Author: Steve Mayer

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: Dove Schnitzel

Dove hunting usually heralds the beginning of hunting season. Unless you are archery hunting deer, doves are the first season to open up. In fact more Americans shoot a gun on opening day of dove season than any other day of the year. It is a great sport for the whole family. The weather is still warm and there is not a whole lot of specialized gear needed. Doves can reach speeds of up to 55 miles per hour, and on a windy day can make for some really challenging targets. Mourning doves are the most common type of...

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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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