• PARTNER: PROTECT YOUR WATERS
  • Go To: THE FLIES OF YELLOWSTONE
  • Go To: YELLOWSTONE FISHING WEATHER
  • Go To: YELLOWSTONE FLY FISHING MAPS
  • Visit: Moldy Chum
  • Visit: The Horse's Mouth
  • Visit: Chi Wulff
  • Visit: Parks' Fly Shop
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  • Saturday, October 19, 2013

    Pardon The Interruption

    TOO DARK FOR CATCHING
    Fuel For The Morrow
    genuine local secret
    Stage One: Pan Seared, Bacon Wrapped, Pork Medallions, Over Mustard Butter With Fresh Chopped Jalapeño Bits.

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    .. Montana ranchers are justly proud of the beef that arises on our range. Our neighbors are beef lovers and unabashedly seek the local stuff. It's that good.
    ..The pig farms of Montana go mostly unnoticed. Please believe us when we tell you that our pork is among the best in the nation. Here's a recipe that celebrates our best kept secret:
    Jalapeño-Bacon Pork Medallions
    .. All ingredients should be at room temperature.
    - Cut medallions from the pork tenderloin - 1½" to 2" thick, Liberally cover the medallions with fresh ground or cracked black pepper.
    - Wrap edges with parboiled bacon, Add more black pepper and let rest for 10 minutes,
    - Pan sear in red hot cast iron skillit, (yes RED hot and dead dry - great smoke flavor and caramelized juices,)
    - Place in a large, well greased soufflé dish, (or other high temperature resistant cookware,) grease with liberal amount of mustard butter, cover with fresh, (or canned,) jalapeño pepper bits,
    - Pop in a hot, (450°,) preheated oven and bake until done, (160° - 170° internal temperature,) about 15 - 20 minutes at most.
    - Slice and serve with seasonal vegetables. Garnish the vegetables and the pork with some more mustard butter and other simple flavors.
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    Stage Two: Pork Medallions served with fresh steamed broccoli florets garnished with shredded cheddar cheese and mustard butter. The medallions are fork tender and juicy. Just a hint of pepper.
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     TRY THESE IF YOU LIKE
    Montana Hutterite Pork
    Tucker Family Farm
    Farm-To-Market PORK
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    .. By the way fishing is great. Catching is just shy of phenomenal. Parking is at a premium; even on the State Highway adjacent to Yellowstone National Park.
    Steamin' Streamer
    .. The Firehole River is still cranking out a stray caddis on these sunny afternoons. Batids of the "Youspeaklatin" type are in evidence despite the sun. Soft hackle, (of course,) all day - if you prefer.
    .. The runners have made it to Gibbon Falls and the walk from the newly consructed picnic area is worth the jaunt. The faithful have sprouted like mushrooms in a burned forest and clutter the Madison River. It's as if the closure never happened - less traffic though.
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    Park & Talk - Or Walk; Big Hole Yonder