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Scott Leysath

An Easy to Make Flank Steak Recipe


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Often discarded, the venison flank is a tender meaty morsel that’s also versatile. You can grill it as-is or pound it into thick little medallions and stuff it with asparagus, cheese and anything else that makes you happy. Slice it thinly across the grain and throw it into a hot wok for a quick and […]

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Home for the Holidays – Easy Venison Dishes


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It’s a given, at least with the people I hang out with, that I’ll see plenty of venison and duck poppers this holiday season. There will be those folks who will proclaim, “These are great! You can’t taste any gamey flavor at all.” There will also be large vats of venison chili, which is usually […]

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How to Make Fast and Easy Venison


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The holiday season can take a toll on your mental well-being. Too much bad food, always some place you have to be and people just don’t seem all that friendly during what should be one of the more congenial times of the year. For me, the biggest downside of annual Christmas parties, aside from getting […]

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How to Make Simple Yet Delicious Venison


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You might think that someone who cooks for a living is more apt to create something that is complicated. Or maybe he or she prefers obscure, exotic ingredients, things you won’t find at the grocery store. The cooking competition shows on Food TV are all about the contestants out-cheffing each other. It’s just not my […]

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Backstraps Made Easy – Really


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It’s been said that we eat with our eyes and that “presentation is everything.” Well, presentation is important, but whatever it is that looks really good had better taste good too or some folks are going to be really disappointed. During the holidays, put a little extra time into making your venison dishes look great […]

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The Dutch Oven – Easy to Use and Fun Too!


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150 years ago, back when the Winchester Repeating Arms Company was born, you’d be hard pressed to find a decent Teflon pan. And microwave ovens? Forget about it. The Dutch oven was the go-to cookware for most folks, especially for those who spent the better part of their days pioneering the West. They knew well […]

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Venison Enchiladas – Seasonal, Cheesy and Delicious!


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I prefer to make enchiladas with slow-roasted pulled meat from shoulder and neck roasts, but this recipe also works just fine with ground venison. Skip “The Roasting Part” and start with seasoned ground venison instead. 6 servings The Roasting Part venison hindquarter or shoulder roast, bone in or out olive oil salt, pepper, onion powder, […]

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Easy to Make venison Stew


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Many years ago, when I owned a restaurant near Sacramento, California, I’d get a little taste of the good life when wine salesman would take me over to Napa and Sonoma for wine sampling and incredible chow. Since I left the restaurant business, they just don’t call anymore and I can’t say that I blame […]

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Simplify Your Venison Prep – Enjoy Venison Even More


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“Soak your deer meat in buttermilk overnight. It will take out the gamey flavor and make it melt in your mouth.” Um, no.  Buttermilk might add some flavor to the meat, but it won’t turn tough into tender or release the gamey spirits, turning your deer into something more reminiscent of beef. Besides, the buttermilk […]

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Easy to Make – Venison Sausage


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I’m guessing that most of the folks who hunt don’t own a meat grinder. Perhaps it’s because they think that a good grinder costs a pile of money. Or maybe they believe that it’s another kitchen gadget that they just won’t use all that often. There was a time when I thought the same thing. […]

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