I love a good copy cat recipe, but I think this Elk Crunch Wrap Supreme fashioned after the Taco Bell one is my absolute favorite. Copy cat recipes are always fun to experiment with, whether it’s seeing if you can recreate the exact dining experience or develop your own twists that are a shout-out to the original, a good time will be had by all.Read more
My favorite attribute of the backstrap is its readiness to be eaten right away. I hang and age my quartersRead more
The crostini has made a name for itself in restaurants, at dinner parties, and for home date night. The canvas of a blank French bread allows the chef to paint the diner’s palette with a full flavor experience all in one bite. Working with the crostini can open creative avenues without requiring much time or cooking experience, and therefore making it one of my favorite ways to practice building complex and well-rounded flavor profiles I can then rotate into my cooking compilation.
This venison and cherry onion jam crostini tells an entire story in just one bite. The cherry onion jam is savory, but just a little sweet, with a kick of heat from the jalapenos. The sour cream and horseradish add a cool freshness to the rich cherry onion jam. Everything piles perfectly atop the tender venison backstrap.
Did I really just suggest fish on grilled cheese? Yes I did! Now wait a moment before you leave this recipe and just hear me out. I too was hesitant and distrusting of this notion of fish on a grilled cheese sandwich. Fish and cheese has never been a pairing that comes to my mind, but this Smoked Trout and Pear Grilled Cheese Sandwich is amazing!Read more
Want to have a date night on the town, but without the town? This coffee crusted wild game back strap with fried onion shoestrings makes for the perfect date night without having to leave the house. It presents beautifully, with the golden fried onion shoestrings piled high on a perfectly cooked steak and drizzled with a rustic, indulgent stout sauce. The only aspect better than the presentation is the taste!
Coffee grounds not only add a wonderful acidic element to a steak rub, they also act as a meat tenderizer. The coffee and mushroom rub creates a beautiful crust on the wild game back strap steaks and also helps seal in moisture, resulting in a delicate, juicy steak. The subtle grilled flavor from the coffee grinds also compliment the rich, savory flavor of the molasses stout sauce.
So, set the table because it’s date night!