Chef Jamie McAfee, executive chef and manager of the Pine Bluff Country Club, was just 14 when he started cooking hamburgers, corn dogs and other foods by the pool at the Delta Country Club in McGehee. His father, the long-time chef at Delta Country Club had encouraged him and it led to what McAfee calls […]
Fishing for a recipe that’s fresh from the water? We’re ‘hooking’ you up with some recipes that include the catch of the day. Crawfish Boil Tilapia with Stewed Tomatoes Smoked Trout, Rice, Asparagus and Pea Salad Pecan-smoked Trout
I love old cookbooks. Back when I worked at the public library, I checked the book donations for old cookbooks. One such rescue was a vintage Wild Game Cookbook from the Remington Sportsman’s Library circa 1968. Thanks to a successful deer season this past year, we have a freezer full of deer meat. We use […]
As promised, here is how my friend made Venison Gravy earlier this week. It’s a rare occasion for me to have Venison Gravy so I definitely gorged myself.
This week I had the treat of enjoying some Pan Fried Venison with a good friend of mine. He had a tenderloin that needed to be eaten and was kind enough to share!
Smoking with pecan shells makes for a milder, but still tasty, smoky flavor. Its subtleness goes well with the mild flavor of fish. Soak the pecan shells in water 4 to 12 hours before using. The first recipe below is for smoking trout and is adapted from Steve Wright’s excellent book “Ozark Trout Tales.”
A successful goose hunt provides the makings for some of the most delectable wild game meals you’ll ever eat. The dark, richly flavored meat of snow geese, Canada geese and white-fronted geese is superb when properly prepared. If you listen to some hunters, however, you might wrongfully conclude that geese “aren’t fittin’ to eat.” Those […]
“Squirrel and dumplings” ranks high on my list of all-time-favorite wild game dinners. My mother and grandmother often prepared this delicious, filling meal when I was growing up, and I still get a hankering for it when autumn chills the air. Preparation is simple and inexpensive. Take some tough old squirrels (or rabbits, if you […]
During Lent, my Catholic friends abstain from eating meat on Fridays. However, shellfish, saltwater and freshwater fish species are permitted. With Lent in mind, I thought it appropriate to post a fish recipe that everyone can enjoy. I love fish cakes, crab cakes (hmmm . . . make that anything that includes the word cake). This recipe for Down-South Fish Cakes is fantastic. Try it this Friday or any day of the week, and look for another great fish recipe coming soon.