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Fried Asian Fish Balls

No matter what kind of fish you use here, this recipe will knock your socks off — it’s loaded with delicious Southeast Asian flavors, from lemongrass to garlic, cilantro, green onions and just a touch of fish sauce. But, this is an ideal recipe for freshwater fish, which are often bland-tasting to my mind. I’ve […]

Moose Meatballs, Swedish Style

This is a Swedish meatball recipe adapted from one given to my mother from her mother, who was a Massachusetts Swede. They call these meatballs Svenska Kottbullar, and they are traditionally served with a lingonberry sauce. In Scandinavia, the meatballs are sometimes made with reindeer, so I did not think it a stretch to switch […]

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Wild Duck Meatballs

Why is this recipe under “breasts?” Because this is one thing you can do with the breasts of “garbage ducks” that may have off flavors if you ate them roasted simply. I’m talking about sea ducks, some diver ducks, most spoonies as well as Ross’ and snow geese. Hell, Canada geese can often be sketchy tasting. Who […]

Greek Venison Meatballs

This is a riff off traditional spaghetti and meatballs, with a Hellenic touch. It jazzes up one of my favorite comfort foods with a bit more garlic, a bit more sweetness and a chewiness from the bulgur wheat that is a revelation. These are not the fluffy meatballs of an old “red sauce” restaurant, nor […]