Author: Steve Mayer

Wild Game Recipe: Yellowtail with Teriyaki Glaze

I like thick yellowtail steaks and cook them rare. Farmed Yellowtail or Hamachi is one of the fish most prized for sushi. The wild fish is also excellent table fare and this recipe really highlights the flavor and texture of this great fish. Ingredients 2 pounds Yellowtail Fillets 1 to 1½” thick Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper ¼ cup soy sauce ¼ cup white wine ¼ cup mirin (Japanese cooking wine) ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 ½ teaspoon sugar 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons vegetable oil Preparation Method Trim the steaks, removing any dark areas. Salt...

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Pro’s Tips: Field to Table

By Steve Mayer Sportsman’s News Pro Staff You have hunted or fished hard on a trip and were successful at obtaining some quality, hormone free, natural animal protein for your family. Now it is time to make sure that precious commodity is processed in the best manner available to ensure fine dining down the road. Most fishing and hunting trips are not located in the back yard, so the transportation of the meat to your home should be a very serious concern. No one will take care of it as well as you can. Here is my way for...

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Wild Game Recipe: Venison Enchilada Pie

Add a little Tex-Mex to your menu with this easy to make crowd pleaser. This is a great “one pan meal” to fix in a jiffy. You can use any type of venison (game meat) that is ground. Fat does not need to be added to the meat if you are grinding it fresh for the purists out there. Add as much heat as you prefer or keep the recipe original to appease the whole family and your serving individually. Meat, cheese, and sour cream… C’mon you need to try this dish! Ingredients 1 tablespoon Olive Oil 1 small...

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Wild Game Recipe: Cast-Iron Bison Steak With Whiskey Peppercorn Sauce

My buddy Mike Deming called and told me about his upcoming trip to New Mexico hunting the American Bison. I mentioned that I would be tickled to have a chunk of steak from one to play with for a recipe. A few days later he called and told me that he was successful on the hunt and harvested a nice meat Bison. He not only had a hunk of back strap for me, but the heart as well. Now that is a good friend! I happened to be up in Utah for the week-end and enthusiastically hustled over to...

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Wild Game Recipe: Razor Clam Cakes with Chipotle Mayo

Eileen and I like to go up to the Pacific Northwest in the spring and try our hand at steelhead fishing with our good friends Ben and Trina Dragoo. We venture to their home town of Aberdeen where Ben is a drift boat guide. The weather is a constant foe and more often than not it rains like the dickens and the rivers get blown out. Not a great way to spend some valuable time off work. This year Ben advised us to schedule our trip to coincide with a few days of low “clamming tides”. We took his...

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