Author: Steve Mayer

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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Wild Game Recipe: Braised Venison Shanks

Shanks, if you butcher your own meat you know this cut well. You are never quite sure what to do with them. They are full of tendons and serious hard muscle tissue, so we often just throw them in the grind pile for burger. These same characteristics make them ideal for slow cooking, and they are loaded with flavor. You can use any type of wild game with this recipe, and if you could try some lamb shanks if desired. This savory recipe will warm you up on a cold day and bring back fond memories of the hunt....

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Wild Game Recipe: Goose Egg Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce

I have talked to many a goose hunter that has given up on options for fine dining on said geese. This is an outstanding way to revitalize the preparation of waterfowl. It works equally well on ducks. It may look like there are a lot of ingredients, but they are mainly vegetables. The sauce is out of this world and is worth the extra effort. If you want to simplify the process, you could also use a store-bought sweet chili sauce, sweet and sour sauce, or just some hot Chinese mustard to dip them in as well. Whip some...

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Wild Game Recipe: Grilled Coffee Rubbed Quail

Quail are found almost everywhere in the United States. They are a great gamebird to hunt, and I have many fond memories of pursuing them with my English setter and pointers. The thrill of busting a covey in the early morning can really get your motor running. I love the social calling and clucking they do within the covey and for years had a couple of flight pens full of them in the back yard. If you don’t have the opportunity to hunt them, they can be found in the freezer section of some grocery stores and Asian markets....

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