Wild Game Recipes
Tender Wild Birds
Links are provided to books mentioned below.
They are for sale through Idaho fish ‘n’ hunt in association with Amazon.com Books
The Cook: Sharon Watson
One way for male significant others (SOS’) to ensure that they don’t become SOBs is to cook for you! Well, mine did recently, and it gives tickets for a lot of forgiving on things like losing the dog-training whistle, for weekend guests he forgot to tell me about, and things like that. He cooked the following "throw it all in a pot" recipe. And it is so easy and turns out soooo delicious, it’s sort of embarrassing. I could even do it! I think one of his hunting buddies taught him this one.
Eddie’s Easy & Tender Wild Birds
In a medium size dutch oven or oven dish, place a bunch of wild birds. We used a couple blue grouse, a quail and maybe a hun. (Clean ‘em first!)
Pour a couple 16-ounce bottles of WISHBONE Italian Dressing (sorry, but it has to be WISHBONE) over the birds. Smother the top with sliced onions. Stick it in the oven, COVERED, at 375 degrees for about an hour (more or less according to how many birds you have and how big they are).
Uncover and let the top of the birds brown for another 15 minutes, or place under the broiler to brown briefly.
Those of you who only pick at wild birds, trying to be polite to the cook, will fight for the next piece in this dish! I’m tellin’ ya, it is DELICIOUS! And, Eddie’s sweet.
Food Care & Cook Books for potential gifts to friends, family, SOS’, yourself, and maybe even for an SOB or two:
(These are not just idle choices; they come highly recommend – by me!)
Whatchagot Stew; A Memoir of an Idaho Childhood, with Recipes and Commentaries
by Patrick McManus (You cannot go wrong with a Pat McManus book. Our top choice for holiday book-gifts.)
Cooking With Dogs (No, no, no; we’re not into eating our dogs just yet. Although, I have considered "canibalizing" some neighbors’ dogs for doing-in my cat. This book, though, is a great little gift for big-time dog lovers. Just read all the reviews posted at Amazon.com/)
by Karen Dowell
25 Ways to Cook a Mouse for the Gourmet Cat (Don’t you also know some big-time cat lovers who need this book?)
by Orson Bean, Susannah Bean (Illustrator)
The All-American Cowboy Cookbook: Home Cooking on the Range
by Ken Beck, Jim Clark, Kenneth Beck (Mmmmm, Good!)
Wild Game Cookery: The Hunter's Home Companion
by Carol Vance Wary
See Also: Eldon’s Jerky and Sausage Supply for seasonings and supplies for making your own jerky and sausage from wild game – or any lean meat.
The Canning, Freezing, Curing and Smoking of Meat, Fish and Game
by Wilbur F. Eastman, Jr. (A great reference book for taking care of your meat.)
Home Book of Smoke-Cooking Meat, Fish and Game
by Jack Sleight, Raymond Hull
Bitchin' in the Kitchen: The PMS Survival Cookbook (Caution: This may or may not go over well among friends, though some friends might definitely need it!)
by Jennifer Evans, Fritzi Horstman (Contributor)
Cooking With Lard (A masterpiece for your favorite meat & potatoes type of big guy. Might be a few recipes in there also for the "Maw Kettle" of the kitchen. I really appreciate the term a gal-friend of mine calls us plumper ladies – "Plush Loves.")
by David Boyd (Illustrator), Mike Smith, Mike Steed (Contributor)
Cooking With the Bad Guys: Recipes from the World's Most Notorious Kitchens
by Don Abel (Really Great recipes from SOBs! Everybody has their good side.)