Maple Bourbon Porcupine Burgers

The first time I gave porcupine a try, I was less than pleased. Porcupines are herbivores which means that they feed on plants and trees. During the winter, they feed off the bark and needles of conifer trees which can leave the meat with a “piney” taste. My first attempt at cooking porcupine looked aContinue reading “Maple Bourbon Porcupine Burgers”

Wild Turkey Sloppy Joes

I’m always trying to invent new ways that I can use the leg meat on wild turkeys, so when our friend Will came over for dinner and suggested sloppy joes, the gears started turning in my head. I realized this would be a great way to use the leg meat. Slow cooked for 8 hoursContinue reading “Wild Turkey Sloppy Joes”

Wild Turkey Gnocci Soup

Opening day for fall turkey in Maine is September 19th and I couldn’t be more excited. As I continue to say, wild turkey is my favorite game meat and I love that I’m just scratching the surface on ways to prepare it. The legal bag limit in our zone in Maine is 5 turkeys perContinue reading “Wild Turkey Gnocci Soup”

Wild Turkey Cubano

My inspiration for this sandwich is the “El Cubano” from one of my favorite restaurants in coastal mid-coast Maine. I don’t venture over there often, but when I do I make sure I pick up one of these sandwiches while I’m there. Home Kitchen Café makes their own bread from scratch and handcrafts each andContinue reading “Wild Turkey Cubano”

Sesame Wild Turkey

Wild turkey is by far my favorite game meat and as a bonus I think it’s also one of the easiest wild meats to cook. Wild turkey breasts can be directly substituted for chicken breasts because the meat, while typically a bit tougher, cooks the same way as breasts bought from the grocery store. OneContinue reading “Sesame Wild Turkey”

Wild Turkey Pot Pie

Spring turkey season is here and it’s time to put that meat to good use. This recipe is the PERFECT use of that breast meat. My recipe uses wild turkey, a homemade turkey gravy along with a flaky pie crust. There’s nothing like putting a dish on the table that is naturally harvested. You’ll beContinue reading “Wild Turkey Pot Pie”

Wild Turkey Stock

I always make my own chicken stock to use in various soups and dishes so I thought I’d try my hand at making a homemade wild turkey stock. It’s the perfect base to make a turkey gravy for your wild turkey pot pie. This recipe is very simple and has a lot of flavor! Makes: Continue reading “Wild Turkey Stock”

Slow-Cooked Wild Turkey Leg “Birria-Style” Tacos

Cooking wild turkey legs has traditionally been thought of as hard work with very little reward. However, I’m here to assure you that these tacos are well worth saving that meat. Even better? Once the legs are tossed in the crock pot, set a timer for 7 hours or so and go about your day!Continue reading “Slow-Cooked Wild Turkey Leg “Birria-Style” Tacos”

Asian Sesame Sea Duck

For those of you who don’t know, sea ducks are renowned for being difficult to prepare and tasting much like what they eat: mollusks (clams and mussels), crustaceans, and occasionally small fish. There are generally three categories of duck: Puddle, Diver, and Sea. Puddle ducks include: Teal, Pintail, Wood, Mallard, etc. Diver ducks include: Bufflehead,Continue reading “Asian Sesame Sea Duck”

Venison Mini Tacos

As we move into summer, sometimes it can be difficult to figure out light and summary ways to prepare venison. If you’re like Connor & I, venison in the winter means stews, pasta dishes, and roasts. However, as we transition into summer, it’s important to remember that venison is perfect for any season. My VenisonContinue reading “Venison Mini Tacos”