Braised Wild Turkey with Mole Poblano

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Wild turkey and mole is a play on the traditional Mexican dish Pollo en Mole Poblano. The spicy sweet flavor of this dish makes it my favorite and every time I make it, I'm reminded of my first trip to Puebla, Mexico. This recipe is a bit involved, but it makes a lot and the sauce can be used for so many dishes, so it's worth the effort. Enjoy! … [Read more...]

Venison Chili

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Everyone loves venison chili, and I've created this version to be a bit milder for those who can't handle the "three alarm" type. I've added a few tablespoons of mole for a touch of cocoa flavor, and brown sugar for sweetness to balance out the spicy and savory ingredients.   The spices are incorporated by using a "two spice-dump" system, that allows the spices to meld into the chili, … [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...]