Port Red Wine Braised Venison Shanks with Mushroom Sauce, Asiago Polenta and Sautéed Kale

Do you think the shank meat is best suited for the grind pile because it's not good for anything else? Well, after a long slow braise, the tough, stringy, sinewy shanks are fork tender, and full of flavor.  This dish is reminiscent of the Italian countryside when paired with creamy asiago polenta, and kale.    … [Read more...]

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

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...]