Author: Steve Mayer

Wild Game Recipe: Smoked Lake Trout

There is a myth out there that lake trout are not good to eat. They are too oily, or fishy tasting. I would like to dispel this myth with this great tasting way to smoke them. I enjoy smoking fish and this fruit flavored brine is great with lakers. Lake trout has more omega 3 oil than most salmon, and are really good for you. Instead of throwing them back next time you catch them, try smoking them! Ingredients 2 quarts water 1 cup brown sugar 2/3 cup kosher salt 1 tablespoon garlic powder 2 teaspoons onion powder 1...

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Wild Game Recipe: Salmon Poke

Salmon season is peaking right now, and here is a simple way to enjoy this tasty fish that is sure to be a hit in your home. You can use any type of Salmon for this method, fresh or frozen. I used a prime sockeye and it was perfect. Poke bowls are all the rage now, sort of a new age sushi form. Poke (pronounced POH-kay) is bite-size pieces of raw fish doused in a marinade with seasonings. These are then tossed in a bowl with rice and other condiments. Avocado, seaweed salad, fried garlic or shallots, vegetables, and...

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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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