Feed your wild-game appetite with this tempting venison-bacon appetizer.
Jalapeño peppers or water chestnuts
Cut venison in thin, 1-inch-by-3-inch strips. Marinate in salad dressing for 6-12 hours. Remove venison strips from marinade and roll around a chestnut or pepper, then with a bacon slice cut in half on outside. Secure with a toothpick. Grill or broil 10-12 minutes or until done.
You can cook most venison cuts like beef. Learn how to prepare, preserve, butcher and freeze venison
As always, never eat a wild mushroom unless you're certain of its identity and it has been cooked.
Learn how to cook & serve Missouri's wild bounty
Jan Phillips' award-winning book was published in 1979 and is now out of print. We've preserved it here. Learn how to turn wild Missouri plants into biscuits, fritters, jellies, juices, pancakes, pies, salads, soups, wines and more. Color illustrations help you identify plants that are poisonous or have poisonous parts.