Upland Game Recipes

Smoked Wild Turkey

Turkey season is here. Stacy Harris gives us some great tips on how to smoke your turkey. Just don’t forget to brine.

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Tom Slater’s Barbecued Wild Turkey

Tom says that the key to this recipe is the use of a real barbecue. Now, I know a bunch of you think that your propane unit qualifies as a barbecue. And I suppose that a Subaru Brat is a pickup truck, too. To Tom Slater, barbecue means smoke – smoke from real wood coals…

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Crispy Turkey with Creamy Pesto Sauce

Now if you had a turkey fryer, it would make this recipe easy to put together. Or use this recipe if you have fryer leftover. And don’t worry if you don’t have pine nuts, you can substitute almonds, although the taste & consistency is different.   PrintCrispy Turkey with Creamy Pesto Sauce Serving Size: 4…

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Quick Wild Turkey and Wild Rice Soup

If you want to take your time, make your own stock out of a roasted wild turkey carcass and leg/thigh meat. Be sure to let the wild rice cook for awhile, it takes longer to cook than regular rice. And if you just don’t have time, then swap the rice out for noodles. PrintQuick Wild…

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Pheasant Leg Stew

Don’t throw away those pheasant legs and thighs! Try braising them. It is the same process as using your slow cooker. This is a great way to turn pheasant legs and thighs into tender vittles. Best of all, braising can be done in advance as in mass quantities. Save the legs and carcass in the…

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Game Bird Pot Pie

Let’s suppose that you take a look in the freezer and find that you have a few quail, some pheasant breasts, a dove or two, maybe a rabbit…not enough for individual meals, but if you throw it all into a pile, it’s dinner. You can make your own pastry dough. It’s actually pretty easy. I…

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Doves, Brandy, Mushrooms and Orange

WARNING – this recipe uses alcohol – so proceed with caution! Ok, beyond that, this works well with any upland game, really. I think the photo is actually quails in the pan and not doves, but you get the point. I like the photo, so I’m using it. PrintDoves, Brandy, Mushrooms and Orange Serving Size:…

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Wild Turkey Tamales

Great with any wild game, including shredded wild turkey breasts. Slow roast deer neck and shoulder roasts, shred the meat and wrap it up in masa. About the Masa, To prepare the masa, pick up a bag at the grocery store and follow the directions on the bag for tamale dough. I start with 2…

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Hot Quail

An adaptation of a popular New South preparation for fried chicken, but here at the Sporting Chef, we use quail. The key is to season your quail BEFORE tossing it in egg and flour to help the seasonings “stick” better. PrintHot Quail Ingredients4 quail 1/2 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoons 2 large eggs…

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