Tips on Marinating Wild Game for Better Taste

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Marinating wild game can be an important step in the cooking process. A marinade can help get rid of the “gamy” taste that these meats often have, and it can enhance the overall flavor.

The right marinade will have a mix of acidic or sour liquid with other flavoring ingredients. It is important to balance these tastes so that the marinade does not make the meat taste overly sour.

It is a good idea to choose your acidic agent. This can be citrus juice, buttermilk, yogurt, or vinegar. Dairy products are Read More »

How to Make Great Polk Salad

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Polk salad, also referred to as a poke salad, is a kind of salad popular in the Southern United States. It is made with the leaves of the American pokeweed plant, and is a regional specialty that most people have to come to the South to try.
In order to make a great polk salad, you will need pokeweed leaves. It is important to make sure that you not eat the roots, seeds, or berries Read More »

Tips for Marinating and Grilling Venison Backstrap

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Ah, the backstrap. That tender, coveted piece that makes it all worth it. It is obviously cause for celebration: a deer was harvested! While the backstrap is so tender it doesn’t require marinading, it does add an additional flavor level.

Marinades have three basic elements: oil, acid, and seasoning. Even that is open to interpretation. If the finished product is going on the grill, less oil is better. The easiest way to make a marinade Read More »

Warm Up – Tomato And Red Pepper Soup

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It’s been a few posts and a lot of laughs since I started this site and I am still amazed at how little people these days really know about country cooking. Case in point: I was online doing my usual thing – paying the bills, doing some shopping, looking at cable and texas electricity providers – when I decided I would try and search for some good country recipes for something simple like soup. I found all the usual suspects, pretty stereotypical, really, but I could NOT find a good soup recipe so I decided to post one of my own.

Here’s what you will need:
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 3 cups of vegetable stock
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 4 onions
- 1 teaspoon of paprika
- 3 red bell peppers
- 1 pound of fresh tomatoes
- 3 cloves of garlic

Here’s what you do:
1. For starters, you are going to need to chop up those red bell peppers, onions and tomatoes. Make it fine so they will blend into the soup without standing out. Don’t forget to mince the garlic, as well.

2. Heat up a large saucepan over high heat and cook up those onions and the vegetable oil. You should keep doing this until the onions are cooked and translucent.

3. Reduce the heat and add the peppers. Stir and cook for about 4 minutes or until soft.

4. Add the garlic and let these cook for a couple seconds. Then throw in everything else – the paprika, the salt, the stock – and bring it to a boil.

5. Reduce heat and let the mixture simmer for 20 minutes. Then, enjoy!

Crock Pot Classics

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It’s easier than ever to use your http://www.wildbluedeals.com/ connection to get online and look up a quick recipe for dinner but where’s the soul in that? We’re all about the slow, soft cooking of old and we think a slow cooker’s a great way to get those deep flavors. Here are a few of our favorite slow cooker dishes:

Pulled Pork: It’s about the easiest thing in the world, simply take one whole pork loin (defrosted) and a bottle of your favorite barbecue sauce, or enough to cover. Set on low for about 8 hours and when you get home you’ll have an instant pulled pork meal.

Beef Stew: Or as our grandmothers called it, stew beef. Simply cut up onions, carrots and celery then place in a stock pot with cuts of beef chuck or as good a cut as you can afford. Cover with water and a touch of flour and 6 hours later you’ll have a mean beef stew.

Macaroni and Cheese: Noodles, milk, cheese – that’s about all it takes for this classic. Be careful to grease the pot well before pouring in, though.

Three Great Dove Recipes for the Hunting Campfire

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Cooking dove over an open fire is incredibly simple and delicious. One of the easiest ways to do so is simply to split the breast and remove the entrails (you do not even have to de-feather the bird) and place it over an open fire right on the coals. After the bird is cooked, you pick the meat off with your fingers.

For an alternative and more delectable way to eat it you can skin the dove, removing the feathers before you cook it. You can roast the dove right over the open fire but you can also get more Read More »

Preparing Sweet Potatoes That Every Kid Will Love

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Sweet potatoes are one of the healthiest foods possible. Unlike their white potato cousins they do not raise your blood sugar dramatically when you eat them. This is good news for people watching their weight and for mothers who want to serve their children healthy and tasty food.

Sweet potatoes can be sliced just like french fries and baked in the oven for a wonderful healthy taste treat. You will be surprised at how good Read More »

Cornbread from Scratch: It’s Easy to Do!

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Nothing can complete a southern meal better than a warm serving of cornbread and even better if you can make it from scratch yourself. In order to make corn bread from scratch you will need the following ingredients:

1 cup of all-purpose flour
1 quarter cup of sugar
4 teaspoons of baking powder
3 quarter teaspoons of salt
1 cup of yellow cornmeal
2 medium sized eggs
1 cup of skim milk (regular milk can also be used)
1 quarter cup of soft shortening

To make this delicious homemade treat follow the following Read More »

The Most Unusual (and Delicious) Ingredients for Gumbo

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Gumbo is a stew thickened with roux and okra, a vegetable pod whose Angolan name is ngumbo. Okra was brought to the Americas by African slaves. Just about anything can go into a good, rich gumbo, and just about anything has.

Among the more unusual and delicious ingredients for gumbo is rabbit. Rabbit can be found in specialty meat stores or Asian markets. Rabbit can be cut up and cooked just like chicken.

Guinea hen is another unusual ingredient that can go into gumbo. Guinea hens can prepared like chickens, but when they’re Read More »