LOBSTER SKEWERS BASTED WITH “MARGARITA BUTTER” LIME PEEL ORZO, GRILLED ASPARAGUS, AND RADISH SPROUTS WITH LIME VINAIGRETTE

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The other day I was taking a break from my work day by relaxing on the patio, and I was thinking it would be a nice time for a margarita!! Margaritas are like the perfect drink. They're tangy, salty, and sweet with a citrus kick! And I wondered how it would taste poured over grilled meat or fish.  For obvious reasons, pouring a margarita over an open flame is probably not the best idea, but I … [Read more...]

Sous Vide Wild Pig Leg Shiitake Mushroom Terrine

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A yummy appetizer made by creating wild pig rillettes with a Sous Vide Supreme Water Oven (or immersion circulator), which can be served as part of an elegant first course or as part of a charcuterie platter for a buffet.  While the preparation takes up to three days, most of the time is refrigeration or inactive cooking.  Once you season and seal up the vacuum bags with the meat inside, … [Read more...]

Sous Vide Frogs Legs with Carrot Pea Risotto

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If you're going gigging, and want to try frog as a main dish but have no other ideas besides deep frying, then this recipe is for you! Tough chewy frogs legs are tenderized and garlicky after being poached for hours in a water bath. The meat falls off the bone, and that's just fine with me since I'm adding it to a carrot/pea risotto!! And I just love the beautiful orange risotto which reminds me … [Read more...]

Sous Vide Chicken Fried Rabbit

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With such low fat, wild rabbit is notorious for being tough and stringy, but a low slow poach in the Sous Vide Supreme water oven makes it tender, and retains all the flavor. Add coating and a quick deep fry and this dish will beat fried chicken, hands down!! Served with fried polenta cakes and smoked red pepper cream sauce, this dish will knock your socks off!   … [Read more...]

Sous Vide Pheasant with Red Wine Poached Seckel Pears and Spiced Pumpkin Puree

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I've finally discovered how I can make the most juicy, and tender pheasant... with a Sous Vide Supreme water oven.  Once the pheasant are prepped and vacuum sealed, the water oven does all the hard work. While this dish has many components and may look intimidating, the steps are quite easy, and most can be done 24 hours ahead.  Don't shy away from this one... you'll love it and it's … [Read more...]

Jerk Spice Rubbed Grilled Wild Ahi Tuna with Mango Bell Pepper Salsa

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In my efforts to drop a few (okay, a lot) of pounds, I made this jerk spice rubbed tuna that is grilled for under a minute to keep it moist. I cool the spiciness of it by serving the tuna on a bed of mango salsa. This Meat On A Stick Monday is light, low calorie, full of flavor, has heart healthy omega 3 fatty acids, a full serving of fruits and vegetables and there isn't a pound of butter in … [Read more...]

Coriander Agave Syrup Glazed Bacon Wrapped Scallops

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Course ground toasted coriander and agave syrup make a slightly spicy sweet glaze brushed over bacon wrapped scallops! The salty bacon tempers the sweet agave, and the plump juicy scallops make a great skewer. I served them along with a warm potato salad of fingerling potatoes and fresh crisp green beans with a bacon apple cider dijon mustard vinaigrette, but you could serve them with any side you … [Read more...]

Bourbon Glazed Game Meat Skewers with Dirty Rice

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Many years ago while living on the East Coast, I used to take my daughters to a food court restaurant called, Cajun Cafe. Their bourbon chicken/pork was soooo good! I’d get mine with a little extra spice. Since I moved to Cali I craved it but hadn’t found a Cajun Cafe, so I decided to experiment. With bourbon, brown sugar, and a kick of cayenne… I think it’s as close as I can get to their version. … [Read more...]

APRICOT CHILE GLAZED CHUKAR WITH GRILLED APRICOTS

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These little birds are grilled quickly and brushed with a spicy sticky glaze made fast with store bought preserves and canned green chiles.  Serve on a bed of salad greens for a light summertime meal.  Spatchcocking these little birds helps them cook evenly and lightening fast.   Click on the image on the right to watch Dan and Bobbie Jo prepare this delicious … [Read more...]

Sous Vide Cooking

Of all the cooking methods I use to put wild food on the table, sous vide cooking has to be the most intriguing and exciting. Sous vide cooking isn't necessarily new in restaurants, but due to advances in scaling the equipment for home use, and making it affordable, sous vide has allowed home cooks to take advantage of precision cooking. I've teamed up with Sous Vide Supreme to create a series of … [Read more...]

Sous Vide Rack of Wild Boar with Sous Vide Sausage Fig Dressing and Fig Port Sauce

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This rack of wild pig is slowly cooked in a water oven to create one of the most tender racks I've ever made. Wild pig loin has very little fat, so it can be a challenge to cook without drying it. But with the help of sous vide cooking, the result is nothing short of perfection. I also made a wonderful sausage fig dressing which was also easy to make in the water oven. Once I made the … [Read more...]

Kufta (kofta) with Tzatziki

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We're going to the Middle East with Meat on a Stick Monday! I love the spices and flavors of the Middle East. With so many countries in close proximity to each other there is an overlap of cuisine. Kufta (or kofta) are little meatballs or meatloaves skewered and cooked over an open fire. Many Middle Eastern countries have their own variation of them. Greece, Iran, Israel, Turkey, Pakistan, and … [Read more...]

Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp Skewers with Grilled Pineapple, Forbidden Rice with Mango and Captain Morgan Spiced Rum Sauce

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Succulent jumbo shrimp are wrapped in prosciutto then skewered along with sweet pineapple and grilled for just a few minutes.  Then they are laid atop chewy, nutty black rice with mango with a spicy rum butter sauce!! Talk about a tropical delight on a stick!!    … [Read more...]

Elk Sate (Satay) with Peanut Sauce

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 Elk striploin is marinated for 24 hours, then quickly grilled and drizzled with a simple peanut sauce for a play on an Indonesian favorite. I made it a main course with coconut milk rice and steamed edamame with chili flakes and black pepper! Meats on a stick are the perfect food.     It can also be served as a buffet appetizer by placing the skewers on a bed of dry roasted … [Read more...]

Sous Vide Cooking

   Of all the cooking methods I use to put wild food on the table, sous vide cooking has to be the most intriguing and exciting. Sous vide cooking isn't necessarily new in restaurants, but due to advances in scaling the equipment for home use, and making it affordable, sous vide has allowed home cooks to take advantage of precision cooking. I've teamed up with Sous Vide Supreme to … [Read more...]