"Because my husband hunts, I'm always trying new ways to use venison," writes Jan Stahl of Flin Flon, Manitoba. "When I incorporated it into my meat pie recipe - a traditional Fresh-Canadian dish - it was a smash hit! We make dozens of these pies as Christmas gifts."
A strong-tasting game bird like grouse is so tempting made this way. The lemon juice gives the savory sauce a refreshing spark. This versatile main dish is just as good prepared with chicken or turkey.
—Philan Welsh, Spencer, Wisconsin
"With only two ingredients, this is definitely the easiest recipe I have for cooking the wild turkey that my husband, Richard, brings home during spring hunting season," says Michelle Kaase of Tomball, Texas. "The grilled meat takes on a wonderful sweet smoky flavor."
Tender duck breasts are smothered in a thick tomato sauce and melted mozzarella and cheddar cheeses in this delicious dish from Edna Watts of Arley, Alabama. With pasta on the side, this attractive entree is special enough to serve when company comes.
We raise ostriches on our farm on the eastern shore of Maryland, so we have an abundance of meat on hand to use for a variety of dishes. It's a lean meat that tastes similar to beef. My mother-in-law gave me this marinade recipe, and I've used it with a number of meats.
A hearty meal in itself, this savory pie features delicious pheasant. Here in central Pennsylvania, that game bird isn't as plentiful as in times past, and so this dish is a real treat. I make it for special occasions.
-Tawnya Coyne, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
"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.
The homemade plum sauce that's baked onto these tender Cornish hens is wonderful. "Save this recipe for your best company," recommends Annie Tompkins of Deltona, Florida. "I often sprinkle the hens with toasted coconut for a different taste sensation."
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