Valentine’s Day…some people like to celebrate with a box of chocolates and a bouquet of roses. But what better way to show your love than with a home-cooked, wild game dinner?
Here are 10 of our favorite wild game valentine recipes to enjoy with your “someone special.”
The perfect dinner for the mushroom lover in your life, Deer Diane is the wild game version of Steak Diane. Brandy in this recipe adds flavor. Just make sure to remove the pan from the stove before you add it so your Valentine’s dinner doesn’t go up in flames!
All of the wild game recipes in this list have a little bit of a fancy element to make your Valentine’s Day dinner special, and this recipe is no exception with a Balsamic Morel Sauce, made with fresh morels.
“Butter up” your Valentine with this venison and bourbon dish, made with one of my favorite seasonings, Hi Mountain Seasoning Venison Rub.
If bourbon’s not your thing, you can use stock or even a red cooking wine instead.
Impress your dinner date with this wild game version of the Italian classic, scaloppine. The sauce, made with red wine, mushrooms, capers, Italian seasoning, and a squeeze of lemon juice, is top-notch. Serve over your favorite pasta and top with parmesan cheese.
As the name of this recipe implies, I like to serve this dish to folks who think they don’t like the taste of venison. For your sake, I hope your beloved doesn’t fall into this camp, but if that’s the case, this recipe just might change their mind.
Pop a bottle of bubbly and enjoy this salmon with champagne cream sauce. It’s an easy but delicious way to show your Valentine you care.
Nothing says “I love you” like preparing a lobster recipe. After all, if you buy your lobster alive (and you always should, for the freshest and best taste), you can say that you really would kill for your sweetheart. True love!
This recipe takes a little more prep time, but it’s worth it. You’ll have to soak your cedar plank in water for at least 30 minutes, but ideally up to 2 hours, before grilling.
Looking to heat things up this Valentine’s Day? The red pepper flakes in this pesto should do the trick. The recipe calls for a pinch or two, but add more or less depending on your heat tolerance. And, if you can’t get your hands on fresh basil, try parsley or cilantro for something a little different.