Author: Steve Mayer

Wild Game Recipe: Planked Salmon Recipe

For those of you that have not tried plank cooking…try this! Plank cooking dates back to the native people of the Pacific Northwest, who grilled salmon over open fires on planks of cedar and alder wood. The plank serves two purposes. The fish does not fall through the grill and the wood smoke flavors the meat. The technique is really easy and there is no mess but a smoldered plank when you are done. Ingredients 2 Cedar grilling planks ¼ cup pure Maple Syrup 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes...

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Wild Game Recipe: Goose Poor Boy

I was pondering over what to do with some fresh goose breasts. Mike Deming had supplied them from a recent outing with Stillwater Outfitters in Colorado. Then it hit me. I can make an incredible poor boy sandwich out of them! I played around with some variances and came up with this baby. A truly unique way to expand your waterfowl dining options. Ingredients ½ Onion, Chopped 7 cloves garlic, chopped 2 pounds of cold Goose breast meat, in ½” cubes ½ pound ground pork Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper 1 tablespoon paprika 1 tablespoon hot sauce Seasoned...

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Wild Game Recipe: Venison Taco Stuffed Potatoes

A little Tex-Mex with that potato, oh you better believe it! Add a salad to make this a full meal, or use it as a filling side dish. Everyone in the family will like this tasty twice cooked potato. Kick them up with some extra heat for the chili heads out there. Love these babies. Ingredients 6 Large Russet Baking Potatoes Bacon grease (you can substitute vegetable oil, but why?) Kosher salt ½ cup sour cream ¼ cup milk 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 small onion, chopped ½ cup bell pepper, chopped 3 cloves of garlic, diced 1 pound...

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Wild Game Recipe: Bourbon Grilled Quail

There is nothing that gets the heart beating faster than busting a covey of quail and the sudden whirring of dozens of pairs of wings right next to you. Whew baby, it is hunting season! This recipe works equally well for store bought birds, so even if you don’t have the opportunity to hunt quail, you can enjoy the delicate flavor of this tasty game bird. Ingredients Marinade 1 12 ounce can Dr. Pepper ¼ cup Bourbon Whiskey 1 teaspoon Cajun Seasoning Recipe 6 Quail Kosher salt Fresh ground black pepper ¼ cup apricot jam 2 tablespoons Maple syrup...

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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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