Soup

Chile Verde

I’ve used this recipe with an assortment of game animals including elk, deer, feral hogs and waterfowl. Serve with warm flour tortillas, shredded lettuce, tomato, cheese, sour cream and cold Mexican beer.

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Deer and Barley Soup

how to make venison barley soup

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Quick Wild Turkey and Wild Rice Soup

If you want to take your time, make your own stock out of a roasted wild turkey carcass and leg/thigh meat. Be sure to let the wild rice cook for awhile, it takes longer to cook than regular rice. And if you just don’t have time, then swap the rice out for noodles.  

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Venistrone Soup

Some parts of a deer are just too tough for the “fast and hot” method of cooking. Cuts from the shoulder, neck and shanks are best suited to stewing and braising. And so we have my own simplified version of the classic Italian minestrone soup…venistrone. Cute name, but does it taste good? Yeah, Baby! Don’t…

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Susie Jimenez’s Wild Game Albondigas Soup aka Meatball Soup

Spice it Up Susie was a finalist on Food Network Star season 7, but in our hearts, she was the ultimate winner. Here’s her mother’s meatball soup recipe using any ground venison you have in the house. And meatballs are a great way to use up chunks of wild game that have been sitting in…

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Elk with Barley Soup

I look forward to cold weather here in northern California so that I can enjoy a steaming bowl of soup. Any antlered game animal will do. Also, try this recipe with ducks or geese, but save it for less than premium species like divers and snow geese. I cannot overemphasize how much better the soup…

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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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Wild Turkey, Asparagus and Mushroom Soup

A slow-cooker recipe that is will simmer for you while you are out in the woods or in the field. And this doesn’t make a heavy soup, so feel free to add fresh baked bread as a side or even a quick fresh lettuce salad.  

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Fast Fish Chowder

This chowder takes less than 30 minutes to prepare, however, you may want to take a little longer and make your own homemade fish stock. Next time you clean a mess of fish, preferably light-fleshed white fish, thoroughly rinse off the heads and skeleton and toss them into a large pot. Chop up an onion,…

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