braise /brāz/verbgerund or present participle: braising fry (food) lightly and then stew it slowly in a closed container.”I braised the beef and vegetables the day before” Let’s talk about a technique that I think every hunter needs to know. Braising. It is essentially stewing meat and sometimes vegetables. But it adds a flavor to the meat […]Read More A Key Wild Game Cooking Technique : The Braise
Its cold. I know, I live in Minnesota, its going to be cold, I get it. But remember, your pup is experiencing this cold too, and hes probably not getting all dressed up. The last couple of weeks has had me thinking about his physical well being, because he never does! Spike (my golden retriever) […]Read More Protecting Your Pups Paws!
It took me a long time to start to become a good cook, and I’m embarrassed to admit that it took me nearly twice as long to recognize the value that making your own stock adds to your kitchen. Stock is cheap and easy to find in any grocery, so you’re probably asking me why […]Read More Making Stock. An Essential Kitchen Skill
Hank Shaw is one of my culinary inspirations. He writes straight forward, easy to follow recipes that are delicious, and push the bounds of what you might think is possible with wild game. Recently I followed his instructions for fixing goose pastrami. I’m not a huge pastrami lover, nor have I ever tried making my […]Read More Stealing from a great Chef!
Here is a straight forward, simple meat sauce you can do with any ground game and any type of noodle. Its basically an Italian bolognese without pancetta, and not nearly cooked as long. I’m doing this one with venison, but we’ve had it with ground rabbit, turkey and beef (I didn’t shoot the cow, that […]Read More Nick’s Meat Sauce
Duck does not have to be complicated. I can’t count the number of times I’ve been told how gamey duck is, or that it needs to be smoked, or that you have to marinate it for hours to cut the flavor. I’m here to present a recipe that would argue otherwise. Start with a duck. […]Read More Duck – the easy way
It never fails. Each December, when I put on two layers of socks and pull on my rubber boots to go stomping through some cattails, I do it alone. Plots of public land crawling with pheasant hunters in October, haven’t seen boots on the ground since the first real cold front hit. If I can […]Read More Late Season Pheasants – Don’t Quit!