Call of the Wild. Perhaps you are a seasonal hunter for deer, pheasant, wild turkey or other game. Or maybe you have a taste for more exotic (but store-bought) fare like emu, elk, or ostrich.
Still others, on the “paleo” eating regimen, swear by wild game. It is pretty much the definition of Paleolithic eating — lean, low in fat, high in protein — and generally free from antibiotic or hormone treatments or additives.
Wild game has a stronger, more intense flavor than blander-tasting domesticated meat. Some stronger-flavored herbs and spices may be the best match for your game meat recipes.
Whatever your reason, whatever your tastes, our Wild Animal Boxed set contains five of our favorite flavors to complement all sorts of wild game:
* Smoked Peppercorn Sage Rub is a coarse and gritty rub that is versatile enough to tame that game yet well enough balanced to be used on roasted veggies. We describe it as strong without being overpowering.
* Juniper Berries (whole) Best known for flavoring gin, juniper berries are a perfect flavoring for game and other strong meats. Juniper berries have a fragrant and flowery bouquet, reminding you of the curiously pleasing aromas of gin and turpentine. Juniper's flavor is aromatic, bittersweet, and piney.
* Smoked Sea Salt (coarse) is coarse sea salt that has been smoked over wood fires. Our Smoked Sea Salt provides a smooth, smoky flavor, but without bitterness. This salt is great on grilled meats and vegetables, is an amazing finishing touch on baked potatoes.
* Wild Game Rub is a versatile blend that’s aromatic and savory, enhancing the flavor of all sorts of wild game. Try Wild Game Rub on lamb, poultry, bison, or even just on some burgers or steaks before you toss them on the grill.
Worcestershire Powder is a dry version of the liquid seasoning with a hint of smokiness. Worcestershire is a common inclusion in marinades and blends for wild game – especially venison and duck. The powder is like the sauce, covering the full range of the palate with salty, sour, bitter, and sweet flavors.