American Bushman

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Sunday, October 08, 2006

First venison of the season

We went out to dinner with my in-laws last night and their Country Club had a game-heavy menu that included pheasant, venison, walleye, duck, etc. This is quite a departure from the usual fare and quite a risk for the chef to take.

I had venison medallions (thin slices of loin) roasted and served with a cranberry Madeira wine reduction, roasted acorn squash, and a neat presentation of mashed russet and sweet potato. Yum.

There's little that fits better the taste of the season than pheasant, venison, duck, turkey, and goose. There is assuredly a reason for this (traditionally hunting season for these animals is this time of year.) Add apples, cranberries, and squash to the mix and you have a wide variety of delicious dishes that are easily prepared.

Thanks for reading,



At 5:03 PM, Blogger Stephen Renico said...

Stay at home dad who hunts: good for you! I should be so lucky.

I found your site by doing a search for the word "knifemaking", and I'm glad I found it. I make knives and I'd be happy to have you stop by my site, if you're still interested in different knives. I like what I've read in your later posts and plan on visiting here more often.

Speaking of hunting and venison, I created my own knife design for a hunting knife and traded the finished product for a freezer full of venison. :-) You can see the knife at:

Are you from Michigan? I noticed in an earlier post that you were at Bark River Knives near Escanaba.

Best regards,
Stephen Renico


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