North Shore DNR officials share favorite winter fish recipes
Kalli Hawkins
Outdoor News

North Shore DNR officials share favorite winter fish recipes

In the late 1980s, Minnesota conservation officers, formerly widely known as game wardens, came together to share their favorite tried and true fish, wild game, soup, waterfowl, and wild rice recipes. The recipes were compiled by the Minnesota Conservation Officers Association and published in the Minnesota Game Wardens’ Cookbook in 1989.

The cookbook features recipes from conservation officers from Tofte to New London and everywhere in between. Intermixed between the salmon dip, wild rice soup, and moose stroganoff recipes are wildlife prints from renowned Wild Wings artists such as David A. Maass, Rosemary Millette, and Michael Sieve.

As winter and ice fishing are in full swing along the North Shore, WTIP’s Kalli Hawkins and Joe Friedrichs felt inspired to recreate the 1980s cookbook by featuring winter fish recipes from Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officials along the North Shore.

WTIP spoke with Cory Goldsworthy, the Lake Superior area fisheries supervisor, Dean Parone, the Finland area fisheries supervisor, and Matt Weberg, the Grand Marais area fisheries supervisor, to learn about favorite methods of preparing and cooking fish. Listen to the recipes in this week’s episode of the WTIP’s Outdoor News Podcast.