Upland Game Recipes

Wild Turkey Red Curry

This wild turkey red curry recipe is made with Asian red curry paste. You see, I’ve got a thing about Indian curry powder. I can only take it in small doses or the flavor just overwhelms the dish. If you disagree, that’s OK. It’s America and you don’t have to like, or dislike, what I…

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Quail with Citrus

Here’s a recipe for all you upland bird hunters. You can make this with quail or pheasant, and it would also work well with any kind of fish. It starts with Hi-Mountain Seasonings Game Bird and Poultry Brine. I know what you’re thinking:  why do I need to brine quail, they’re so delicate anyway? The…

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Smoked Wild Turkey

Turkey season is here. Stacy Harris gives us some great tips on how to smoke your turkey. Just don’t forget to brine.

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Tom Slater’s Barbecued Wild Turkey

Tom says that the key to this recipe is the use of a real barbecue. Now, I know a bunch of you think that your propane unit qualifies as a barbecue. And I suppose that a Subaru Brat is a pickup truck, too. To Tom Slater, barbecue means smoke – smoke from real wood coals…

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Crispy Turkey with Creamy Pesto Sauce

Now if you had a turkey fryer, it would make this recipe easy to put together. Or use this recipe if you have fryer leftover. And don’t worry if you don’t have pine nuts, you can substitute almonds, although the taste & consistency is different.  

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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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Pheasant Leg Stew

Don’t throw away those pheasant legs and thighs! Try braising them. It is the same process as using your slow cooker. This is a great way to turn pheasant legs and thighs into tender vittles. Best of all, braising can be done in advance as in mass quantities. Save the legs and carcass in the…

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Game Bird Pot 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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Doves, Brandy, Mushrooms and Orange

WARNING – this recipe uses alcohol – so proceed with caution! Ok, beyond that, this works well with any upland game, really. I think the photo is actually quails in the pan and not doves, but you get the point. I like the photo, so I’m using it.

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