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Montana Elk Guy

Montana Elk Guy
Home Town: Billings, Montana, USA
Living In: Tucson, Arizona, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2014
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Fishing, Hunting, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
My bride and I are originally from the great state of Montana, but Mrs. Elk Guy had a job offer in Tucson that we couldn't afford to pass up. So, we've been stuck in the desert for the past couple of decades. We don't necessarily dislike Tucson; it just isn't home. We've both been homesick for a long, long time. Just a (very) few years until we can return (for good) to our "real" home and to our families for the rest of our days. One great thing about being in Tucson is the wonderful authentic Mexican food everywhere; I'm learning how to cook that type of food better all the time.
My favorite things to cook
Pretty much anything and everything.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love cooking... I'm just trying to get to a level on par with perhaps the greatest cook in the world... my dear mother. In the last decade or so, she has been kind enough to share a lot of her kitchen talents with me, enabling me to become a much better cook.
My cooking triumphs
1.) Having Mrs. Elk Guy post a picture of one of my dishes on her Facebook account... and getting a lot of positive comments on it. 2.) Having my dear mom ask me for my recipes, instead of the other way around!
My cooking tragedies
I often get in too big of a hurry while I'm cooking. I tend to use pans that are too hot, when "lower and slower" would be more appropriate. As a result, I've been known to overlook / even (gasp!) burn "stuff." There's nothing worse than overlooked red meat... anything more than medium-rare is an abomination!
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Chef John's Salt Roasted Chicken
The best roast chicken I've ever made. Sometimes simplicity is a beautiful thing. Thank you, Chef John, one more time; your recipes are seemingly always spot-on!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 23, 2014
Drunken Mussels
Simply superb! I decreased the amount of white wine (1.5 cups) and added a large splash of heavy cream (about 1 Tbsp). Other than that, I followed the recipe exactly as written. As someone who really loves mussels and who has made them many times in a variety of ways... I can say that this is my new favorite recipe for them. I made 'em especially for my elderly father, who really enjoyed dipping his crusty bread into the amazing sauce. Many thanks to Chef John for yet another splendid recipe!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 23, 2014
Garlic Butter
Very good. A dollop of this on top of a medium-rare ribeye steak, just after it's come off the grill and is "resting" --- adds something really special.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 28, 2014

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