By the time the 4th of July rolls around, the winter rust that might have set in on your grilling skills should be long gone. If Memorial Day Weekend is the warm-up toss for grilling season, the 4th of July is game seven of the championship series. You better bring your “A-Game” to the party as your guests will expect nothing less.
And for the outdoor enthusiast, there’s even more pressure as you might have an unconverted newbie that married into the family, inching up to the table, to sup on wild game for the first time — you want that first bite of venison or duck to be so good they’ll come back for more.
To help you with your grilling efforts, we enlisted some of the top names and recipes from the Sportsman Channel, let’s dig in!
Bacon Basket // Ultimate Square Venison Burger // MeatEater Venison Ribs // Bacon Wrapped Venison Rolls // Back Strap Fever // “Rusty” Grilled Whitefish // Spicy Bacon Wrapped Duck // Walleye With Cajun Rub // Santa Maria BBQ // Venison, Mushroom and Blue Cheese Burger // Eichler Big Game Marinade // Crawfish Stuffed Bell Pepper // Family Traditions Ribs // Wild Game Teriyaki Marinade And Grilling Sauce // Riggo’s Grilled Striped Bass
- <h2>Bacon Basket (The 10 Step Program) - The Pig Man</h2>Call your doctor to pre-arrange a post eatin' visit… just sayin. <br><br> <b>Ingredients</b> <br><br> 2 lbs. PORK sausage, Johnsonville 1lb packs works perfect...sage is best.<br> 1 package PORK bacon, pre-sliced.<br> 1 small package of pre-cooked shredded potatoes or potatoes o’brien for an extra kick<br> 1 small can of diced jalapenos<br> 1 small block of cheddar cheese or grated cheese, smoked cheese is the best<br> 1 bottle of Green Mountain Grills Cherry Chipotle BBQ Sauce <br><br> <ol> <li>Lay down strips of bacon with a bacon strip gap between each piece of bacon, half the package. Then lay down the next bacon piece perpendicular to the previous half package of bacon covering the gaps. Then intertwine each piece of bacon ultimately resembling a Basket Weave.</li> <li>Spread 1lb pork sausage out flat from side to side in one direction and centered in the other on the bacon weave. (sausage should go to the end of 2 of the 4 sides of the bacon)</li> <li>Lay down the potatoes covering all but 3/4 from the side of the sausage.</li> <li>Lay down the chipotle peppers or jalapenos over the potatoes</li> <li>Cover the peppers with cheese.</li> <li>Spread the last 1 lb of pork sausage flat and transfer over the mixture on top of the existing 1 lb of PORK sausage. Using the ¾” of exposed previous Pork (see step 3 above) seal the edges pork to pork.</li> <li>Roll the remaining exposed bacon over the pork loaf making your Bacon Basket.</li> <li>Set the grill to 350°F.</li> <li>Cook for about 1 hour until internal temperature reaches 165°F or higher.</li> <li>I like to Baste with Green Mountain Grill Cherry Chipotle for the last 15 – 20 minutes.</li> </ol> <hr> <i>Recipe courtesy of <a href="http://www.pigmantv.com/" target="_new">The Pig Man</a> <br><br> The series is the story of Brian “Pig Man” Quaca, a true-blue original and a character at the core, given to a rough and tough hunting lifestyle aimed at entertaining the masses with his different take on traditional hunting television. Tune in Sunday nights at 10:00 pm E/P exclusively on <a href="http://www.thesportsmanchannel.com" target="_new">Sportsman Channel</a>.</i>