RECIPES

WILD EDIBLES & GAME

You had fun hunting, catching or gathering your quarry—now have more fun cooking and eating it. Browse recipes for Missouri's wild game and edibles.

Desserts

Learn how to make a persimmon spice cake with this recipe.

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Jazz up basic turkey pot pie with this recipe.

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Fire up the grill, whip up a spicy marinade, and turn invasive but tasty Asian carp — a big threat to Missouri's waters — into your go-to fish for summer barbecues.

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Learn how to grill strips of marinated wild turkey with this recipe.

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Learn how to make and use this savory, spicy barbecue sauce the next time you grill a wild turkey.

Appetizer

Warm up a party with these little treats broiled or grilled over a charcoal fire.

Breakfast

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Learn how to make three different flavors of venison sausage using one simple mix of venison and other ingredients as the base.

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Ground venison makes great burgers. Try this easy recipe for venison burgers that are sure to please.

Desserts

A cake rich with black walnuts and brown sugar.

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Try these rich, sweet dessert bars with whatever berries are in season.

Camping

Make this jerky in either your oven or your food dehydrator.

Preserves & Sauces

Set aside part of your harvest to enjoy later using this canned venison recipe.

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Set fire to your taste buds with this new approach to carp!

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Crab and catfish? Why not! Surprise your family and friends with this elegant catfish dish.

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Add to the savor of a freshly grilled steak or chop—garnish it with fresh chanterelle mushrooms!

Breakfast

What's better than an omelet for breakfast? One made with fresh chanterelles!

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Tired of roast dove? Try this recipe for grilled, marinated doves!

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Elegant, but hearty!

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Try this recipe for fresh crappie seasoned with lemon and herbs in a delicate morel sauce.

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Try this hearty approach to crayfish as a side dish or a main dish!

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Crayfish, rice and onions make up this simple version of an old Cajun favorite.

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Hot sauce and crayfish tails, cayenne pepper and onions - be sure you have lots of ice water handy when you serve this Cajun dish!

Soups, Salads & Side Dishes

Move over tuna, Missouri crayfish salad is the new taste sensation.

Desserts

Try this unusual version of Blackberry Pie.

Appetizer

Enhance the experience of fresh chanterelle mushrooms by frying them a beautiful golden brown!

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Try this rich, hearty dove-based casserole!

Soups, Salads & Side Dishes

Warm up with a steaming hot cup of this chowder on a cold winter evening.

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Hop to it with this recipe for crispy fried frog legs!

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A basic recipe for fried squirrel.

Breakfast

Try this using fresh-picked berries.

Desserts

Walnuts or pecans, cinnamon and brown sugar, delicious!

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Combine two midwestern flavors for a taste of the East.

Soups, Salads & Side Dishes

Garlic, herbs, and tomato sauce add savor to mixed greens in this recipe.

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Move over chicken, steak and pork!

Soups, Salads & Side Dishes

Learn how to marinate wild turkey using white wine and lime before grilling for your next turkey salad or burrito with this recipe.

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Try this Mediterranean-inspired wild turkey recipe the next time you fire up the grill.

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Venison tastes great, but it's even better portable. Make your meat mouth-watering and mobile with these grilled venison kabobs.

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You harvested your venison in the wild, why not cook it in the wild? Or at least outdoors. Try this recipe on the grill or over hot coals.

Desserts

Try this delicious alternative to Pecan Sandies.

Preserves & Sauces

Spice it up with this recipe for hot jerky!

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ry this cross between a pizza and a pie stuffed with venison!

Breakfast

Eggs, cheddar cheese, and lamb's-quarters make this a rich main dish.

Desserts

Warm, creamy blackberry custards - try this recipe with other seasonal berries for delightful taste treats!

Preserves & Sauces

Marinating venison enhances the flavor, moisturizes and helps tenderize the meat. Here are a few basic marinades for use with grilling (steaks or kabobs), stir-frying, broiling and baking.

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Try this traditional Cajun gumbo, rich with duck and spices, over rice.

Desserts

Missouri's answer to Black Forest Cake.

Appetizer

Try these little morel and ham-stuffed pastries as side dishes or appetizers!

Soups, Salads & Side Dishes

Try something new the next time you roast a turkey or chicken: morel stuffing!

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This recipe features two prized ingredients commonly found around Missouri's woods and old homesteads in spring: morels and asparagus.

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Serve this Italian-style flatbread hot with a meal or split and use as bread for sandwiches.

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Even strong or tough venison can make a tasty meal. Try it in this savory stew.

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Use cornmeal and a hot skillet to turn one of Missouri's most unwanted aquatic invaders into an old-fashioned fish fry.

Desserts

Pawpaws? Try this unusual use of one of  Missouri's hidden fall treasures.

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Missouri pecans and crappie come together in this recipe for a delicious taste treat.

Desserts

Try this Autumn treat after the first frost has nipped the persimmons sweet.

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An unusual use for persimmons.

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Use venison instead of beef to make a wilder version of this old favorite.

Soups, Salads & Side Dishes

The next time you serve wild game, accompany it with a side of mixed wild Missouri greens.

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Tired of noodles with your pasta sauce? Try this hearty Italian alternative, which includes Italian sausage and morels.

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Try cacciatore with Missouri wild rabbit instead of chicken for a new twist on an old classic.

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