Tips for Cooking Game Meats
Wild game is much leaner than its domesticated counterparts, so it requires care to keep it from drying out and overcooking. The meat also contains more flavor than a standard cut of beef or breast of chicken, which some eaters might find off-putting. Whether you hunt yourself, have a generous friend who does or prefer to buy game meats at upscale groceries, meat markets or online, there are a few things to remember to make your meal delicious:
1. Cook low and slow with plenty of moisture. Braising and stewing are best.
2. If you're cooking a filet or other muscle cut that doesn't lend itself to braising or stewing, try pan searing with lots of butter and baste often. Don't cook past medium rare.
3. Wrap in bacon to add fat and flavor.
4. If the intense flavor of wild meat is too much for your taste buds, add extra seasonings (red chile powder, garlic and onion are good places to start), or blend in some beef or pork and grind it into sausage.
5. Above ail, don't be afraid to experiment and enjoy!Cook low and slow with plenty of moisture. Braising and stewing are best.