Because you can’t really talk about hunting without talking about cooking, I’ll be posting regular recipes on the blog. Thanks to those of you who’ve provided some already—they sound pretty great to me.
First up is Lou Alexander from Wichita, Kansas. She sent me the following comments on non-hunting neighbors and cooking, and also provided a great recipe that can be used with deer or game birds. Enjoy! –K.H.
_My favorite non-meat eating, anti-hunting person is a neighbor of ours. When we first met, we were at a party at someone's house. I was standing behind my husband when I heard him start talking about a beaver mount we have. This neighbor stuck her fingers in her ears and started going, “La, la, la, la, don't say anymore, I'm a PETA member.” Boy do we know how to impress the neighbors!
Anyway, this person is a walking contradiction. She doesn’t eat meat (I think more because she just doesn’t like it), although she’ll serve hot dogs and chicken to her kids. But she has new leather seats in her kitchen and my all time favorite is that she wears leather shoes because, “Pleather hurts my feet.” We have lots of fun giving her crap for her inconsistencies. We seem to have a don’t ask, don’t tell policy about our hunting.
My husband and I also get together with some friends and have game night. We enjoy trying new ways to cook game, and get the occasional treat of a less common meat, since we don’t all hunt the same things. You can’t beat good food and good friends._
My favorite recipe is called Ginger Steak. It was intended for beef, but I’ve found it’s awesome on deer and game birds.
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup soy sauce
4 cloves garlic minced
4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoons Accent
1 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger or 1 grated ginger root
Mix all ingredients and allow to sit for 30 minutes (or more)
Deer Steaks: 8 – 10 hours
Pheasant or Quail: 3 hours
Beef or Chicken: 1 1/2 hours
Grill over medium heat; be careful of flare-ups from the oil.