As they say, everybody’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Celebrate with these four St. Patrick’s Day Wild Game recipes to bring you the luck of the Irish this March — no shamrocks or leprechauns required. Many of these recipes use Hi Mountain Seasonings. Be sure to sign up for their emails, but I’ll let you in on a secret, if you use code SPORTINGCHEF, you get 25% off your order.
And of course, serve these St. Patrick’s Day wild game recipes with a glass of Guinness, whiskey, or green beer (if you’re into that sort of thing). Sláinte!
Ireland is known for its whiskey. Whether you like yours neat, on ice, or in a cocktail, whiskey also works as a way to add flavor to your cooking. Plan ahead, as this dish requires marinating the duck for 6 to 12 hours. And of course, enjoy with your favorite Irish beverage on the side for extra luck.
For some people, drinking a tall glass of dark Guinness stout is, well, an acquired taste, but that rich flavor makes for a delicious stew base, and it’s the not-so-secret ingredient in this St. Patrick’s Day wild game recipe. If you don’t have Guinness on hand, you can make this recipe with any dark stout beer.
Corned beef is an Irish-American tradition, and this recipe puts a wild game spin on it. This isn’t an overnight recipe, though; the venison will need to be refrigerated in brine for 5 to 7 days.
Serve your corned venison in a Reuben on rye bread with sauerkraut and swiss cheese, in corned venison and cabbage, or try the Corned Venison Hash recipe below.
If you don’t love cabbage, here’s another way to enjoy corned meat on St. Patty’s Day. I like to top my Corned Venison Hash with over-easy eggs and hot sauce.