Tag: shay nanna

The Tomahawk

I love steak, my family loves steak, and if you are a friend of mine….you love steak too.  We were born meat eaters, and steak is at the top of the list for special nights at the farm.  I love cooking them on the…

Hunting Chef Smoked Salmon

My father loved smoked salmon, and it was because of that love that I worked hard over the past twenty years to make it better and better until I finally broke the code about a year before he passed away.  This learning curve was tested on 200 lbs….

Wild Boar Andouille Sausage Hood Canal Shrimp and Cheesy grits Y’ALL

I have been in a “artistic cooking rut” lately.  I just haven’t had the energy or the focus to work on recipes lately.  I know it happens, but I didn’t know what would happen next.  About two months ago, I was watching a news…

Wild boar Sausage, Tomatoes, Purple Cauliflower, Garlic and Orecchiette Pasta

This is a simple Italian dish, that is relatively easy to make. It is light, but packs a good punch full of flavors.  It is a great dish when you have a beautiful bounty from the summer garden and some sausage in the freezer…

A Beet Salad that will Beat your A$$

About a year ago some friends and I were having dinner at a place in Cabo, and my wife and friend Ryan Jaffe ordered a beet salad.  My first response was “Yuck”. He replied “What?  I love beet salads.” I looked at him for…

Hunting Coues Bucks in Sonora, Mexico

If you have never read Jack O’Conner, the father of the .270 Winchester, famed hunter, and one of the best outdoor writers of the 20th Century.  Then I highly suggest you buy a few of his books and read them.  I think every hunter should…

Corned Beef and Cabbage-Sous Vide Style

This could possibly be my fathers last St Paddy’s day on this planet.  At least if you asked him he would definitely tell you that.  He is 80 years old, and growing more ill but he managed to put it together to come out…

Buttermilk Fried Chicken

I get asked to do this for people quite often, especially my parents and good friends. So when my buddy Phil asked me to do this I said “Sure, but you are taking the photos.”  He agreed and off we went.  I think everytime…

BBQ Oysters with Chimi Mayo and Manchego Cheese

If you follow this blog, you will know there is a lot of BBQ oyster throw downs conducted in my world and on this blog.  I have searched the world over, and have conducted hours upon hours of research in the library, as well…

The BBQ Mafia, Cherry Wood Pit, and Beef Rib Roast

Wayne, Todd, and I decided that we were all gonna get together and BBQ.  When this happens, we pretty much cook ALL day, and eat all day.  It is pure BBQ bliss, and we always try something new.  We decided to replicate an Argentine…

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…

The hunt of a life time….Big Horn Sheep in Oregon

I have been putting in for this once in a life tag for over 30 years.  My best friend and I always joked that if one of us drew it, the other was going to be his Sherpa.  When I checked on line I…