Author: Steve Mayer

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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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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