SAN ANTONIO, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hunter's Harvest cookbook featuring mouth-watering recipes from Beretta Trident Lodge affiliate Joshua Creek Ranch is here! This colorful, high-end book serves up 168 pages of delectable recipes highlighting wild game and homemade dishes from Texas Hill Country's award-winning Joshua Creek Ranch. Hunter's Harvest is a unique collection of game recipes selected from Joshua Creek Ranch -- one of the country's premier hunting lodges and resorts. Cooks can bring the hunting and fishing experience full circle with a delicious, easy-to-prepare meal that the whole family will enjoy -- using their own harvest. For hunting enthusiasts, participants, and foodies, finding ways to prepare, cook, and enjoy the game they've harvested is a large part of the enjoyment of the sport. The all-new Hunter's Harvest is packed with recipes for quail, venison, dove, pheasant, chukar, trout and much more.
Overflowing with a scrumptious mix of soups, salads, appetizers, entrees and desserts, Hunter's Harvest captures the distinct local flavors and game of this popular Texas Hill Country shooting and fly-fishing resort. Vibrant photography, unique design, one-of-a-kind recipes and interesting tidbits blend to create the perfect sampling of all that Joshua Creek Ranch has to offer.
Prepare and enjoy delicious fares like Venison with Green Pepper Sauce, Pheasant Chardonnay, Fried Quail, Pheasant Tamales, and the ever-popular Joshua Creek Ranch Wild Game Gumbo. In addition, kitchen garden staples such as potatoes, tomatoes, apples, and squash also appear in a number of recipes. Plus, there are also hearty ranch breakfasts, and favorites from the Ranch's Youth Outdoor Adventure Program. Recipes include dishes that are baked, grilled, roasted, slow cooked, pan fried, sauteed, deep fried, stewed, and barbequed, as well as casseroles, sauces, marinades, and other cooking methods that work well with various game species. Each delicious recipe has detailed instructions that make it easy to prepare. Many Hunter's Harvest recipes are enduring family favorites, practical and delicious, fresh from the busy kitchen of Joshua Creek Ranch.
Written by Owner Ann Kercheville and Chef Kay Read, the book includes a short history of Joshua Creek Ranch and how it has thrived in over twenty years of operation serving the country's most discerning sportsmen. "When Joshua Creek Ranch opened in 1990, it happened that we hired a fabulous cook who took my family recipes and added creations of her own that made a lasting impression with our guests," said Ann Kercheville. "Her menus, presentations and service set the standard and guests' expectations followed. For all these 20+ years, we've always strived to maintain that same excellence in every aspect of our food service at the ranch."
Hunter's Harvest contains original photography by famed sporting-life photographer Terry Allen and was designed by award-winning artist Ric Dentinger. Hunter's Harvest celebrates the twentieth anniversary of this nationally recognized Sportsmen's hunting and wingshooting resort.
To create Hunter's Harvest, the editors drew from twenty years of recipes taken from a wealth of sources. Many were created in Joshua Creek Ranch's own kitchens. Others were passed down in the Kercheville families, as well as, pulling from local cuisine -- the German and Mexican heritage that is indigenous to the Texas Hill Country. Determining the final recipe choices for Hunter's Harvest was a monumental feat. The Joshua Creek Ranch kitchen went into overdrive as the chefs worked their way through the archives, debating which version of a recipe was the best.
Hunter's Harvest deserves a place on the shelf of every hunter -- and every cook who prepares wild game. Hunter's Harvest can be purchased at the Joshua Creek Ranch Pro Shop or online at http://www.joshuacreek.com.
Joshua Creek Ranch, located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, is nestled on an isolated stretch of the pristine Guadalupe River -- just 40 minutes Northwest of San Antonio International Airport. The ranch's diverse terrain, including Texas prairie grasses, high bluffs that present a dramatic backdrop to crystal clear Joshua Creek, and magnificent, ancient oaks, are perfect habitat for the best quail hunting in Texas, with the added bonus of pheasant and partridge. In addition to upland bird walk-up hunting behind exceptional pointing and flushing dogs handled by experienced, professional guides, Joshua Creek Ranch offers Continental shoots and European-style driven pheasant shoots. Sports enthusiasts also enjoy fly-fishing for trout and gunning on three different automatic, state-of-the-art clay-shooting scenarios. There's trophy Axis Deer hunting year-round and whitetail and turkey hunting in season. Gourmet dining and lodging with spectacular views top off the ultimate outdoor experience. Joshua Creek Ranch is celebrating 20 years as a superior hunting and wingshooting lodge and is the only Texas recipient of the prestigious Beretta Trident Designation for excellence in upland bird hunting.
For more information, visit http://www.joshuacreek.com or call 830-537-5090.
SOURCE Joshua Creek Ranch