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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.
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.
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 now, and for a recent dinner party I decided to make a batch for an appetizer using ground up wild duck meat mixed with bacon. I used the cheap “bacon ends” you get in big packages at the supermarket. The combination of the ground duck and bacon is […]