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Food Fight Friday: Pheasant Pot Pie vs Trout Gravlax

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April 12, 2013

Food Fight Friday: Pheasant Pot Pie vs Trout Gravlax

By David Draper

We’ve got a couple of great reader submissions this week, including frequent Food Fighter Koldkut’s gravlax redux, this time with fresh caught trout. His competitor is Upland_Canuck, a Wild Chef reader who’s getting in the Friday Food Fight for the first time. Good luck to both!

Upland_Canuck’s Pheasant Pot Pie

I started by making my gravy by boiling the legs with carrots, onions, celery and bay leaves, adding salt and pepper to taste. I used breast meat only in the pie - I find it too time consuming to deal with the tendons in the legs. I cooked the breast meat by poaching it in the broth I made before thickening it. I cooked some carrots just enough to soften them up a little, then added them to the pie with peas and more onion. With homemade pastry - it was delicious!
 
Koldkut’s Trout on Trout

So I took a little heat last time for using store bought salmon.  This time I turned a 19" fat trout into gravlax.  But I just couldn't leave well enough alone.  I smoked a mess of other trout last weekend and happened to have some trout and some cream cheese trout dip still around.  So I threw some gravlax on the trout dip on a cracker and threw some smoked trout chunks on the side.  This time it seems that the dill really infused more flavor into the gravlax than what it did with the store bought salmon.
 
Think you can compete with these? Than send in your best fish or game photo to fswildchef@gmail.com and we’ll feature it here.

 

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from CL3 wrote 1 year 1 week ago

BOTH.

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from MaxPower wrote 1 year 1 week ago

We got 3 inches of snow this morning, so that pot pie would really hit the spot right now.

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from SMC1986 wrote 1 year 6 days ago

Have to go with the pot pie. Hard to beat a classic like that

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from jdwood wrote 1 year 6 days ago

They both look delicious, and if it wasn't for having had Gravlax at Christmas this year I would have had to go with the Pheasant Pot Pie. But Gravlax is delicious on a cracker with cream cheese, well done Koldkut.

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from 2Poppa wrote 1 year 6 days ago

I agree with CL3! Photo Finish ... Tie!
Both have great presentation along with pictures.

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from Gtbigsky wrote 1 year 6 days ago

I had to close my eyes and pick. Both are amazing really but I feel Lax is more of a appetizer and the pot pie is a main dish. I picked the pot pie but would love to have the Lax and Maker's Mark as an appetizer and desert.

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from Koldkut wrote 1 year 5 days ago

I've lost more of these things that I've won....PotPieBeatdown. Mine certainly isn't the hunger quenching dish that pot pie is.

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from Koldkut wrote 1 year 5 days ago

I've lost more of these things that I've won....PotPieBeatdown. Mine certainly isn't the hunger quenching dish that pot pie is.

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from CL3 wrote 1 year 1 week ago

BOTH.

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from MaxPower wrote 1 year 1 week ago

We got 3 inches of snow this morning, so that pot pie would really hit the spot right now.

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from SMC1986 wrote 1 year 6 days ago

Have to go with the pot pie. Hard to beat a classic like that

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from jdwood wrote 1 year 6 days ago

They both look delicious, and if it wasn't for having had Gravlax at Christmas this year I would have had to go with the Pheasant Pot Pie. But Gravlax is delicious on a cracker with cream cheese, well done Koldkut.

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from 2Poppa wrote 1 year 6 days ago

I agree with CL3! Photo Finish ... Tie!
Both have great presentation along with pictures.

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from Gtbigsky wrote 1 year 6 days ago

I had to close my eyes and pick. Both are amazing really but I feel Lax is more of a appetizer and the pot pie is a main dish. I picked the pot pie but would love to have the Lax and Maker's Mark as an appetizer and desert.

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