January 31, 2014
Food Fight Super Bowl Edition: Smoked Goose vs. Squirrel Nachos
By David Draper
The Big Game is the perfect time to break out some, well, big game. Of course small game, such as squirrels, or birds or fresh-caught fish are worthy additions to your Sunday spread as well. If you still need a little inspiration for your Super Bowl party, I offer up a couple of suggestions via this week's Food Fight.
SMC1986's Smoked Goose
Here is some smoked Canada goose breast that was coated in my favorite jerk dry rub. I smoked it over apple chips until the internal temp was 155 degrees, then pulled them and put them in the fridge. Tonight I sliced them thin and put them on rolls with just a touch of BBQ sauce. Can't beat it. You can see a whole smoked breast with the rub, the slices then finally the final product, the sandwich.
Jane Jeffries' Squirrel Nachos
I've hunted with Twin Chimneys Outfitters twice—once for turkey and once for deer—and both times Jane Jeffries made up a couple of big trays of squirrel nachos. During the first hunt, I got back from my hunt late and missed out, so I made sure to get in on the goods the second time around and I'll tell you, they were as good as advertised. I wish I could share the recipe, but Jane is pretty tight-lipped about it, despite my constant prodding.
If you're whipping up some wild game snacks for the game this weekend, snap a photo and send it in to firstname.lastname@example.org.