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Sauce Recipes

Mushroom, Freakshow and Horseradish Sauce

Don’t let the name throw you off, this sauce is great with antlered game and waterfowl. Goes great over any venison cut. The “Freakshow” in this instance is Michael David Winery’s Cabernet Sauvignon. You can substitute any dry red wine, too.   Print Recipe Mushroom, Freakshow and Horseradish Sauce Ingredients1 tablespoon olive oil2 cups mushrooms…

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Miguel Valdez makes Brown Butter for Fish

Learn How to Make Brown Butter – Perfect for Fish!

One of San Diego’s top chefs, Miguel Valdez, shows how to make brown butter, a perfect accompaniment for just-cooked fish from Catalina Offshore Products on The Sporting Chef TV show. [youtube width=”600″ height=”400″ video_id=”VUaQPg3d6uo”]

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Linkie Marais’ Cranberry Chutney

This recipe is from Linkie Marais, another Food Network Star finalist on our show – and she’s good! Spoon this chutney over a perfectly cooked steak. It’s a little sweet, a little sour and great on any dark-fleshed game, feral swine, bison and domestic pork and beef. Print Recipe Linkie Marais’ Cranberry Chutney Ingredients1 cup…

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Ground Elk Pitas with Tzatziki Sauce

Susie Jimenez loves Indian fusion cooking, so she created this elk pita recipe with homemade Tzatziki sauce (just like a Gyro). Top it with a lot of cabbage and you have a hearty meal. Susie layered her pita with sauce, then elk, sauce so the flavors all marry together with every bite. Print Recipe Ground…

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Marinated Venison Appetizer with Sweet Mustard Sauce

This recipe will work with the hindquarter muscles of young animals and, of course, tenderloins and backstraps. The Sweet Mustard Sauce is great on just about any big or little game – even pork chops. Let the marinade sit for a little while in the fridge for the flavors to “marry.” Print Recipe Marinated Venison…

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Pan-Seared Venison Medallions with Balsamic Berry Sauce

Although the recipe calls for “pan-seared” venison medallions, the medllions can also be grilled or broiled as long as you don’t overcook them. When using hindquarter cuts, slice the meat with the grain into strips about 4 inches wide. Slice across the grain of each piece, about 1/2 inch wide, to make the medallions. Print…

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Tomato and Cucumber Salsa

Just go to your garden for this recipe. A great way to use all those cucumbers – but you’ll want to seed them first. A little zing from the jalapeno and a burst of lime add a fresh taste to cucumbers in this refreshing fresh salsa.   Print Recipe Tomato and Cucumber Salsa IngredientsTomato and…

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Plum Salsa

Let this rest at room temperature for about 30 minutes to get all the flavors to combine. Perfect as a side or snack on a hot summer day – or a great accompaniment to fish or upland game. When you start creating your own fruit salsas, you can make flavors you wrote find in stores.  …

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Grilled Fish with Plum Salsa

Plums make this fish dish sweeter – so try pairing a sweeter wine – like Michael David Winery’s Symphony  A blend with Muscat grapes, among others, make the perfect summer grilling wine. Add a fresh garden salad and grill some bread and you are in business for a patio party. Be sure to invite me…

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