A Spanish goose recipe where you slow-cook the goose, shred the meat and serve it with lots of lemon. A great recipe for snow geese or Canada geese.
A recipe for persimmon bread gone wild: Hickory nuts, acorn flour, dried lingonberries. It’s damn good for breakfast or as a snack.
A recipe for Yucatan-style javelina stew, with lots of fresh vegetables and plantains. This recipe works fine with pork, wild pig or turkey, too.
Traditional New Mexico green chile enchiladas filled with dove meat. Easy, really good – and you can sub in any meat if you want.
The Venerable Popper. This little appetizer is a Labor Day tradition — it’s what you do with the first doves of the year, a way to celebrate the return of hunting season.
Easy to make, lip-smacking teriyaki duck legs, finished on the grill. The trick is to braise the duck or, in this case specklebelly goose legs, until they’re tender, then get them sticky and charred over coals.
Blackened fish is so 1980s, I know, but I still love it. Here I use catfish, a Cajun staple, but you can blacken any fish sturdy enough for this ferocious cooking process. Blackened redfish is the classic example. Alongside the fish is Cajun succotash, called maque choux.
I haven’t bought meat or fish more than a handful of times in more than a decade. Octopus is my exception. I love grilled octopus, especially Greek style. Baby octos served as a meze, a Greek appetizer, is one of my favorite things to eat in summertime.