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Cooking wild game is an exercise in dealing with variability. Every animal is different, and to bring out the best in your wild game you must come to terms with it.
Deviled eggs are one of those foods I have a hard time controlling myself with. I’ve been known to eat a dozen at a sitting, and even though I know I’ll feel ill afterwards, I can’t stop eating them. These deviled eggs, made with smoked salmon, are especially good.
Some days you remember forever. This tuna fishing trip was one of them. I spent a couple days, 40 miles off North Carolina, in search of tuna. We found them. Oh yes, people, we found them… and with the trimmings of those great fish, I made these Sicilian meatballs.
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.
Salmon salad. Pretty ordinary, right? My version, as you might expect, comes with a twist: It’s made by grilling everything but the main fillets, then stripping the meat for this salad. Thrifty, and awesome.
When you catch a big fish, don’t forget the “collar,” the meaty bit right behind the gills. Marinated and grilled, it is a spectacular part of the fish.
One of the bedrock skills you should have as an angler — or, really, anyone who cooks fish. If you can make a good fish stock, you can get more out of the fish you bring home and boost the flavors in your seafood cooking.
Clams steamed in a spicy Spanish tomato sauce. This dish is a knockout. Eat it with a fork in one hand, a hunk of crust bread in another. A damn good appetizer or light dinner.