SMOKED AND SLOW COOKED WILD GAME SHANKS Wild game shanks, or lower leg muscles, are some of the tastiest parts of an animal. The key is not letting the looks of this cut intimidate you and using the proper cooking method. Slow cooking in a crock pot is the key to breaking down all the connective tissues in the shanks, resulting in tender, pull-apart, flavorful meat that can be used in virtually any recipe. Smoking the shanks for a few hours prior to slow cooking adds even more to the final product and it smells amazing while cooking. Pictured here,...
Smokey Grilled Wild Game Backstrap
Wild game is the leanest meat you will ever cook with and this means, on the grill, it can quickly become the driest meat you will ever eat. Not treating wild game like domesticated beef or pork is the first step to success. Start out with a tenderizing rub or marinade and keep an internal thermometer on hand. Backstrap doesn’t need a lot of cooking and should be enjoyed rare to medium rare so get it off the heat once it reaches 140º. With quick cooking times, smokey flavor may be hard to impart without a smoke device. This is where the Smokehouse Smoker Box comes in to surround your grilled meats with wonderful smokey flavors. It’s easy to use, small, portable and can produce smoke for up to 2 hours.