Fried Northern Pike and Peach Cherry Tomato Salad
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by Jeff Benda
6d ago
Print Fried Northern Pike and Peach Cherry Tomato Salad This colorful Fried Northern Pike and Peach Cherry Tomato Salad with a delicious herb vinaigrette is an epic combo and summer on a plate. It makes the perfect dinner to enjoy out on the patio with friends and family. Sweet peaches and cherries, juicy ripe tomatoes, fresh basil and salad greens all tossed together when you are craving something fresh and flavorful.It's all of my wife's favorite things on one plate and comes together in just 30 minutes.CAN YOU EAT NORTHERN PIKE?I've had people pull me aside at events, look me dead in the ..read more
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Quick and Easy Deer Bacon Jalapeno Poppers
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by Jeff Benda
2w ago
Print Quick and Easy Deer Bacon Jalapeno Poppers Kick off your 4th of July Celebration with these quick and easy Deer Bacon Jalapeno Poppers that you bake in the oven.I love ordering spicy, creamy jalapeno poppers at a restaurant, so I decided to make a batch of these at home. I mix salty, crispy deer bacon to the vegetable cream cheese filling, and then add more of it to the crumb topping. This ensures that there will be no leftovers after this dish hits the table. These are perfect for serving anytime, but I love including the bacon jalapeno poppers on my 4th of July menu and again during ..read more
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How to Cook Walleye with Lemon Caper Sauce
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by Jeff Benda
3w ago
Print How to Cook Walleye with Lemon Caper Sauce Learn how to cook walleye with a lemon caper sauce with this incredibly easy recipe that comes together in just 20 minutes making it a perfect dinner when you are short on time.NORTH DAKOTA WALLEYENorth Dakota walleye fishing is some of the best fishing you'll find anywhere in the country. And so far this year, it’s been a remarkable season with tons of opportunity existing in the prairie wetlands located in the central and southeast part of the state. Walleye isn't just a favorite fish to catch here in North Dakota, but the most popular ..read more
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Big Mac Tacos
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by Jeff Benda
1M ago
Print Big Mac Tacos McDonald's most iconic sandwich meets a taco for these delicious Big Mac Tacos that are incredibly fast and easy to prepare. Almost every recipe out there for Big Mac Smash Tacos uses ground beef. However, I used lean ground venison that steams to the tortilla and is done in just 90 seconds. It’s a fun ground venison recipe that will have your family begging for more! Whether you’re firing up a Blackstone griddle, using a cast iron skillet, or a nonstick pan on the stovetop, these Big Mac Tacos are always a hit.1/2 THE CALORIES OF A BIG MACMy wife and daughter are H ..read more
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Pickle Brined Fried Pheasant Tenders
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by Jeff Benda
1M ago
Print Pickle Brined Fried Pheasant Tenders Pickle Brined Fried Pheasant Tenders are impossible to resist! Crunchy on the outside and juicy and perfectly seasoned throughout. You know that Chic-fil-A place with the amazing pickle brined fried chicken nuggets that you can’t get on Sundays? Now you can! And you can use some of that pheasant you have in your freezer instead of chicken. Simply place the pheasant tenders in pickle juice in the morning and it will be ready to fry up at dinner time for a quick and tasty meal! PICKLE JUICE MARINADEI love marinating pheasant tenderloins in dill-pickl ..read more
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How to Smoke Fish
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by Jeff Benda
2M ago
Print How to Smoke Fish Learn how to smoke fish at home with this delicious, smoky, melt-in-your-mouth smoked fish recipe. Smoking fish was never easier!During the summer months, I catch and smoke a lot of fish up here in North Dakota. It starts with paddlefish snagging season near Williston on May 1. Then I'll stay closer our home in Fargo and target walleye, crappie, catfish, and freshwater drum. In August, I'll head west again to Lake Sakakawea to try and catch salmon.And nothing brings out all the natural flavors of fish like some time in a good smoker. Hot smoked fish requires some ext ..read more
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Crispy Deer Bacon with Asparagus and Eggs
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by Jeff Benda
2M ago
Print Crispy Deer Bacon with Asparagus and Eggs Crispy Deer Bacon with Asparagus and Eggs is one of our favorite family weekend breakfast ideas and a great choice during asparagus season.This dish has you covered for a healthy, protein-packed breakfast with its perfectly fluffy scrambled eggs and roasted asparagus served fresh and hot with crispy deer bacon sprinkled on top. BACON WITH ASPARAGUS AND EGGSAsparagus and eggs balance each other out and coexist as harmoniously as mule deer and sharp-tailed grouse in the Badlands of North Dakota. The asparagus does its job brightening up the subd ..read more
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Crispy Coconut Crusted Fish with Easy Sweet Chili Sauce
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by Jeff Benda
2M ago
Print Crispy Coconut Crusted Fish with Easy Sweet Chili Sauce Sweet 'n crispy coconut crusted fish is a great weeknight dinner or party appetizer. What's not to love about a piece of fish that's covered in sweet coconut flakes and panko before being fried! So juicy, so tender, so mouthwateringly delicious!This fried fish recipe is a spin on coconut shrimp, and these juicy pieces of homemade fried fish manage to be even better than what you would find in a restaurant. You could easily serve them as either a main course or appetizer. Plus, the combination of apricot preserves and sweet chili ..read more
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The Best Deer Steak Chili Recipe
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by Jeff Benda
3M ago
Print The Best Deer Steak Chili Recipe This deer steak chili is the best venison chili recipe ever. That's a bold statement, especially since I also love my own Easy Venison Chili made with ground venison. But the steak chili has a rich bold flavor, and the tender chunks of slow-cooked deer meat are what dreams are made of.For this steak chili recipe, I go easy on the beans because our 8-year-old daughter isn't a fan. If you're not a proponent of beans in your chili, you can exclude them all together or add extra as you like. In some parts of the United States, late April means beautiful wa ..read more
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Quick and Crispy Pheasant Fritters with Garlic Aioli
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by Jeff Benda
3M ago
Print Quick and Crispy Pheasant Fritters with Garlic Aioli Quick and Crispy Pheasant Fritters is one of our favorite pheasant recipes when we need an easy weeknight meal to feed the family.These fritters are tender, juicy and amazingly flavorful. If you love an easy pheasant recipe, THESE pheasant fritters are for you!The Garlic Aioli with the addition of shredded celery is utterly delicious and comes together in minutes. Combine everything into a bowl and stir with a spoon. You'll want to dip these fritters, maybe some warm and crispy French fries, or veggies into it. And you might ju ..read more
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