I had the opportunity to spend the afternoon at the headquarters of Tacticalories, a small-batch, craft seasonings company, based in upstate New York. In anticipation of my trip, I defrosted a breast of the gobbler a family friend shot last spring and a chunk of backstrap from my doe this past fall, so we could test out the seasonings on different types of wild game.
Casey, the founder of Tacticalories, was gracious enough to let me use his seasonings, grill, and other cooking utensils, and what we created was simple, yet delicious. For the turkey breasts, we made Assault and Pepper Turkey Schnitzel, and for the venison we did a coffee brine and rub, and grilled it to a nice medium rare. The recipe for the turkey schnitzel is below.
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- Wild turkey breasts
- Tacticalories Assault and Pepper seasoning
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Bread crumbs
- Cut the breast into manageable sized chucks – 2 to 3 inches
- Using a Grip-EZ Meat Hammer, pound the chunks thin
- Coat flattened breasts with EVOO and sprinkle on Assault and Pepper and massage into meat
- Coat meat in bread crumbs – getting the best coverage as possible. We didn’t have bread crumbs on hand so we use smashed up Ritz crackers.
- Cover the bottom of a pan with oil and heat on high
- Make sure the oil is nice and hot and place breaded turkey into pan – frying to a golden brown color. Takes about 3-5 minutes per side.
- After done frying – eat immediately (careful it’s hot) or place on a paper towel lined plate. We preferred eating it immediately.
- 1 Tablespoon grass-fed butter, melted
- 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 Tablespoon ketchup
- ½ Tablespoon Assault and Pepper seasoning
As a side dish, we simply grilled zucchini, peppers, and asparagus with a generous coating of the Assault and Pepper seasoning.
Casey and the Tacticalories team pride themselves on how fresh their seasonings are, being small-batch, you will be getting seasonings that were created just days before they hit your doorstep. Make sure to check Tacticalories out, they have a Pre-sale going on now for their new Lemon Prepper seasoning.
Harvesting Nature readers can get 10% off Tacticalories Seasonings using promo code HARVEST10. Stop by their store today to pick up a fresh batch!
Stick around, the recipe for the coffee brined venison backstrap will be featured next week!
Special thanks to Casey of Tacticalories.
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