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This is about as classic Italian as it gets… except I’m using bear shanks instead of veal. Osso buco is one of the best uses of any large shank, be it elk, moose, a big deer or pig, and yes, black bear. Call it “orso buco.”
What could be better than authentic Swedish meatballs? Authentic Swedish meatballs made with moose meat and sauced with highbush cranberries and cream, that’s what.
This is a Swedish meatball recipe adapted from one given to my mother from her mother, who was a Massachusetts Swede. They call these meatballs Svenska Kottbullar, and they are traditionally served with a lingonberry sauce. In Scandinavia, the meatballs are sometimes made with reindeer, so I did not think it a stretch to switch […]
Venison, antelope, elk and bison are all well-suited to long simmering. Stews are excellent, as are Italian sugos, which are highly concentrated pasta sauces where the meat becomes the chief flavoring agent. A few things to remember about game stews: Use larger pieces of meat than you might use with beef, as this will keep […]
Venison may or may not be the most popular game meat, but it is definitely the most abused. I can’t tell you how many people I have served venison to who have had to overcome some prior bad experience with it. “Ew, it’s so tough. It tastes like liver.” Yes, if you overcook it and […]