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...]

Venison Heart Anticuchos

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Walk around most any street in Peru, or attend a sports event and Beef Heart Anticuchos will be the snack you'll most likely encounter. The slightly spicy, tangy meats on a stick are a favorite of Peruvians.  They are so easy to make, and utilize a part of the animal most wouldn't consider.  With a quick marinade in ahi panca sauce, these tasty bites only need a skewer and a few minutes … [Read more...]

Rhubarb Glazed Roasted Chukar with Sautéed Cannellini Beans Artichoke Barigoule and Mushrooms

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I love these little birds! They are the perfect size for a main course, and while they aren't too strong on flavor, they make for a nice game bird for the timid eater. It's early spring and rhubarb is in season, and so I glazed it with some rhubarb syrup.  I decided to serve it with a side of sautéed cannellini beans and artichoke barigoule.  It kept the dish light, and highlighted the … [Read more...]

Venison Shish Ka-Bobbie Jo

Summer is on it's way so that means it's time to pull out the grill! And this is hands down my favorite shish-ka-bob made my way, so I decided to name it after myself. lol For the best flavor, marinate the venison no less than 24 hours.   I suggest you use a dry aged top butt or backstrap for the most tender cut and cook it no more than medium-rare.

Summer is on it's way so that means it's time to pull out the grill! And this is hands-down my favorite shish kabob made my way, so I decided to name it after myself. lol For the best flavor, marinate the venison no less than 24 hours. I suggest you use a dry aged top butt or backstrap for the most tender cut and cook it to no more than rare to medium-rare. Click on the thumbnail to the … [Read more...]

Pennsylvania Dutch Ham “Popeye”

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Growing up in Central PA with a Pennsylvania Dutch Grand-mother whose family name was Yingling, and a Mother who made lots of inventions with second day dinners, we have a dish using leftover ham and homemade noodles my Mom always referred to as "Popeye." From what I gather, the original PA Dutch name is "botboi" or pot pie. How it came to be re-named "popeye" in my family is a mystery, and quite … [Read more...]

Wild Game Tamales

Gilbert Loredo Wild Game Tamales

Gilbert Loredo: Because this recipe is fairly easy but time consuming, make it a party by inviting friends and relatives to all share in the fun and make a large batch. And remember to taste test quite often. This recipe can be easily modified for added flavors or different types of meat from domestic to wild game!! By Gilbert Loredo         … [Read more...]

Horseradish Crusted Venison Top Sirloin with Black Currant Sauce and Caraway Seed Spaetzle Gratin

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A roasted venison top sirloin (aka "football roast") is topped with a horseradish panko crust and served with an easy black currant sauce.  The sweetness from the sauce is a great foil for the bite of horseradish.  Add a side of homemade creamy cheesy caraway seed spaetzle and Sunday dinner just reached a whole new level!   … [Read more...]

Canned Venison Risotto with Smoked Gouda and Toasted Walnuts

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What to make with my last quart jar of canned of 2013 venison before making a new batch? Risotto of course! Given my background, I can’t go more than a few weeks without making risotto. I have made risotto in many different ways with many different additions of vegetables, cheeses, and meats. Even making risotto cakes with leftovers makes the enjoyment of risotto last longer. And canning meats is … [Read more...]

Farm Raised Herb Crusted Duck Legs with Duck Fat Roasted Potatoes and Purple Carrots, Sautéed Lacinato Kale and Pickled Figs

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When my time is limited and I don't want take-out, I make good use from ready made ingredients or those that need little prep to create a tasty meal on a busy weeknight.  I created this dish when I had only about 20 minutes to prep time.       … [Read more...]

Smoked Duck Strudel with Blueberry Pinot Noir Sauce

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I made this for a client in my personal chef business when she requested "I'd like something with smoked duck, and blueberries." This strudel is crispy on the outside, and has a creamy salty flavor from the cheese on the inside.  The blueberries give the duck a sweet/tart taste. And because Pinot Noir has fruity notes, I added it to the blueberry sauce. The combination turned out great, so … [Read more...]