Category: Elk

Hunting Chef goes Hollywood

Elk Baked Ziti for the Outdoorsman

This past weekend, I woke up very early and was flipping thru the channels until I came across The Godfather.  I know all of us have a few movies that resonate in our DNA that when we come across them on the TV we…

Skirt Elk Steak Tacos with Roasted Tomato Serrano Salsa

My lovely wife loves Mexican food, especially tacos.  She is a connoisseur of tacos to say the least.  If you are ever traveling and want to know where go eat them on the West coast or in Mexico, call her she will give you…

Elk Shepherd Pie for St. Paddy

Hello everyone, sorry this took until late April to post.  But for all you Irish brothers and sisters out there, this one is for you.  St. Paddy’s day is a special day for us Nanna’s.  I have a tradition that I have been doing…

Lasagna with Elk and Goat Cheese Ricotta

I have been working on this Italian classic for nearly a decade, each time making it better and better with new little twist and turns that takes me this.  I am honored to say it was collaborate effort of not only people like Ken…

The Silver Fox Italian Red Sauce

I think all of us have had a red sauce either on pasta or lasagna that people who either made it for you or took you the resteraunt says it’s the best sauce or gravy ever.  Trust me, my last name is Nanna and…

Elk Stew for Eric

I get a lot of request via email or phone calls asking if I have a recipe for this or for that.  Eric contacted me for a recipe on Elk Stew and I said I would do it the next day.  Stew can be…

Elk Burgers with blue cheese and peperoncinis

I am always looking for the next burger recipe.  In America, the reigning champion of all ordered main staples meals is the Ole Mighty Hamburger rivaling the second place Pizza. A friend of mine, Steve Nelson gave me his recipe that he swears by…

Elk backstrap “Chicken Fried” steak with an farm egg

One of my favorite breakfasts in the world is a fried Elk backstrap with a fresh farm egg on top of it.  It makes my Sunday morning and reminds me of why I hunt elk as hard as I do.  This is easy, and…

Martinis and Meatloaf

When I was growing up, I hated meatloaf.  Just the thought of it made me run the other direction.  When I am at a really nice restaurant I usually cruise over the menu and say “Bring me what your famous for”.  I believe it is…