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Check Out the Weird And the Wonderful Wild Game They Grill Around the World


Grilling wild game around the world sure means something different than what we're used to.

There are excellent ways to grill your game, and then there are game animals to grill that you didn't even know about. Some of these things are a delicacy in other parts of the world that you and I might turn our nose up at, and yet when you see how they grill it, you may just change your mind.

Grilling wild game meat is a custom recognized around the world. Wild game recipes may come and go, but the fact remains: put it on the BBQ and it gains a whole new meaning.

From wild boar to game birds and beyond, there is nothing that will make your ground venison burgers any better except putting them over the coals.

Wild meats from the United States and even Canada command our respect and gratitude once we have it in out hands, but here in North America, we aren't the only ones who know our way around the grill.


Sit back and take a short ride through the spectacular and the weird, then decide whether or not you would have what it takes to put some of these things on the grill and in your mouth.

1. Grilled Squid, Japan

2. Crazed Bugs, China

A kinds of grill in China.

Posted by Teerdad Lavasani on Wednesday, September 5, 2012

3. Grilled Butter Shrimp, Korea

Grilled Butter Shrimp in Daegu. Photo by Food Korea.

Posted by Seoul Journal on Thursday, April 13, 2017

4. Balinese Braised Duck Leg, Singapore

Balinese style braised duck leg ?betutu? with sambal matah, grilled egg plant and acar

Posted by Salivation Times on Sunday, November 11, 2018

5. Grilled Bear in Rice, Russia


6. Grilled Venison, Sweden

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7. Grilled Mopani Worms, South Africa

Grilled Mopani Worms, South Africa

Posted by Bambang Darmawan Setiadji on Wednesday, May 13, 2015

8. Community Wild Pig Pit, Phillipines

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9. Grilled Sardines, Morocco

Grilled sardines a la Morocco... I love sardines.. Any way, shape or form. Canned or fresh. One of the best dishes we...

Posted by Ozan Ersoy on Wednesday, October 19, 2016

10. Grilled Flanks, Argentina

Argentinian Barbecue: So when in Argentina. Besides experiencing all the grilled meats and visiting some amazing...

Posted by Vino Antipasti Di Bella on Saturday, February 2, 2019

11. Grilled Cayman and Stingray, Brazil

Grilled Cayman and grilled stingray

Posted by Rus Margolin on Friday, June 23, 2017

12. Wild Hog, Australia

13. Smoked Octopus, New Zealand

Smoked octopus from Marvel Grill.

Posted by New Zealand Food & Drink on Wednesday, May 24, 2017

14. Grilled Mahi Mahi, Hawaii

#grilled #mahi @paiafishmarket #paia #maui #hawaii

Posted by Cakes by Neto on Thursday, July 26, 2018

15. Grilled Rat, Malaysia

Grilled Rats..Thia one sure everybody will comment...

Posted by Izuan Harts on Saturday, December 19, 2009

Even over medium heat--low and slow--I don't think any of us want to try grilled rat. And while things like shrimp and octopus might not be completely considered wild game, there are not too many of us that have ever even tried to take them by hunting or fishing methods!

So, there you have it, recipes notwithstanding. We tend to think of ourselves as the kings of the BBQ, but until you see what folks around the world consider a delicacy and how they cook it... remember that we're just getting started.

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