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Fiddleheads are in season in the East and Pacific Northwest, and these crunchy, pretty looking shoots are one of the hallmarks of springtime. They’re featured here in a simple Asian stir fry with wild boar backstrap.
This is a classic Chinese stir fry with easy-to-find ingredients that I make with wild duck or goose — specifically snow geese, sea ducks or divers. Yes, you can eat them and in this recipe you’d never know they’re not “good ducks.”
Chinese sweet and sour fish is normally done with a whole fish, but who says you can’t do it with fillets? This dish is so damn good Holly and I ate more than a pound at one sitting. You want to make this recipe, my friends. Oh yes you do.
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.
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.
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 […]