Cool Stuff – Wild Game

Pheasant Confit

To “confit” something, is to cure it in salt and then cook it slowly in fat. It makes the meat buttery and fall off the bone. Is there anything that sounds more glorious than that? It is common to see it done with duck legs, and other muscular cuts of meat, but here I’ve done it with a slew of pheasant legs that I brought back from my women’s Adventure […]

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One Pot Pheasant Stew

This is a recipe that I made last week while cleaning out some of the extra game meat in my freezer and I just loved it. I had several whole pheasants left over from my Adventure Getaway in Virginia this past December and I decided given this never-ending winter, it was high time to make the most of it, and turn them into a warm and hearty dish. You’re going […]

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Duck Fried Rice

There are certain recipes that are so versatile, that they are a perfect place to incorporate your favorite meat, especially those extra scraps that you don’t know what to do with. One of my favorite such recipes is fried rice—full of bold flavor, spice and sweetness and a perfect base in which to incorporate duck, especially these wild ones that a friend of mine recently dropped into my freezer. If […]

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Venison in Red Wine + Port Mushroom Sauce

Recently, I had a friend over for dinner. It was impromptu and she brought along some venison that her dad had hunted. We whipped up something that was quick and delicious, so I thought I’d share it with you since we’re all always looking for quick weekday meals. The best part is that this sauce can be used with so many different types of meat. Try a beef loin, pork […]

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Dove & Fig Kabobs

Raise your hand if you’ve been dove hunting this fall. I have been and I’ve been eating lots ‘o dove. I think the doves know it because the other day I came home to put this recipe in the oven and I looked out my glass door onto the deck and a dove had run into it and was just laying there. What does it mean? That they’re trying to […]

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Barbecued Alligator

I made you some alligator! I don’t cook alligator meat regularly, mostly because I don’t live in alligator country. But on a recent trip to Arkansas I was gifted a cooler full of alligator meat that was hunted locally by a farmer friend of mine (ie., the one who appears on the very first page of my book “Girl Hunter.” I luuuurve him.). Since we were planning a big outdoor […]

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Braised Venison Tacos

On Sunday I went to watch an Australian car race at the shiny new track in Austin, but that is for another day. Then I made Venison Tacos! They were tangy and full of crunchy colorful bits.   I highly recommend making a big batch of this and having a taco party. If you don’t have venison try bison, beef, wild boar, elk, pork or whatever you fancy. The idea […]

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Wild Boar Bolognese

Happy Wednesday! Let’s celebrate the middle of the week with some hearty, juicy Wild Boar Bolognese, shall we? Here is episode #2. Stay tuned for many more cooking/how-to/DIY episodes you’ll be seeing here on this site. As always I’d love your feedback and questions in the comments section below. It is a work in progress, and like a freshly harvested pheasant, it will get better with time. Stay hungry my […]

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Venison Roast with Red Wine & Juniper Berries

A roast is often times made from a tougher cut of meat, a portion of the leg, for example. But I recently decided to turn two aged venison backstraps into a roast, which produced wonderful results in a much shorter time. If you don’t have venison, I highly recommend beef as well. The idea is to fold them over and truss them together with kitchen twine so that they are […]

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Cumin Crusted Venison Loin

This is one of my favorite simple preparations for tender cuts of meat. I use it often on lamb chops and it is ready in less than 20 minutes. I had some purty venison backstraps from my Girl Hunter Weekend in Arkansas, aged 20 days, so I tried my magic rub on them and it was mighty fine my friends. You should try it too with your favorite tender cut […]

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