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.

Louis Dressing

This is the dressing for a traditional “Crab Louie” salad (best with Dungeness), or it’s weaker cousin the “Shrimp Louie”.

A proper Louie dressing has a background of horseradish and onion. Many versions are instead based on pickle relish. They are abominations, an insult to the Louie. It’s like comparing Russian dressing to Thousand Island.

Cocktail Sauce

It breaks my heart that some top-quality restaurants no longer serve shellfish meat like shrimp and crab accompanied by this traditional American dipping sauce. Now it comes with something that looks like it was generated by an app designed to impress foodies. In V1 it Read More …

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!

Moose Munch

OK, it’s not wild game. Pretty hard to work game into desserts. And it does have “Moose” in the name. You could use it to say “OK kids, eat all your venison and daddy will make moose munch.”

If popping your own from kernels, keep in mind that freshness matters — Not because they go bad, but because they lose some of the moisture they need to pop properly. If it’s been on the shelf a year or so just buy a new batch.

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.

Sausage Dressing—with some tricks!

This is a fairly standard stuffing/dressing recipe, but with some tricks that make a difference: Use poultry fat instead of butter. Reserve a third of the celery raw until final mix before the oven step (adds crunch). Instead of browning the sausage crumbled, form it Read More …

Russian Dressing

For venison Reubens, etc. Less “meh” than Thousand Island.

Caesar Salad

It is NOT hard to make excellent Caesar Salad! The big secrets to making it “pop” are anchovies, good fresh crisp romaine, and properly emulsified dressing. The other ingredients are important too… but those three are where most people take shortcuts that make the result Read More …

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.