Venison-Stuffed Manicotti

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Venison-Stuffed Manicotti

I used to serve a pasta dish similar to stuffed manicotti at a restaurant I worked at years ago. Ours was a cannelloni, a fresh pasta sheet wrapped around a filling, seared in butter until browned, and baked in homemade tomato sauce. The result is the same, a tubular-shaped pasta filled with...
Lukas Leaf Jan 20, 2022
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Duck Dirty Rice

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Duck Dirty Rice

This recipe comes from MeatEater Cooks—our new culinary series available on YouTube. In this episode, Kevin Gillespie and I both share our favorite duck rice dishes. This classic Cajun dish is a great way to use up the whole duck. It features the gizzard, heart, and liver, and also uses the carcass...
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Italian-Style Duck Rice

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Italian-Style Duck Rice

This recipe comes from MeatEater Cooks—our new culinary series available on YouTube. In this episode, Chef Jean-Paul Bourgeois and I both share our favorite duck rice dishes. I first learned this dish when I was a sous chef at Clarklewis in Portland, Oregon, in the early 2000s. I’d never seen a...
Kevin Gillespie Jan 17, 2022
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Venison Breakfast Pizza

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Venison Breakfast Pizza

Americans revel in defacing pizza. From creating pizza pockets to making squirrel the main topping. I don’t consider this something done out of disrespect, but simply a product of creativity. Pizza is a clean carbohydrate tray, with all the ingredients on display and a built-in handle in the back...
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How Long Can You Refrigerate Raw Meat?

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How Long Can You Refrigerate Raw Meat?

Introducing Ask the Eagle, where I’ll be answering your questions about everything from hunting to butchering to marriage. This week, Steve wants to know how long I’ll leave raw meat in the fridge before tossing it out. Have a question of your own? You can write to me asktheeagle@themeateater.com.
Janis Putelis Dec 31, 2021
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How to Make Venison Sausage Without Pork or Beef

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How to Make Venison Sausage Without Pork or Beef

Like so many Americans during the pandemic, I’ve found myself eager to try new things in the kitchen. Recently I wanted to make venison chorizo and andouille sausage, but I had one problem—no pork fatback. So I wondered, can you make sausage without animal fat? A sausage without fat isn’t a sausage...
Danielle Prewett Dec 29, 2021
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Video: How to Make Grilled Kala with Kimi Werner

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Video: How to Make Grilled Kala with Kimi Werner

Kala are known by a few other names. Perhaps you've heard them called "unicornfish," or "cows of the sea" because of their seaweed-grazing capabilities. Anyone who has eaten one probably just knows them as "delicious." In this video, I spear and prepare a whole kala in the easiest, most traditional...
Kimi Werner Dec 28, 2021
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Venison-Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

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Venison-Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

My grandmother was a first-generation Polish immigrant, and I fondly remember the smells overtaking the entire house when she made stuffed cabbage rolls. Nowadays, at the end of every year, my family and I make a big Polish feast to celebrate the holidays. With two young kids blazing their own...
Lukas Leaf Dec 27, 2021
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Video: How to Make Fried Oysters

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Video: How to Make Fried Oysters

The key to crispy and flavorful fried oysters is to season both your oysters and cornflour breading and ensure sure that your fry oil is very hot. I like to keep my oil between 390 and 400°F so they only take a few minutes to crisp up. Work in batches so you don’t crowd the pan and use a strainer to...
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Duck Rueben Sandwich

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Duck Rueben Sandwich

I like to follow the mantra "set it and forget it" with this recipe. We're all busy, right? And the two most important steps to making these delicious sandwiches involve waiting. Pop the duck breasts in the brine, tuck them in the back of the fridge, and remove the meat in a few days, then toss them...
Lukas Leaf Dec 16, 2021
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Video: How to Make Wild Duck Curry

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Video: How to Make Wild Duck Curry

This is one of my favorite cold weather recipes for those hard-earned ducks sitting in your fridge or freezer. There are few better ways to complement rich, indulgent duck meat than with the aromatic spices and creamy texture of a classic Thai curry. I start by making a robust duck stock that...
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