Game Birds & Waterfowl

Blueberry Grouse Pesto Pizza

A recipe for Blueberry Grouse Pesto Pizza born from experimentation based on ruffed grouse breasts poached in blueberry jelly and a restaurant serving pheasant and cherry pizza. Includes complete directions for crafting homemade pesto using fresh basil and pine nuts.

Roast Wild Turkey

Cutting your wild turkey into pieces and roasting in a savory broth comprised of beer and chicken broth offers an alternative to whole-roasting your bird.

One Pot Chinese Pheasant by Chef Tyler Viars

Break out the chopsticks and pour some sake, it is time to take Chinese rooster from the forest to fork. This pheasant recipe by Chef Tyler Viars is adapted from a chicken-based recipe crafted originally by Travel Channel host, Andrew Zimmern. Tyler’s version offers a combo of heat and sweet, topped with sesame seeds and fresh cut scallions.

Pie Iron Campfire Wild Turkey BBQ Sandwich

You might have used a pie iron, or Pudgie pie maker, when you were a kid. Perhaps it was the pizza pie or a goey chocolate and peanut butter dessert pie cooked over the campfire. But who says you have to keep it simple? Darren Kirby shares his Wild Turkey BBQ Sandwich that opens a whole new world while using the venerable pie iron.

Sweet and Sour Grilled Quail

One of our contest finalists in the 2015 Outdoor News Recipe Contest Sponsored by Camp Chef SWEET & SOUR GRILLED QUAIL (OR DOVE) A simple way to prepare those tiny birds that offers big taste!  Submitted by Outdoor News reader:  Mary Anne Lecce, Illinois INGREDIENTS: Quail or Dove Seasonings of your choosing Fresh peaches Fresh jalapenos Uncooked bacon Water Ground…

Grilled Buffalo Chicken (or Turkey) Burgers

We think this would be great to try with ground wild turkey too! A finalist in the 2015 Outdoor News Recipe Contest sponsored by Camp Chef Submitted by Outdoor News reader: Elizabeth Somppi of Wisconsin INGREDIENT LIST: 2# ground chicken 2/3 c. blue cheese crumbles 2 stalks celery, finely chopped 2 carrots, finely chopped 1/2 c. bread crumbs 1 egg,…

Sweet and Sour Grilled Quail

A finalist in the 2015 Recipe Contest Sponsored by Camp Chef SWEET & SOUR GRILLED QUAIL (OR DOVE) A simple way to prepare those tiny birds that offers big taste!  Submitted by Outdoor News reader:  Mary Anne Lecce, Illinois INGREDIENTS: Quail or Dove Seasonings of your choosing Fresh peaches Fresh jalapenos Uncooked bacon Water Ground ginger Garlic Powder Dry white…

Sweet and Smoky Grilled Duck

From the cookbook; Recipes from Nature by Kay & Bill Lindner Recipe contributed by Teresa Marrone 4 cups apple juice 4 cups cold water ½ cup coarse kosher salt ½ teaspoon Tabasco (or similar hot sauce) 1 or 2 whole ducks, skin on, halved and washed 1/3 cup orange juice 3 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves (or…

Apple & Curry Turkey Sausage Flatbread Wraps

Apple & Curry Turkey Sausage Flatbread Wraps (serve with Tzatziki Sauce) Makes 1 ½ pounds of sausage for 6 wraps Ingredients 1 pound ground turkey ½ pound ground pork fat 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon white pepper 4 teaspoons curry powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder 2 small apples, grated, about 2/3 cup *1 large egg (only use if making the…

Blackened Quail

A few months back, a friend of mine opened up to me about his secret passion for woodcock hunting.  I, too, have an undeniable love affair with the American timberdoodle.  This migrating aspen and alder tornado is an awesome game bird for pointing dogs and an under-appreciated challenge for wingshooters.  This same anonymous friend shared with me a woodcock recipe…

The 'Ultimate' Woods and Water Gumbo

Tip Corner: Pull out the Dutch oven! You’ll be incorporating your duck, walleye, and smoked game sausage into a satisfying dish with this week’s recipe. This recipe recommends using a cast iron skillet for some of the preparation. If you’ve never considered this versatile form of cookware, check out this site for some tips. Ingredients: 2 boneless duck breasts, fat…

Duck Romano

Well prepared, nothing can compare to a duck dinner, but keep in mind that a duck is not a duck is not a duck.