Small Game Recipes

Spicy Stuffed Wild Turkey Breast

While living in Arizona during the mid to late 70’s, I developed a taste, more like a craving, for Southwestern flavors. I like it spicy, but not so hot that my eyes water. Some folks can enjoy a habanero pepper or two. I’m not one of them. To butterfly each breast half, place it on…

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Wild Turkey Breast Stir-Fry with Dried Cherries

The reason I included dried cherries in the title of this recipe is because most people would not combine berries with an Asian stir-fry. I was torn between creating a stuffed turkey breast, specifically a turkey breast with a dried cherry stuffing or a stir-fry. Not wanting to do without either, I combined the flavors…

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Wild Turkey Breast with Fruit Chutney

Don’t overcook your wild turkey! When overdone, the meat is dry, tough and chewy. Note that I didn’t specify what type of fruit to use. Go to the market and see what’s in season. Try plums, peaches, cherries, apples, pears, apricots or whatever’s on sale. In a pinch, dried fruits will work as well. PrintWild…

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Wild Turkey Breast with Peach and Pecan Chutney

Please stop overcooking your wild turkey! When overdone, the meat is dry, tough and chewy. Then you have to throw it into the Crock Pot and cook it for several weeks. Just because this recipe is about cooking wild turkey breasts, it doesn’t mean you should discard the rest of the bird. The bodies and…

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Wild Turkey Vegetable Soup

Here’s what I do with my turkey legs and thighs. They’re often too tough to gnaw on, but still great for making soups and stews. Whenever I roast a whole turkey, I hack off the legs and make a pot of soup. If you just have a pile of uncooked turkey legs, first roast them…

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Jalapeno Dove Brochette

Fire up the barbecue and grill up some fresh dove breasts with a Southwestern flair. Not a bad way to spend the afternoon or evening with a few hunting buddies after a successful dove shoot. Get all of the ingredients ready the day before the shoot so you can get right down to the business…

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Game Bird Pie

Let’s suppose that you take a look in the freezer and find that you have a few quail, some pheasant breasts, a dove or two, maybe a rabbit…not enough for individual meals, but if you throw it all into a pile, it’s dinner. You can make your own pastry dough. It’s actually pretty easy. I…

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Pheasant with Parmesan Mushroom Cream Sauce

Reminiscent of a creamy Alfredo sauce paired with whole earthy mushrooms, this versatile dish works great for just about any upland game. Especially great recipe if you are cleaning out your freezer and have random game bird meat to use up. PrintPheasant with Parmesan Mushroom Cream Sauce Serving Size: 4 Ingredients2 tablespoons kosher salt 1…

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Pheasant with Champagne Grapefruit Sauce

To the less adventurous, a recipe with “Champagne-Grapefruit Sauce” might seem a bit too, well…Californian. I have enough trouble trying to convince people in the southern U.S. states that we have ducks in California, lots of them. Some people think that we surf to work, stopping by a movie star’s home for a quick espresso.…

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