In this episode, Steven Rinella joins forces with fellow hunter and cook Hank Shaw in the hills of Central California to go after Columbia Blacktail Deer, Wild Pigs, and a handful of small game species that are in season. The end result is a culinary smorgasbord to cap any hunt, anywhere.
Episodes: Season 3
Steven Rinella returns to his favorite hunting grounds of Sonora, Mexico to hunt for Coues deer during the peak rutting season. Steve sets camp in the high country and spends days glassing for these small and elusive deer while his hunting partner, Remi Warren, tries to stalk one with a bow. To cap off the hunt, Steve cooks a batch of venison ribs braised in a Dutch oven buried beneath the coals.
In this cooking special, Steven Rinella shows his fans some of his favorite preparations for big, bone-in cuts of red meat. Interspersed with highlights from his recent caribou, buffalo, and mule deer hunts, the show features recipes that utilize some of the most underappreciated parts of big game animals. This episode is an attractive and delicious tribute to Steve’s gun-to-table ethic.
Steven Rinella heads to a friend’s big-country ranch in Northeastern New Mexico to stalk the fastest and most wary big game animal in the US. The Pronghorn Antelope is designed to escape and Steve will need his A-game to get within range of a healthy buck. With impeccable marksmanship, Steve will harvest his game and head to the kitchen to prepare a big pot of Antelope Chile packed full of New Mexico’s most famous red or green export.
While Steven Rinella has had multiple experiences with spot-and-stalk hunting for javelina, in this episode he’s shown an entirely new tactic when his buddy Remi Warren demonstrates how to use a predator call to bring the peccaries in at a full run. The results are surprising. After the hunt, the javelinas get turned into a local delicacy, Chorizo de Javelin, with help from an experienced Mexican ranch cook. In addition, Steve and Remi hunt for coyote with the intent of roasting a whole animal. You won’t believe your eyes.
The goal on MeatEater has always been to make viewers feel like they’re on a hunt with Steven Rinella, but on this two-part episode Rinella grants his viewers an all-access pass to see just how the MeatEater crew works together to make the show. In this first installment, Steve has promised his crew he will provide them with some high-test venison to share with their families for Thanksgiving Dinner. But can he deliver?
Steven Rinella and his friend Ronny Boehme drive into the mountains of southwest Montana to hunt the high ridge tops for dusky grouse. Ronny’s Bracco Italiano hunting dogs have been bred and trained for this work, but can Ronny handle the altitude? Featured meal will be dusky grouse jalapeño poppers and grouse fettuccine with a white wine and cream sauce.