Upland Game Recipes

Southern Comfort Quail

Be careful not to overcook your quail as it will become dry and tough. Add veggies and potatoes to the foil package to create a nice meal. And top it off with a nice bottle from Michael David Winery. Red or white – you can’t go wrong with quail.   Print Recipe Southern Comfort Quail…

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Orange Marinated Smoked Quail

If you are smoking meat, then you better be doing it in a Camp Chef smoker.  Fully adjustable heat control heat-control dials, three damper valves, and a door thermometer will help you control internal temperatures. Cooking temperatures can vary from 160° F to 400° F. And you can infuse your meats with mesquite, hickory or…

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Dove, Mango and Bacon

Apparently, there are only two ways to cook doves in the U.S. You can either cook the snot out of them in a tomato or cream sauce or marinate them for an eternity and wrap them in jalapeno and bacon. Whatever it takes to make them taste less like doves. I’ve found that faster is…

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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. Print Recipe…

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Dove Kabob

For more on kabob, k-bobs or even if you just call them “meat on a stick,” head over to my Pinterest page for my blog on just that: “Venison on a Stick” and you bet there is a recipe in there. I used ground venison on a flat metal “stick.” I was unsure of how…

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Dove Ravioli with Tomato-Basil Vinaigrette

Don’t let the name of this recipe scare you off. It’s much easier than it may sound to make your own ravioli and a great way to stretch your doves if you’re a few birds shy of a limit. Add a side salad and some crunchy bread to finish this meal. Print Recipe Dove Ravioli…

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Becker’s Pit Taco Dorito Salad

Another great chilly-weather duck camp type of recipe. Thanks to Don and Lorraine Becker for this great taco salad-in-a-bag recipe. Donny and the gang enjoyed this recipe on a cold winter day in the warmth of Becker’s waterfowl wonderland. Print Recipe Becker’s Pit Taco Dorito Salad Ingredients1 pound lean ground beef1 package taco seasoning mix4…

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Pheasant and Leek Soup

Too many hunters discard valuable ingredients when not using, for instance, the carcass of a pheasant to make a delicious stock or sauce. Try roasting your pheasant scraps in much the same way as is called for in this recipe. Simmer the bones until the broth is thick and concentrated. Stain broth into ice cube…

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