- I cooked some venison my own way and convinced her to try it. She really enjoyed it. So much so that she started cooking with it herself, and has become a very good wild game cook. So, in an effort to breakdown the general misstep of “not cooking it right,” here are a few of the more specific mistakes people make when cooking wild game.
- The northern pike is a great fish to catch and to eat. It doesn’t take many pike to make a meal, though some people don’t like to cook pike at all because of the many Y bones hidden in the fillets. That is why many folks like to pickle pike—the pickling process softens the bones to a state where you don’t even notice they are in the fillet and the fillets flake nicely.
- Some hunters claim wild goose is inedible, and disrespected the birds for years with names like "sky rats" or worse. However, if you cook anything poorly, it's going to taste bad. Prepared correctly, wild goose is a delicious bird fit for all sorts of recipes like goose pastrami, goose liver pate, and goose confit.
- It really doesn’t matter what you do to dress it up, a wild-game tongue is just an unpleasant piece of meat to look at. Its no wonder most hunters choose to leave it attached to a carcass and don’t eat it. However, with proper care and a good recipe, the tongue can be a delicious part of your wild game cooking repertoire. With a little know how and a willingness to do extra work, you can turn an obscure hunk of protein into something amazing.