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Marinated Deer Flank Steak with Ramen

By Ian Malepeai Idaho Fish & Game

Ingredients

Marinade

1 each Deer Flank Steak (about 1 lb. of venison total, really any cut could work with this)
1 tablespoon Gochujang (look in the Asian food section)
1 tablespoon Honey
1 tablespoon Sesame Oil
2 tablespoons Water
1 teaspoon Shichimi Togarashi, optional
Add everything but the flank steak to a medium sized mixing bowl. Combine with a fork until mix is smooth and all ingredients are incorporated. Add the flank steak and coat evenly with the marinade. Cover bowl with clear film and leave in the fridge anywhere from 4-24 hours.

Heat grill to medium-high. Take the venison directly from the refrigerator to the grill, do not pre-warm the meat at all. Cook flank steak no more than 3 minutes on each side. Remove to clean plate and let rest before slicing. Slice thin and serve on top of the Ramen bowl.

The “Ramen”

6 cups water
1 tablespoon vinegar, white
2 packages “Oriental” Ramen
1 cup broccoli florets
1 cup matchstick carrots
1 cup chopped kale
4 eggs
1 mango, cored and sliced thin

Directions

In one medium sized sauce pan add 4 cups water, bring to a boil. In a separate sauté pan add two cups of water and add the vinegar – bring to a simmer.

Add to the ramen (including the flavor pouches, opened), broccoli, carrots and kale to the four cups of water. Bring back to a boil and remove from heat.

Crack, gently, the four eggs into the vinegar-water and let simmer until the egg whites completely set but the yolk is still runny, about 2 minutes.

Portion into four bowls the ramen, broth and vegetable mix. Top each bowl with a poached egg, sliced mangos and sliced flank steak.
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Sausage Pizza With Spinach Salad

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Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

1 pound pizza dough, at room temperature
All-purpose flour, for dusting
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 pound sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
3/4 cup whole-milk ricotta cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup shredded provolone cheese
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
4 cups baby spinach (about 2 1/2 ounces)
1 small bulb fennel, trimmed, cored and thinly sliced
1/2 cup chopped roasted red peppers
3/4 cup quartered marinated artichoke hearts, drained and halved
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
Red pepper flakes, for topping

Directions

Make the pizza: Place an inverted baking sheet or pizza stone on the lowest oven rack; preheat to 475 degrees F. Stretch the pizza dough into an 11-by-15-inch rectangle on a floured piece of parchment paper; trim any excess paper around the dough. Transfer the dough (on the parchment) to a pizza peel or another inverted baking sheet and slide the dough and parchment onto the hot baking sheet. Bake until browned in spots, 10 to 12 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook, breaking it up into pieces with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, about 4 minutes.

Remove the crust from the oven. Spread the ricotta on top, leaving a 1-inch border. Sprinkle with the mozzarella, provolone and parmesan; top with the sausage and garlic. Return the pizza to the oven and bake until the cheese is bubbling, 8 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle with the oregano.

Meanwhile, make the salad: Soak the red onion in ice water for 10 minutes, then drain. Toss the spinach, fennel, roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts and red onion in a large bowl with the vinegar and olive oil; season with salt and pepper.

Top the pizza with the salad and cut into pieces. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes.
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Chicken Piccata Pasta Toss

Food Network Magazine
Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/3 pounds chicken breast tenders, cut into 1-inch pieces
Salt and pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons butter
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 shallots, chopped
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup white wine
1 lemon, juiced
1 cup chicken broth or stock
3 tablespoons capers, drained
1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped
1 pound penne rigate pasta, cooked to al dente
Chopped or snipped chives, for garnish

Directions

Heat a deep nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add a tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil and the chicken to the pan. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Brown chicken until lightly golden all over, about 5 to 6 minutes.

Remove chicken from pan and return the skillet to the heat. Reduce heat to medium. Add another tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter, the garlic and shallots to the skillet. Saute garlic and shallots 3 minutes.

Add flour and cook 2 minutes. Whisk in wine and reduce liquid 1 minute. Whisk lemon juice and broth into sauce.

Stir in capers and parsley. When the liquid comes to a bubble, add remaining 1/2 tablespoon butter to the sauce to give it a little shine.

Add chicken back to the pan and heat through, 1 to 2 minutes.

Toss hot pasta with chicken and sauce and serve.

Adjust salt and pepper, to your taste.

Top with fresh snipped chives.
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Ground Chicken Tacos with Creamy Salsa

Food Network Magazine
Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 cloves garlic, grated on a rasp or minced
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon coriander
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon (1 packet) sazon seasoning
1 pound ground chicken
2 teaspoons flour
1 cup chicken stock
12 taco shells, kept warm in a 200 degree oven
Shredded lettuce, for serving
Creamy Salsa, for serving, recipe follows

Directions

In a large saute pan with straight sides over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil. Add the red and green bell pepper, onion and then season with salt and a few grinds of black pepper. Saute until the vegetables are tender then add the garlic, cumin, coriander, cayenne pepper, and sazon seasoning. Cook for a minute or so then add the ground chicken and cook, breaking up the chicken with a wooden spoon while stirring. Make sure to really break up the ground chicken on this step so there are no large clumps.

Once the chicken is cooked through, sprinkle the flour over the top and stir while cooking to allow the flour to blend into the chicken for a few minutes. Add the chicken stock then raise the heat to a simmer and cook until the stock thickens a bit, about 4 to 5 minutes.

Serve in warm taco shells topped with shredded lettuce and a dollop of Creamy Salsa.

Creamy Salsa

Yield: 1 1/2 cups

Ingredients

4 Roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
1 scallion, finely chopped
1 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon hot sauce (recommended: Frank’s Red Hot)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Combine the tomatoes, cilantro, red onion, jalapeno, scallion, sour cream hot sauce, garlic powder, and lime juice in a medium bowl. Stir to combine, then season with salt and pepper to taste, and refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.
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Pork Chops with Cornbread Stuffing

Yield: 4 servings
Food Network Magazine

Ingredients

2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh parsley
2 scallions, thinly sliced
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1 heaping cup crumbled cornbread
1 large egg, lightly beaten
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
4 bone-in pork chops (1 inch thick; about 10 ounces each)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 1/4 pounds green beans, trimmed
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Combine the parsley, scallions, jalapeno, cornbread, egg, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper in a bowl. Cut a deep 2-inch-wide pocket into the side of each pork chop. Stuff the cornbread mixture into the pockets.

Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the pork with salt and pepper. Add to the skillet in batches and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet; reserve the skillet. Bake until cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil; add the green beans and cook until crisp-tender, 3 minutes. Drain; return to the pot. Add 2 tablespoons butter. Season with salt and pepper; toss.

Remove the pork from the baking sheet and pour the juices on the baking sheet into the skillet. Sprinkle the flour over the juices; cook over medium heat, whisking, 1 minute. Whisk in the broth, scraping up any browned bits, until smooth and thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat; whisk in the remaining 1 tablespoon butter and 3/4 teaspoon pepper and drizzle over the pork chops. Serve with the green beans.
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Shrimp Scampi with Linguini

Food Network Magazine
Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients

1 pound linguini
4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
2 shallots, finely diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
Pinch red pepper flakes, optional
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup dry white wine
Juice of 1 lemon
1/4 cup finely chopped parsley leaves

Directions

For the pasta, put a large pot of water on the stove to boil. When it has come to the boil, add a couple of tablespoons of salt and the linguini. Stir to make sure the pasta separates; cover. When the water returns to a boil, cook for about 6 to 8 minutes or until the pasta is not quite done. Drain the pasta.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter in 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Saute the shallots, garlic, and red pepper flakes (if using) until the shallots are translucent, about 3 to 4 minutes.

Season the shrimp with salt and pepper; add them to the pan and cook until they have turned pink, about 2 to 3 minutes.

Remove the shrimp from the pan; set aside and keep warm.

Add wine and lemon juice and bring to a boil. Add 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons oil. When the butter has melted, return the shrimp to the pan along with the parsley and cooked pasta. Stir well and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle over a bit more olive oil and serve immediately.
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Parmesan Chicken

Food Network Magazine
Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

4 to 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 extra-large eggs
1 tablespoon water
1 1/4 cups seasoned dry bread crumbs
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan, plus extra for serving
Unsalted butter
Good olive oil
Salad greens for 6, washed and spun dry
1 recipe Lemon Vinaigrette, recipe follows

Directions

Pound the chicken breasts until they are 1/4-inch thick. You can use either a meat mallet or a rolling pin.

Combine the flour, salt, and pepper on a dinner plate. On a second plate, beat the eggs with 1 tablespoon of water. On a third plate, combine the bread crumbs and 1/2 cup grated Parmesan. Coat the chicken breasts on both sides with the flour mixture, then dip both sides into the egg mixture and dredge both sides in the bread-crumb mixture, pressing lightly.

Heat 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large sauté pan and cook 2 or 3 chicken breasts on medium-low heat for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until cooked through. Add more butter and oil and cook the rest of the chicken breasts. Toss the salad greens with Lemon Vinaigrette. Place a mound of salad on each hot chicken breast. Serve with extra grated Parmesan.

Lemon Vinaigrette

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)
1/2 cup good olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions

In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
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Fish Fry

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Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

Vegetable oil, for frying
1 1/2 to 2 pounds fresh cod
Salt and pepper
1 /2 cup all-purpose unbleached flour
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons cold water, a splash
2 cups plain bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon dried mustard powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, a few pinches
Wedged lemons and malt vinegar for topping

Directions

Pour 2-inches of vegetable oil into a large skillet. Place skillet over large burner and heat oil over medium high heat. To check if the oil is hot enough, drop in 1-inch cube of white bread. The bread should brown in a 40 count.

Cut cod into 4 servings, 6 to 8-ounce portions and season with salt and pepper. Place a couple of scoops of flour in a pie tin. Combine egg and water in second tin. Season plain bread crumbs with mustard and cayenne in the third tin. Coat fish in flour, then egg, and then bread crumbs. Gently set coated fish into hot oil and fry 5 minutes on each side until medium golden brown in color.

When the fish is evenly golden all over, remove and drain on brown paper sacks.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Tetrazzini

by Sarah Olson
Servings: 8

Ingredients

1 1/2 lbs. Foster Farms Simply Raised fresh chicken breast fillets
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 1/2 tsp. dried tarragon
1 cup diced white onion
2 cups sliced mushrooms
1 cup chicken broth
8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, 1/3 less fat or regular
1/2 pound dried spaghetti noodles 1/2 a box, cook according to package directions
8 oz. pkg. mozzarella cheese, grated (reduced-fat or regular)

Instructions

Add the chicken, sea salt, garlic powder, pepper, tarragon, onions and mushrooms. Pour over the chicken broth. DO NOT ADD THE CREAM CHEESE OR SPAGHETTI YET. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours, or HIGH for 4 hours without opening the lid during the cooking time.

Cut the cream cheese into squares and add to the slow cooker, cover. In the meantime cook the spaghetti according to the package directions.

After the cream cheese has had some time to melt. Take 2 forks and shred the chicken. Stir the sauce and chicken together. Add the cooked and drained pasta. Stir. Add the mozzarella cheese over the pasta and sauce. Cover for about 10 more minutes or until the cheese has melted.
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Grilled Shrimp and Noodle Salad

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Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

14 ounces flat rice noodles
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/3 cup fish sauce
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 to 2 teaspoons Asian chili sauce (such as Sriracha)
1 pound medium-large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 medium bunch asparagus, trimmed
5 ounces shiitake mushrooms, trimmed
1 medium carrot, shredded
1/2 cup fresh cilantro

Directions

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the noodles and cook as the label directs; drain and rinse with cold water.

Meanwhile, whisk the lime juice, fish sauce, brown sugar, garlic, chili sauce and 1/3 cup water in a medium bowl. Transfer 1/4 cup of the marinade to another bowl and toss with the shrimp. Toss another 1/4 cup marinade with the asparagus and mushrooms in a third bowl. Let the shrimp and vegetables marinate 10 minutes at room temperature. Toss the noodles with the remaining marinade.

Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high. Grill the shrimp, asparagus and mushrooms until the shrimp is just cooked through and the asparagus is slightly tender, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Halve the mushrooms and cut the asparagus into pieces.

Divide the noodles among bowls and top with the shrimp, asparagus, mushrooms, carrot and cilantro.
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