Cooking Venison and Game

Here’s everything you need to know about preparing the tastiest, healthiest red meat on the planet. From cleaning to cooking and serving, our expert staff provides loads of practical advice on enjoying nature’s bounty. You’ll find tons of great recipes, too. (Vegetarians need not apply.)

Properly prepared venison jerky will bring smiles to your entire family. (photo by Dan Schmidt)

27 Benefits of Hunting, Eating Wild Venison

Whether you’ve been eating venison and other wild game for years or have just begun, there’s absolutely no doubt whatsoever that it’s a clean, healthy, nutritious lifestyle when you’re enjoying the bounty from a hunting trip. Check out this series of facts about the benefits and be sure to share this with your friends...

Ernest Hemingway burger recipe  from Hemingway Museum in Cuba

Would Venison Help Make Hemingway’s Burger Better?

Ernest Hemingway is, or was, a lot of things: writer, bon vivant, drinker, hunter, angler, probably a bully at times, world traveler and lover of good food and beverage. A couple of years ago Hemingway’s papers and such were released by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. These include items ranging from...

Venison Shrimp Ankara

Whip up a Surf ‘n Turf Combo with Venison Shrimp Ankara

One of the coolest combos in food history is the good ol’ surf and turf, the delightful mashup of meat and seafood that has incredible variety. Maybe some pork chops and scallops. Or maybe some mahi mahi and stir fry chicken. Or, perhaps we’ll just stick with the tried and true: red meat and...

Parmesean Venison

Mama Mia! How About This Parmesan Venison and a Nice Chianti?

Summer finally has arrived and that means fresh vegetables, berries and good old grillin’ and chillin’ with family or friends. Stacy Harris, author of “Happy Healthy Family: Tracking The Outdoors In” has enjoyed preparing, cooking and eating venison for years. Her family enjoys the outdoors, from their big vegetable garden that includes herbs and...

Welsh Rarebit Venison Burgers offer some great flavors. (Photo: FoodforHunters.blogspot.com)

5 Ways to Make Your Best Venison Burgers Even Better

As much as I enjoy tasty and well-prepared deer meat, one of the saddest things is to see is an overcooked burger with a sad piece of non-melted processed “cheese” on a cold bun. Where’s that sad trombone? Wamp wamp waaaaahhhhh … Venison is delicious and needs little in the way of flavor other...

Venison Kababs

You Must Try These Jamaican Venison Kebabs With a Jerk Kick

Our friends at Food for Hunters have what looks like a stupendously easy venison dish to prepare for a weekend hangout with friends and family. Kebabs are simple, everyone likes them or some variation and if you have someone who’s not into beef or venison then chicken can be substituted. Heck, make some of...

Grilled venison with fresh veggies and maybe a light dash of your favorite marinade is an easy, delicious way to enjoy your hunting success.

Your Best Recipes Aren’t Always Cast in Stone

Messing around with pots, pans, the stove and cookbooks apparently is something that I’ve been doing ever since I was a wee tot old enough to pull a chair up to the counter. My late mother used to tell me a story about finding me one morning at the kitchen stove making breakfast. I...

Fresh guacamole is a fantastic addition to your venison burger or as a side dish with chips.

This Super Guacamole Kicks Up Your Tasty Venison Burgers

This is perhaps my favorite time of the year, other than during hunting season, because everything here in the Southeast is pretty much at full-bore throttle going wide open. School is out so the kids are playing, swimming, biking, fishing, getting muddy in creeks, staying up late and sleeping in, having fun and being...