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The Gumbo Paddle

The Gumbo Paddle

By Tim H. Martin

Heirloom Tool For Rowing Rivers of Roux. I'm one of those cooks who's difficult to buy gifts for because I already have pretty much every kitchen gadget there is. While surfing Facebook last December, I saw a rustic hand-carved gumbo paddle and immediately knew I had to buy one. I learned they are hand carved by Scott Harris, a dentist and craftsma... READ MORE

Pinwheel Steaks & Gravy

Pinwheel Steaks & Gravy

By Tim H. Martin

Based on recipe courtesy of Deb Boyer of Dakota Outfitters. Ingredients: • 6-10 tenderized beef or venison steaks — *In some places, they’re called cube steaks, but this doesn’t mean to cut into cubes! The pounded or tenderized meat should be roughly hand-sized, approximately 1/2 inch thick and large enough to roll with stuff... READ MORE

Crescent City Shrimp Creole

Crescent City Shrimp Creole

By Tim H. Martin

New Orleans’ prodigal son re-creates signature dish. — Recipe by Tim H. Martin Preliminary Directions and Ingredients: First, peel and devein 2 1/4 pounds raw shrimp. Also, finely chop 1⁄4 cup green onions (green stems for garnish, white bulbs for the roux) and 1⁄4 cup parsley. Reserve a portion of the parsley and green oni... READ MORE

An ‘Old Texan’s’ Venison Chili

An ‘Old Texan’s’ Venison Chili

By Tim H. Martin

Recipe Courtesy of Butch Mize, President of the Lone Star Dutch Oven Society. This is a simple, yet delicious Texas chili (no beans) Buckmasters readers will absolutely love. It’s a perfect way to maximize your ground venison on a cold night! Just click the “Print the Recipe!” button below. Ingredients: • 2 lbs. ground veniso... READ MORE

Elk Hunt Chicken Cordon Bleu

Elk Hunt Chicken Cordon Bleu

By Tim H. Martin

Recipe courtesy of Rob and Sandy Kingsland. Note: One cordon bleu often feeds two people. Ingredients (per chicken cordon bleu): • 1 large boneless, skinless chicken breast • 1/4 pound shaved ham (hickory smoked is recommended) • 2 slices Swiss cheese • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese Breading - in order of use: dredge breas... READ MORE

Redfish Magic Gravy

Redfish Magic Gravy

By Tim H. Martin

Contains no fish, and it’s pure magic on poultry, pork, rice and mashed potatoes. Don’t let the unusual name fool you. This gourmet mushroom gravy contains zero fish. However, it does feature Chef Paul Prudhomme’s Redfish Magic Seasoning, the super blend of spices created by the New Orleans legend. After sniffing Redfish Magic, y... READ MORE

Troy Landry’s Crawfish Étouffée Stuffed Peppers

Troy Landry’s Crawfish Étouffée Stuffed Peppers

By Tim H. Martin

Plus, mini-interview with the Cajun of all Cajuns Courtesy of Troy Landry from TV's "Swamp People" (8 servings) Ingredients: • 8 bell peppers to stuff, tops removed • 1 extra bell pepper for crawfish étouffée, small dice • 2 lbs. crawfish meat, peeled; include crawfish fat if possible • 1 stick of butter (1/2 c... READ MORE

Buckmasters Big Red Chili

Buckmasters Big Red Chili

By Tim H. Martin

Winner of 2010 Buckmasters Cook-off has layers of sausage, beef, spices and one not-so-secret ingredient. Ingredients: • 2 lbs. ground pork sausage (I use 1 lb. Jimmy Dean Sage & 1 lb. Jimmy Dean Hot) • 1 1/2 lbs. beef stew meat, in small dice • 1 medium white onion • 1 medium red onion • 2 28 oz. cans crushed or di... READ MORE

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