Whitetail Hunting photo


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There are a lot of great ways to get wild on Super Bowl Sunday. You could paint yourself in team colors, go streaking, and post the resulting video (and arrest) on YouTube. Or you could just dip into the larder and cook up a fish or wild-game inspired dish to share with your friends during the game. I’m not going to encourage you to do the former, but I will help you along with the latter by throwing a Super Bowl Snack Contest.

Post your favorite fish or game dish below in the comments section below, along with a few sentences on why it’s the perfect food for this year’s Super Bowl party. The most creative idea will win a box of assorted cooking/food-related goodies from Camp Chef, Hi-Mountain Seasonings, Cabela’s, and other generous folks. To be eligible to win, post your entry by Saturday, February 4 at 6:00 p.m. MST. I’ll announce the winner next week.

To kick-start the contest, I’ll pass along my idea of a great party food: Pheasant Fingers.

-Marinating sliced pheasant breasts in a brine made from 1/4 cup each of kosher salt and sugar dissolved in one quart of water keeps them moist and juicy.

-After about an hour, pull strips from the brine, dry them off, and either throw them on the grill and slather with barbecue sauce, or dredge them in an egg wash, roll in seasoned flour and deep-fry for a moist, crunchy treat.