So you took your favorite Umarex air rifle into the woods and brought back a limit of squirrels - now what?
Head to the kitchen, of course!
While you can use squirrel meat in just about any dish as a substitute for other game or poultry, here are three of our favorite ways to prepare it.
Recipe Number One: Squirrel Stew
1. Squirrel Stew - A classic and hearty preparation for squirrel meat.
Squirrel meat, vegetables (carrots, potatoes, onions, celery), herbs (bay leaves, thyme), broth or stock, flour, butter or oil, salt, and pepper.
Brown the squirrel meat in a pot with butter or oil. Remove the meat and sauté the vegetables. Add flour to create a roux and gradually stir in broth or stock. Return the squirrel meat to the pot, add herbs, and simmer until the meat is tender. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Recipe Number Two: Squirrel Pot Pie
2. Squirrel Pot Pie - A comforting and flavorful dish that combines squirrel meat with vegetables and a flaky crust.
Squirrel meat, vegetables (carrots, peas, potatoes), onions, garlic, herbs (thyme, rosemary), broth or stock, flour, butter, pie crust.
Sauté onions and garlic in butter until translucent. Add squirrel meat and brown it. Stir in flour to create a roux and gradually add broth or stock. Add vegetables and herbs, then simmer until the meat is tender and the mixture has thickened. Pour the mixture into a pie dish lined with pie crust. Cover with another layer of crust and bake until golden brown.
Recipe Number Three: Squirrel Tacos
3. Squirrel Tacos - A unique twist on a classic favorite.
Squirrel meat, tortillas, salsa or pico de gallo, shredded cheese, lettuce, sour cream, lime wedges, spices (such as chili powder, cumin, paprika), oil for cooking.
Season squirrel meat with spices and cook it in a skillet with oil until browned and cooked through. Warm the tortillas. Fill the tortillas with the cooked squirrel meat, salsa or pico de gallo, shredded cheese, lettuce, and a dollop of sour cream. Serve with lime wedges.