“Butt Rubbed” Spice Rubbed Roasted Wild Pig Top Butt with Apricot Sauce, Pecan Dried Apricot Butter, Chile Whipped Garnet Yams, Bacon Shallot Sautéed Kale

I created this recipe for Wilderness Unlimited Hunting Club quarterly magazine. I used a seven day, dry aged wild pig top butt, but this can be adapted for a boneless loin too (domestic Kurobuta pork can be used if you don't have access to wild boar).     I start out with a dry rub on the meat, then wrapped it in saran wrap and refrigerated it for twenty-four … [Read more...]

Vanilla Butter Poached Lobster Tail

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No need for oily drawn butter when you could have lobster cooked in a warm vanilla scented butter bath! I created this dish for a client, who wanted lobster with butter, but not the messy traditional drawn butter. I used a technique created by Chef Thomas Keller, but put a twist on the recipe by incorporating vanilla flavor into the butter sauce.  Vanilla and lobster go great together! … [Read more...]

Everything But The Kitchen Sink Venison Barley Stew

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I have lots of ingredients in this soup but once they all simmer for a few hours, they create a hearty winter stew. I used the stove top for this recipe, but you could adapt it to the crockpot by cooking everything except the barley, potatoes, frozen vegetables and kale on low heat 4-5 hours, then add the barley for another 2 hours (stir occasionally), then turn up the heat to high and add the … [Read more...]

Apple Cider Smoked Pheasant

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I love pheasant! It's such a great bird to have for those who haven't tried wild game birds before. They aren't very large, and the flavor is quite mild compared to other game birds. One pheasant will feed two hungry people. The apple cider brine, creates a flavorful bird inside and promotes a beautiful golden skin. Then, four layers of caul fat are wrapped around it to protect the bird … [Read more...]

Pomegranate Molasses Glazed Lavender Coriander Crusted Wild Pig Rack Of Loin with Roasted Figs and Pecans

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This is a quick version of a longer one I created for a tv appearance. The pomegranate molasses sweet/tart flavor tastes so great over game meats and roasted fruits. And adds a fast tasty glaze when time is limited. … [Read more...]