed full of mushrooms. The type of mushrooms you use for this dish is entirely up to your personal preferences, your budget and the availability of the mushrooms. I’ve also made this soup with rehydrated wild mushrooms, and it’s just as delicious. The backstrap is grilled, but it…

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