Thanksgiving Recipes for Hunters

Ten unique dishes for the hunting family

10 unique dishes for the hunting family

This Thanksgiving, don’t buy a frozen turkey. Embrace your love of the outdoors and offer dishes straight from the field to the table! For an authentic Thanksgiving meal, get outdoors and bag yourself a wild turkey, or start a new tradition and serve one of these wild game recipes in addition to the main bird. Who says the turkey has to be the star on Thanksgiving?

1. Willie Robertson's Garlic Frog Legs
Soaked in beer and seasoned with Phil Robertson's Zesty Cajun Style Seasoning, these frog legs will have your guests wanting more. Willie says, "Go find a ditch, catch some frogs and get to cookin'!!" Click here for Willie Robertson’s Garlic Frog Legs recipe.

2. Bacon-Elk Wraps
Looking for a simple and delicious appetizer that won't disappoint? Cut elk steak into squares and wrap in bacon. This recipe works great with moose too. Click here for the Bacon-Elk Wraps recipe.

3. Le Pomme Cochon (The Apple Pig)
Go hog wild this Thanksgiving and forget the turkey altogether. Impress your guests with wild boar backstrap made with brown sugar apples and spicy mustard. Wild boar is not only leaner than store bought pork, it's also extremely tasty! Who says you have to have turkey on Thanksgiving? Click here for the Le Pomme Cochon (The Apple Pig) recipe.

4. Bear Meatloaf
Pair this unbearably delicious meatloaf with homemade loaded mash potatoes. Top with ketchup or barbeque sauce. Everyone will thank you for switching up the cuisine this year. Click here for the Bear Meatloaf recipe.

5. Glazed Goose and Gravy
Give the turkey a break and carve another bird this holiday - goose. Tip: Marinate your goose in buttermilk for 24 hours to tenderize the meat the cut down on it's gamey taste. Click here for the Glazed Goose and Gravy recipe.

6. Moose Tenderloin
Grill the king of wild game meats this season. Make no moose-takes, this moose tenderloin is amazing and full of flavor! Click here for the Moose Tenderloin recipe.

7. Baked Rabbit And Vegetables
Get nostalgic with your Thanksgiving meal and prepare a delectable baked rabbit dish. Low and slow cooking guarantees your rabbit meat will be delicious and tender. Click here for the Baked Rabbit and Vegetables recipe.

8. Ted Nugent's Duck Breasts
This year, surprise your family with fast-food - Uncle Ted style. Straight from the sky to your table, Ted Nugent will show you how to prepare tasty duck breast with vegetables and peppers. The sky's the limit this Thanksgiving! Click here for Ted Nugent’s Duck Breasts recipe.

9. Squirrel Pot Pie
Feeling adventurous this holiday? Bake up a squirrel pot pie and serve with fresh homemade potato rolls. Talk about the ultimate comfort food to be thankful for. Click here for the Squirrel Pot Pie recipe.

10. Jim Zumbo's Venison Roast
This venison roast is so tender and flavorful. Move over turkey, there's a new family favorite coming to dinner this year. Click here for Jim Zumbo’s Venison Roast recipe.

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