Throwback Thursday {Fish and Seafood}

Fishing for a recipe that’s fresh from the water? We’re ‘hooking’ you up with some recipes that include the catch of the day. Crawfish Boil   Tilapia with Stewed Tomatoes   Smoked Trout, Rice, Asparagus and Pea Salad   Pecan-smoked Trout

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Loaded for Bear Stew

I love old cookbooks. Back when I worked at the public library, I checked the book donations for old cookbooks. One such rescue was a vintage Wild Game Cookbook from the Remington Sportsman’s Library circa 1968. Thanks to a successful deer season this past year, we have a freezer full of deer meat. We use […]

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Venison Gravy

As promised, here is how my friend made Venison Gravy earlier this week. It’s a rare occasion for me to have Venison Gravy so I definitely gorged myself.

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Pan Fried Venison

This week I had the treat of enjoying some Pan Fried Venison with a good friend of mine. He had a tenderloin that needed to be eaten and was kind enough to share!

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Pecan-smoked Trout

Smoking with pecan shells makes for a milder, but still tasty, smoky flavor. Its subtleness goes well with the mild flavor of fish. Soak the pecan shells in water 4 to 12 hours before using. The first recipe below is for smoking trout and is adapted from Steve Wright’s excellent book “Ozark Trout Tales.”

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Wild Wednesday: Smoked Goose Breast Quesadillas with Chipotle Guacamole

A successful goose hunt provides the makings for some of the most delectable wild game meals you’ll ever eat. The dark, richly flavored meat of snow geese, Canada geese and white-fronted geese is superb when properly prepared. If you listen to some hunters, however, you might wrongfully conclude that geese “aren’t fittin’ to eat.” Those […]

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Wild Wednesday – Squirrel & Dumplings

“Squirrel and dumplings” ranks high on my list of all-time-favorite wild game dinners. My mother and grandmother often prepared this delicious, filling meal when I was growing up, and I still get a hankering for it when autumn chills the air. Preparation is simple and inexpensive. Take some tough old squirrels (or rabbits, if you […]

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Down-South Fish Cakes

During Lent, my Catholic friends abstain from eating meat on Fridays. However, shellfish, saltwater and freshwater fish species are permitted. With Lent in mind, I thought it appropriate to post a fish recipe that everyone can enjoy. I love fish cakes, crab cakes (hmmm . . . make that anything that includes the word cake). This recipe for Down-South Fish Cakes is fantastic. Try it this Friday or any day of the week, and look for another great fish recipe coming soon.

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