I discovered this recipe almost 20 years ago. Quail is a family favorite every fall when my husband goes hunting. It's an elegant meal, using only one skillet, so there's hardly any cleanup or fuss.
—Lenora Picolet, Dwight, Kansas
"My Uncle Stanley, an avid hunter and fisherman, encouraged me to try game cooking, and this recipe is one of my successes," relates Sharon Shamosh from Rockville Center, New York. The tangy orange-cranberry sauce that complements the tender meat makes it ideal for the holidays.
We live in an area with many Southern plantations, and quail are abundant. I cook this tasty dish with rich mushroom gravy often when my two boys are home. They think it makes a great meal.
-Jean Williams, Hurtsboro, Alabama
A hunter's holiday dinner from field editor Gloria Warczak of Cedarburg, Wisconsin features bacon-topped pheasants with savory oyster stuffing. No hunters in the family? Many meat departments can order pheasant, or you could substitute two broiler-fryer chickens.
"A moist stuffing with apples and raisins is great with pork chops, so I decided to try it is venison chops, too," relates field editor Sue Gronholz of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. "My husband, Todd, keeps our freezer full of venison. These chops are tasty and tender and special enough for company."
Kim Vaughn of Hampton, Virginia shares this thick, spicy chili that’s served over rice. “The venison is tender, and the blend of spices, tomatoes and Italian hot sausage gives it plenty of zip,” Kim notes.
This recipe is one of our favorite ways to prepare goose and it's especially nice for the holidays. My husband does a lot of hunting, so I'm always looking for new ways to fix game. — Louise Laginess, East Jordan, Michigan