Sauce Recipes

Grilled Corn and Black Bean Salsa for Fish

You grill the corn, not the black beans. This recipe is perfect for grilled firm-fleshed fish. It’s best prepared during the summer when local sweet corn is fresh and, if you can get some, homegrown tomatoes have been vine-ripened. This is also great as a side dish!

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Harry’s “No Catch” Orange Sauce

Great on fish and upland game. Start with these measurements and then adjust for your own taste. You can also make the sauce in the pan, right next to some pan-seared fresh fish, but cut the ingredients in half. If you want to punch it up, add some fresh garlic, ginger and some green onions.

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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Pan-Seared Venison Medallions with Balsamic Berry Sauce

Although the recipe calls for “pan-seared” venison medallions, the medallions 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.

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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.  

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