- Wild Game
Pheasant, Grouse, Quail
Peperonata is normally a side dish of sweet peppers, onions and tomato; it’s like an Italian stir-fry. It is a perfect dish for late fall, when everyone’s peppers come ripe. I boosted this recipe up to a main course by adding a little shredded poached pheasant breast. Clean, tasty and easy.
If you love buffalo wings made from chicken, all it takes to do this with pheasant wings is a little bath in some nice stock. This, my friends, is wild game football food.
Another good recipe for the dog days of August: Grouse salad with Sungold tomatoes and barley. It’s meant to be eaten warm or at room temperature, on the porch at sunset, beer in hand.
Quail are one of the best game birds for the grill, and respond well to either high heat grilling or slow-and-low barbecue. Here I barbecue them slowly, basted with a South Carolina-style mustard sauce.
The Greek way to preserve quail is a cousin to confit, and results in a tender, silky bird that is spectacular served with pickles, bread and ouzo.
I never used to think chicken and dumplings was worth making. But I was wrong, and the dish is even better with pheasant or grouse.
Today is a day for leftover turkey, domestic or wild. Whichever kind you ate yesterday, this risotto recipe is a great way to use leftover bits.
I am always on the lookout for interesting pheasant recipes, and this one really caught my eye: It’s from Michael Psilakis, one of the best Greek chefs in the country, and who happens to also be a hunter!
Never before have I hunted so long and so hard for so little. If there is a game bird more elusive than the Hungarian partridge in Montana, I’ve yet to meet it.
To pluck or skin? It’s a question all bird hunters face. Most of a bird’s distinctive flavor is in its skin and fat, but plucking can be tricky. Here’s how to go about it.
Posted in Culinary Experiments, Ducks and Geese, Pheasant, Grouse, Quail, Wild Game | Tagged chukar, doves and pigeons, ducks, goose recipes, grouse, partridges, pheasant, snipe, turkey recipes, woodcock | 27 Responses