Small Game Recipes

Wild Turkey Breast with Tons of Garlic

Garlic is good. Egyptians fed it to their slaves to give them the endurance it takes to build a pyramid. I eat it because it tastes good and it keeps others from getting too close to me when I’m talking to them. This dish is all about garlic, tons of garlic. If you don’t want…

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Wild Pig Enchiladas

In my opinion, the best way to cook wild pig or boar is by slow roasting or slow smoking over natural wood coals. Something about the flavor of seasoned smoky fall-off-the-bone pig just makes my mouth water. The smoking/roasting method takes a little time, but it’s well worth it. If you don’t have a smoker,…

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Wild Turkey Chile Verde

Everybody’s going “green” these days. It’s the responsible thing to do. But what about green meat? Other than ‘Green Eggs and Ham” I can’t think of too many instances when green meat is a good thing…unless it’s a steamy bowl of Wild Turkey Chile Verde. That’s “Green Chile” to those of you who are new…

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Smoked Wild Turkey Salad

If you don’t have a smoker or any smoked wild turkey meat on hand, substitute any cooked upland game bird meat. Leave the turkey whole in legs or wings, like in the picture, for a different method of serving. Try making your own dressing too – it tastes much better than store bought.

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Thanksgiving Turkey (domestic)

My way of cooking a domestic turkey is loosely borrowed from Alton Brown of Food TV’s “Good Eats”. The key is the brining process. Brining adds flavor and moisture, both good things when it comes to turkey, Another important element is roasting the bird breast side down. Don’t place the turkey in a rack. Just…

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Simple rice and gravy squirrel dish.

Simple Squirrel Recipe (Hillbilly squirrel & gravy over rice)

This squirrel recipe is an easy and delicious way to prepare squirrel. Don’t let the long cook time intimidate you: most of it is the simmering required to make the meat tender. The only question is: What wine do you pair with squirrel? Since it is still a game meat, and a dark meat at…

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Smoked Wild Turkey Lettuce Cups

While you can prepare this recipe with raw, not smoke-flavored wild turkey breast fillets, a mild smoke really does make it mo betta. We soaked our turkey breasts in a brine of 1 quart water, 1/4 cup garlic salt.

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