Although you may be short on a few other ingredients, there’s usually a bottle of ketchup in the fridge. Many Farmer’s Markets are open with fresh, seasonal produce. Check them out! Here are a few recipe ideas to get you going. Now, you might be out of one or two ingredients and that’s where your…

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If you have your animals processed by a pro, there’s a good chance you’ll end up with a fair amount of cube steaks. Tougher cuts are run through a tenderizer, or “cuber.” If you process several of your own deer, consider a hand-operated or electric home cuber. They’re pretty handy.

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The key to blackening is to use a heavy skillet, preferably cast iron, and screaming-hot heat. Restaurants that serve blackened meats and fish keep a white-hot skillet over a burner at all times. I highly recommend that you open the doors and windows and provide as much ventilation as possible. Done properly, there’s plenty of…

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I’m always on the hunt for new and interesting mustard blends. Dijon, whole grain, blended with wine, herbs and spices — they’re all great accompaniments for a seared piece of deer meat, provided you like mustard. If mustard doesn’t honk your horns, you’ve probably already moved onto another recipe. Chimichurri sauce has its garlicky roots…

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