Good fresh, free-range, humanely raised and butchered meat is expensive! Enjoy our recipes to make those cuts go further without straining your wallet.
In addition to stores and local meat producers, game meat can be used to take the strain off your grocery budget and add good lean meat to your family's diet.
Game Meat Tips
Do not let the meat hang with the skin on if you don't want an undesirable "gamey" taste! The taste comes from the fat being in contact with the meat. Remove the skin as soon as possible to negate or eliminate the gamey flavor.
While butchering, place meat cuts in brine prior to rinsing and freezing it. This technique further cuts down on the gamey taste, washes out residual contaminants (like fur and dirt), and helps keep the meat tender and moist.
Field dress as soon as possible. If the stomach or gall bladder has burst and leaked onto the meat, the meat is contaminated and must be cut-away.
When keeping organs, slice the organ meat and check for parasites (such as liver flukes). Contaminated meat must be discarded.
Do not hunt, kill, or eat any animal that is acting oddly or appears sick!