Venison Breakfast Sausage

Add 1 tsp per ¼ lb of ground meat, and —poof— instant fresh breakfast sausage! Make up a batch of this spice mix ahead of time to use as needed.

Wild Mushroom Soup

Venison stock is the perfect base for this simple but fantastic traditional recipe.

Basic Brown Stock

This is a basic recipe for brown stock, using bones and meat from just about any fish, game, or livestock. Click here for a detailed treatise on stock.

Poultry Brine

Brining improves flavor, reduces toughness, and adds moisture. Most meats benefit – but lean, tough meats (like game) benefit most of all.For wild birds brining opens up vast cooking options that otherwise may produce dry, tough meat.

Refried Beans

Ok, ok. It’s beans, not wild meat. Hey, it uses venison stock. And it’s so good it’s a perfect side dish for many other recipes.

Poultry Stock

Of course this works best with wild birds like turkey, pheasant — or even a big mess of quail. Don’t just “breast ’em out” and toss the rest — all those bones and meat are the ticket to great stock!

Chipotle Mayo

A spicy, delicious condiment that makes things pop!

Pickled Red Onion

A versatile condiment — limited only by your imagination. It’s native home however is the taco.

Caesar Salad

The big secrets to a Caesar salad that pops are really good fresh, crisp romaine, anchovies, and properly emulsified dressing. The other ingredients are important too… but those three are where most people take shortcuts that impact the result.

Taco Fixings

 Just some ideas for things to put out for taco night.

Roasted Ghost hot sauce

Ghost peppers also go by the name Naga Jolokia or Bhut Jolokia. If you were as evil as them you’d travel with alternative id’s too.

Venison Rub

This is a salt-free rub, suitable for Venison and any other red meat, like beef.

You apply salt ahead of time, creating a dry-brine. Apply 1/2 tsp. kosher salt per lb of meat (subtract bone weight), wrap in plastic or vacuum seal, and place in the refrigerator. About 2-4 hours for steaks or other thin cuts. 12-24 for others, and up to 48 for really large pieces. If using table salt instead of kosher, cut the amount nearly in half.

Apply the rub to your meat just before cooking.

Feral Hog/Pork Rub

Salt-free rub. Dry-brine 2-12 hours in advance with 1/2 tsp. kosher salt per 2# of meat. Ribs are half bone by weight.

1 Batch makes ≈ 1.5 cups. Use about 1/3 cup per butt. Lay heavy on ribs.