HHH Episode #11: Food Friday: From Mountain to Table: Prepping, preparing, and preserving your own wild game

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On today's podcast Ryan shares his experience with meat prep from mountain to table! 

A few topics he touches on: 

  • Keeping the meat cool.
  • Aging meat to help tenderize it. 
  • Game bags that he likes and why - Tag bags, Caribou bags.  
  • Tools for cutting and favorite choice cuts.  
  • Removing fat to improve taste (venison). 
  • Cleaning and drying of meat.  
  • Vacuum packing and labeling.  
  • Why he does his own meat instead of butcher.  
  • Important equipment for burger : Grinder from Cabela's, vacuum packer.
  • Clean fat amounts for burger.  

Hillary chimes in with a few health facts and Ryan continues: 

  • Nitrates and the importance of eating fruits and vegetables.  
  • What happens with nitrates in meat in the body and how they are linked to cancer.  
  • Why we choose organic fats and try to avoid hormones.  
  • Grinding wild game meat with bacon fat for burger. 
  • Keeping fat cold when adding. 
  • Mixing burger, packaging and vacuum packing. 
  • Jerky. 
  • Summer sausage recipe with either venison or elk.