- Wild Game
I write. I fish. I dig earth, raise plants, live politics and kill wild animals. I drink bourbon, wear seersucker or Wranglers with equal aplomb and wish I owned a farm. But most of all I think daily about new ways to eat anything that walks, flies, swims, crawls, skitters, jumps - or grows. I am the omnivore who has solved his dilemma.
I rarely breast out doves, but when I do I typically make this recipe. It’s German jagerschnitzel, only done with dove breasts. And since chanterelles are popping in several parts of the country right now, it’s a great time to make this classic.
Posted in Fall Recipes, Featured, Northern European, Recipe, Wild Game | Tagged chanterelles, classic recipes, doves and pigeons, easy recipes, German and Scandinavian Recipes, mushrooms, Wild Game | 1 Response
Dove season opens tomorrow, and while I dearly love grilling doves, I like fried doves almost as much. Deep frying them sets a nice crust on the outside while leaving the meat pink near the bone.
Deer hunting in California’s vast coastal A Zone is a chancy affair. It had been six years since I’d tagged a buck in this area, but I had to give it a go again this year. It was a hunt I will never forget.
Goa is a part of India that was once controlled by Portugal, and this curry is an amalgam of the two cultures. Any firm fish will work here, but I tend to use lingcod or striped bass.
I am lucky enough to have feral little tomatillos grow in my garden, and so each year I make a big batch of Mexican tomatillo salsa verde. I eat some fresh, but the rest I can for the winter. This is a canning-safe recipe.
Manzanita berries are ripening all over California right now, but few know that they are not only edible, but are well worth your time to collect. The secret? Grind the dry, apple-like berries to make a sort of manzanita sugar.
Posted in Appetizers and Snacks, Berries and Fruits, Culinary Experiments, Desserts, Featured, Foraging, Recipe | Tagged baking, berries and fruits, Foraging, odd plants, sweets, wild food | 12 Responses
Grilled duck breast – or in this case grilled specklebelly goose breast – is a bedrock skill for any waterfowler. But it can be tricky, depending on how fat your birds are. Here’s how to go about it without ruining your grill.
Posted in American Recipes, Cooking Basics, Ducks and Geese, Featured, Quick and Easy, Recipe, Summer Recipes, Wild Game | Tagged Cooking Basics, ducks, easy recipes, goose recipes, grilling, Wild Game | 10 Responses
Grilled quail with foods from the Sonoran Desert: tepary beans, cholla buds, native onions and chiltepin chiles. The quail gets a bit of a glaze from prickly pear syrup. It’s a dish that give you a sense of place, a sense of grounding.