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Wild! - Best Easy Recipes for Wild Game, Berries and Rice, Including Mad Hatter Omelet

Updated on December 31, 2014

For gourmands that enjoy wild game, wild rice, and wild fruits, these recipes are flavorful in unique ways and easy to prepare.

Wild Beast

We cannot eat a wild beast until he removes his vest! [The Jabberwock illustration by Sir John Tenniel (1820-1914) for Lewis Carrol.
We cannot eat a wild beast until he removes his vest! [The Jabberwock illustration by Sir John Tenniel (1820-1914) for Lewis Carrol.

Mad Hatter's Futterwacken

Mad Hatter's Wild Beast Omelet

This recipe is handy for finishing leftover wild game, but you can use any shredded or chunked meat you have handy, whether it's bear, deer, beef, turkey, chicken or duck. Salmon is also tasty in this dish. We can call it all wild beast for the kids.


  • 1/2 Cup wild game meat or whatever meat you have on hand
  • 1 TBSP butter or olive oil
  • 6 Whole eggs
  • 1/4 Cup milk
  • 1/2 Cup chopped onion
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Shredded cheese of your choice
  • Parsley and/or green onions for garnish.


  • Break the eggs into a large bowl and beat well; add milk, onions, salt and pepper, and stir to mix.
  • Place butter or olive oil into a large frying or omelet pan over medium-high heat and warm the fat.
  • Pour egg mixture into the pan and cook until half set, raising egg layer with a spatula occasionally to allow uncooked egg to run underneath and cook.
  • Arrange the meat and scatter the cheese over the top of the egg layer and carefully fold the layer over in half.
  • When the cheese has melted, remove from heat and place omelet on a platter.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley or thinly sliced spring onions.

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Harvesting Wild Rice

Wild Rice in the 19th Century American rivers.
Wild Rice in the 19th Century American rivers.

Wild Rice Casserole


  • 1/2 Lb. Wild rice
  • 1 Tomato, chopped
  • 1 Clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Green onions, thinly sliced, including part of green portion
  • 1/4 Cup sliced or button mushrooms
  • 1/2 Cup diced bacon
  • Grated Parmesan cheese


  • Prepare rice according to package instructions,
  • In a small frying pan, place bacon, garlic, and mushrooms and saut√© until onions are softened
  • Using a casserole dish, place rice into the dish, add tomatoes and salt and pepper.
  • Sprinkle surface of rice with cheese and bake 20 minutes at 300 degrees F.
  • Remove from oven and serve.¬†

Wild Strawberries

Wild Strawberry Salad

Serves 4


  • 4 Cups Mixed salad lettuces (greens and reds)
  • 1 Cup Sliced fresh or wild strawberries or red raspberries
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 Medium red onion, sliced thin

Salad Base:

  • On each of four salad plates, place 1 Cup of mixed lettuces.
  • Arrange slices of red onion on top of lettuce.
  • Arrange red and blue berries on top of onion slices.


  • Mix the following ingredients in a jar with a tight lid or a blender:
  • 1/4 Cup cider vinegar
  • 3 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 Clove garlic, minced
  • 1 or 2 TBSP Honey
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • White pepper, to taste
  • Pour over salads and serve.

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Wild Duck Soup


  • 1 Cup cooked wild rice
  • Bone and meat scraps from a wild duck.
  • 1 Large onion, cut into eighths (cut into quarters and cut each quarter crosswise)
  • 3 Carrots, pared and chopped
  • 1 Large rib of celery and leaves, sliced thin.
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1 TBSP lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped parsley for garnish.


  • Place all ingredients expect wild rice into a soup pot and cover with water. Place burner temperature at medium and bring slowly to a boil.
  • Once the boil is reached, reduce heat, cover the pot, and simmer 60 minutes. check occasionally adn add more water if needed.
  • Remove bones from the pot with a slotted spoon, add cooked rice, taste, and re-season if necessary.
  • Cover and simmer for 30 minutes, pour into bowls and garnish with chopped parsley.

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    • Loren's Gem profile image

      Loren's Gem 6 years ago from Istanbul, Turkey

      There seems to be a lot of choices to eat something "wild". (lol) Great alternatives to choose from and since its summer, I'm planning to try making your wild strawberry salad. Thanks for sharing this wonderful 'wild' hub! :-)

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      Patty Inglish 6 years ago from North America

      Don't forget to do the Futterwacken! :)

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      EnLydia Listener 6 years ago

      Wild may be the way to go if the predictions of food shortages are true...I love all things "wild".

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      Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for another waist line killer.

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