Gourmet Gone Wild

Wild Game Wednesday: Smoked Elk Roast

Elk is not among the most commonly raised and consumed meats in the United States, but it holds its own in the market of game meat! The meat has a different taste than beef – which some consumers find preferable and lacks the so commonly heard “gamey” taste. Elk meat is relatively low in both…

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Wild Game Wednesday: Tuscan Venison Meatballs

Did you know the benefits of eating venison far outweigh the benefits of eating beef? Venison is organic and natural, and free of hormones, chemicals and antibiotics so commonly found in beef. On average venison is higher in protein, has less saturated fat, and fewer calories than beef. It’s even considered a complete protein because…

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Wild Game Wednesday: Great Lakes Chowder

Angling is one of Michigan’s most common outdoor pastimes. Over 1.5 million residents and non-residents buy fishing licenses every year and these dollars go back into keeping the resource healthy and sustainable. Fishing license dollars provide habitat restoration and protection, scientific research and monitoring, and fish stocking in areas that need it. If you’re thinking…

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Wild Game Wednesday: Bourbon Venison Kabobs

Gourmet Gone Wild Venison Kabobs

Wild Game Wednesday: Bourbon Venison Kabobs Grown without chemicals and loaded with nutrition, venison ranks as one of the 11th healthiest foods in America. It’s free of hormones, antibiotics and even the antibiotic-resistant bacteria so common in factory-farmed animals. Venison also has fewer calories, less saturated and total fat, and even lower levels of cholesterol.…

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Wild Game Wednesday: Great Lakes Fish Cakes

In Michigan, you are never more than 6 miles from any river or 85 miles from one of the Great Lakes. Fishing provides Michiganders with a leisurely and local opportunity, as well as a nutritious dinner option! For instance, salmon can be found in each of the Great Lakes and many of the rivers and…

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Wild Game Wednesday: Grilled Venison Loin

Gourmet Gone Wild Venison Loin

Wild Game Wednesday: Grilled Venison Loin There are many great benefits of eating wild game, for instance, wild venison is the ultimate free-ranging food; it’s free of growth hormones, antibiotics, and lives its entire life in the wild. Although venison and beef supply similar nutrients – both are high in iron and B-vitamins, however, venison…

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Wild Game Wednesday: Venison Rib Roulettes

Gourmet Gone Wild Venison

With deer season in full swing, this week we thought we’d take a look at some delicious venison rib meat appetizers, the rib roulette! Venison rib meat, despite being the most flavorful cut of venison, is often underutilized; most toss it onto the grinding pile for burger and sausage. Rib meat of all types has…

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Wild Game Wednesday: Venison Pasty

Gourmet Gone Wild Venison Pasty

Wild Game Wednesday: Venison Pasty   Mining communities across the globe have used the Cornish pasty for decades and the Upper Peninsula is one area where the tradition fervently continues. The venison pasty is a fantastic portable lunch, perfect for picnics, afternoons in the deer blind (which is where I expect most of you to…

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Wild Game Wednesday: Hickory Cider Glazed Wild Turkey

The 2017 fall turkey season is wrapping up and Thanksgiving is right around the corner, making it a great time to start thinking about what turkey recipe to use this holiday season. Check out the Gourmet Gone Wild recipe below, created by our very own chef, Daniel Nelson, to get your taste buds in the…

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