Timber 2 Table Wilg Game Recipes

Top 10 Timber 2 Table Posts and Recipes of 2018

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Some of our favorite posts from last year.

2018 was a great year for Timber 2 Table. From rattlesnakes to cast iron, we covered a wide range of subjects and posted a ton of recipes. Take a look back at a few of our favorites. 

How to skin and prepare a rattlesnake5 Easy Ways to Ruin Your Cast IronDeer Heart Tacos with Pickled Onion and Sweet Corn Salsa Recipe5 Ways You Ruined Your Wild Turkey MeatStep-by-Step Guide to Cleaning a Wild Turkey GizzardContest Winning Venison Chili Recipe7 Kitchen Knives Every Wild Game Cook Should OwnSpinach and Artichoke Dip Stuffed Venison Backstrap Recipe7 Pieces of Cast Iron You Need in Your KitchenGrilled Venison Backstrap with Chili Lime Butter Dipping Sauce Recipe

1 | How to Skin and Prepare a Rattlesnake

It might seem odd to start a recipe with "I don't recommend killing rattlesnakes," but that's how this one starts. I like rattlesnakes. I'll even go out of my way to leave them alone to go about their lives. But I'm also a realist. I know there are places where rattlesnakes and kids or pets don't need to share a space. And I know that many get killed each year. 

Adhering to my "don't kill it if you aren't going to use it" theory on things, anytime I hear a friend or neighbor has taken a rattlesnake, I'll skin it out and cook it up. They are surprisingly tasty. Most importantly, it is safety first when dealing with a venomous snake. They can still bite, even after they are dead. Use a long handled tool to remove the head before handling the snake.

 https://www.realtree.com/timber-2-table-articles/how-to-skin-and-prepare-a-rattlesnake-for-the-table

2 | 5 Easy Ways to Ruin Your Cast Iron

Here at the Timber 2 Table kitchen, our Lodge cast iron is our go to for cooking just about anything. While cast iron is tough stuff, it isn't indestructable. Avoid these downfalls to keep your cast iron cookware in tip top shape.

https://www.realtree.com/timber-2-table-articles/5-easy-ways-to-ruin-your-cast-iron

3 | Deer Heart Tacos with Pickled Red Onion and Sweet Corn Salsa Recipe

The hearts are one of the most underutilized parts of a deer. All too often, they get left behind in the woods. These tacos are a perfect way to try them for the first time.

https://import.realtree.com/timber-2-table-wild-game-recipes/deer-heart-tacos-with-sweet-corn-and-pickled-red-onion-salsa-reci-0

4 | 5 Ways You Ruined Your Wild Turkey Meat

Wild turkey meat is some of the best meat in the woods, but not taking care of it properly between the hunt and the plate can lead to less-than-perfect table fare. Use these tips to make your wild turkey dishes all they can be. 

https://www.realtree.com/timber-2-table-articles/5-ways-you-ruined-your-wild-turkey-meat

5 | Step-by-Step Guide to Cleaning a Wild Turkey Gizzard

Speaking of ruining wild turkey meat, leaving it in the woods is a great way to do just that. Wild turkey gizzards, hearts and livers make for some really great meals. Never cleaned a gizzard before? Here is a step-by-step guide to doing just that.

https://www.realtree.com/timber-2-table-articles/a-step-by-step-guide-to-cleaning-a-wild-turkey-gizzard

6 | Contest Winning Venison Chili Recipe

Everyone needs a go-to chili recipe. Here is a good one to start with. Change it around to make it yours by adding, taking away, or switching the ingredients. 

https://www.realtree.com/timber-2-table-wild-game-recipes/contest-winning-venison-chili-recipe

7 | 7 Kitchen Knives Every Wild Game Cook Should Own

A sharp knife is the most important tool in the wild game kitchen. I carry my favorites with me wherever I go to cook. Here are seven styles every kitchen should have.

https://www.realtree.com/timber-2-table-articles/7-kitchen-knives-every-wild-game-cook-should-own

8 | Spinach and Artichoke Dip Stuffed Venison Backstrap Recipe

Spinach and artichoke dip is always a hit at any party. So is grilled backstrap. How can you go wrong with grilled backstrap stuffed with spinach and artichoke dip? You can't. Here is the recipe.

https://www.realtree.com/timber-2-table-wild-game-recipes/spinach-and-artichoke-dip-stuffed-venison-backstrap-recipe

9 | 7 Pieces of Cast Iron You Need in Your Kitchen

New users of cast-iron cookware can easily find themselves overwhelmed at the available options at their local kitchen shop. These seven pieces will get you started. Fair warning though, once you get started, you'll never want to stop

https://www.realtree.com/timber-2-table-articles/7-pieces-of-cast-iron-you-need-in-your-kitchen-0

10 | Grilled Venison Backstrap with Chili Lime Butter Dipping Sauce Recipe

Can anything be better than grilled backstrap? Dipping it in this chili lime butter dipping sauce can. Bonus, it's pretty awesome drizzled over pizza as well. 

https://www.realtree.com/timber-2-table-wild-game-recipes/grilled-venison-backstrap-with-chili-lime-butter-dipping-sauce