- Wild Game
When life gives you smallish bass — whatever species they are — ya just gotta cook them whole. And this Hmong style crispy fried fish is one of my favorite ways to do it. Lots of green onion, cilantro, lemon and garlic, all with a zippy dipping sauce. This dish rawx.
After my pig hunt on Monday, I’ve spent the past few days butchering, curing, making stock and such. When it came time for dinner, all I wanted was something simple and easy. Stir fry hit the spot.
When an authentic Sichuan restaurant opened up near my house, this dish immediately became my favorite: Pork belly, or in this case wild boar belly, braised then sliced thin and stir-fried with onions and black beans. So good, so easy.
Crispy chunks of fish – in this case lingcod – tossed with caramelized onions, a sweet-spicy-sour sauce and lots of cilantro. What’s not to love?
A Chinese style plum sauce made with wild plums. This stuff kicks the crap out of store-bought, and is even better on Peking Duck than the more common hoisin sauce. But hell, this stuff is so good it’d be awesome on an old tire.
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Few dishes speak to the heart of Hunan province in China as does red-cooked pork. It is a masterfully slow-cooked stew of pork belly, and in this case either wild boar or black bear belly, gently transformed into melting magic. It’s one of the best Chinese dishes on this site. I guarantee it.
Ever since I began studying Chinese food a few years ago, I noticed how much fermented and pickled foods factor into their cooking. Most of us know about Korean kimchi and many have had Japanese pickles before, but Chinese pickles are still relatively rare here in America. One of my favorites — and one that […]
It’s wild onion season pretty much everywhere, and there happens to be a cool kind of Korean kimchi that uses green onions. So I made a big batch last month and let it ferment. Lo and behold, it’s awesome – especially as an accompaniment to fish.