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.)

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Get Fired Up With This Hearty Venison Burgundy Stew

  Deer season is open in the south Florida zone and will be opening soon in South Carolina, then spreading to other states as the most wonderful time of the year finally arrives in full force! If you don’t have any deer meat in the freezer then give this hearty CanCooker Venison Burgundy Stew...

Blueberry Shitake Venison ... mmm, sweet blueberries and the earthiness of mushrooms.

Great Tips for the Most Flavorful, Best Venison Ever

When you want to explore new recipes for your venison roasts and backstraps, create some of the best slow-cooked venison ever or simply pick up a great kitchen prep tip, wild game chef Scott Leysath can definitely give you a hand. How? Leysath has some insights on preparation, tenderizing, field dressing, tougher or ignored cuts...

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Uncle Ted’s Special Wango for His Deer Backstrap Tango

When he’s not pounding the stage with gut-sizzling electrifying rock ‘n roll like he’s done for 40 years, it’s a safe bet you’d probably find the Motor City Madman in a deer stand with his Mathews bow in hand. Ted Nugent’s been hunting for just about as long as he’s played music. Maybe longer....

If you don't have any grilled venison right now, since it's summer, practice with a nice beef roast and get your groove down before deer season opens and you bring home some venison!

Maintain the Right Temperature for the Best Venison

When you’re grilling or otherwise preparing a venison roast, how do you know when the internal temperature is correct or if it hits the target you’re trying to achieve? DDH contributing writer and outdoors foodie David Draper mentioned the Thermapen recently in his food blog for Field & Stream. (Yes, I read a lot of...

Venison Loin with Arugula is easy to prepare and delicious with a light vinaigrette dressing. (Photo: Stacy Harris, www.GameandGarden.com)

The Best Tool for Venison Is …

Among all the important things to have in your kitchen, this is the be-all, end-all for any venison lover. With almost 25 years of marriage under my belt I can attest that from the early days with little of what George Carlin called “stuff” to today’s “we have too much stuff!” clutter, my wife...

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Your Complete Smoked Venison Jerky Recipe Now!

Making jerky is easy and it’s fun to do in summer if it’s too hot to head outside, because you can make a few pounds of jerky and have it ready for the upcoming hunting season. Jerky recipes can be as simple or as complex as you want. Just use natural meats and go...

Once you put your venison on the grill or smoker, don't overcook it!

Grilling Deer? Once You Burn, There’s No Return!

Many years ago during a cookout with family members, I pretty much stood over the grill to make sure my steak didn’t end up looking like the sole of a worn-out hunting boot. Fortunately, the host shared my desire for a marbled ribeye the way they’re supposed to be prepared: seared on the outside...

Blueberry Shitake Venison ... mmm, sweet blueberries and the earthiness of mushrooms.

Rock Your Taste Buds With This Blueberry Shitake Venison

Every time we visit Food for Hunters we come away with something that makes our lips want to beat our face to death. Take a look at this Blueberry Shitake Venison dish! Succulent venison, prepared just perfectly, with some fresh blueberries, mushrooms, butter and cream. Holy cow. The good thing, too, is it’s easy...

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Great Venison Burgers and Deviled Eggs with a Twist

During a recent visit to central Wisconsin on business we had the chance to dine at a great place, Father Fats Public House, where the plates are small but the portions definitely are not. Oh. My. Goodness. I love to eat good food and can eat a lot of it. I probably wouldn’t have...

Fire up your smoker!

Get Smokin’ With This Great Venison Dry Rub

Did you know deer season opened in California last weekend in one of the state’s northern zones, and whitetail season is just a few weeks away in southern Florida and South Carolina? Amazingly, we’re into hunting season! Hurray! Most of the country will still be sweatin’ to the oldies as summer hangs around for...