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Fried morels. Where have you been all my life? Seriously. I have eaten morels for decades, but only recently have I experenced the glory of the fried morel. I am not looking back.
Honey Lime Sriracha Duck Legs. You want these, yes you do. This is a party appetizer, snack or Paleo bonanza that has it all: Sweet. Sour. Spicy. Savory. Crispy. Make more than you think you can eat, and you will see the limits of your stomach…
This is actually a salmon mousse, but that sounds a bit frou-frou to me. Really it’s a lovely smooth salmon dip that uses some fresh salmon, some smoked. Great on crackers for parties or for watching football.
Ah, the unloved bluefish. I grew up catching and eating these oily, oceanic piranhas, and I love them still. Smoked bluefish is one of my favorite smoked fish, largely because I can then make this pate from it.
Beef or venison tartare is the “trust fall” of the culinary world: Raw meat and a raw egg yolk. If your ingredients are not impeccable, things can go very, very wrong. But done right, this is at once a primal and exciting little appetizer.
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.
No matter where I went, from here in Sacramento all the way to South Florida, yucca plants are in bloom. There are lots of different species, but the flowers are all edible – they taste like a cross between a green bean and an artichoke leaf.
Sliders, little hamburgers, are all the rage these days, and for a recent dinner party I decided to make a batch for an appetizer using ground up wild duck meat. Since duck fat is largely unsaturated (it’s almost liquid at room temperature) I needed to add fat. Hmmm… I know, homemade bacon! The combination of […]