Wild turkey tamales? You bet. And to make these even more autumnal, I add roast pumpkin or squash to the masa.
If you only know one deer tongue recipe, this should be it: Mexican tacos de lengua. Works with any decent-sized tongue.
Traditional New Mexico green chile enchiladas filled with dove meat. Easy, really good – and you can sub in any meat if you want.
Few places celebrate turkey like Mexico. It is where the turkey was domesticated, and there are scores of great recipes for these birds there. This is a traditional Yucatan turkey recipe, using legs, thighs and wings that are marinated, grilled, then braised.
Cholla buds are edible, believe it or not. Here’s how to harvest, prepare, store and eat the buds from the cholla cactus, which live in the American Southwest.
Quite possibly the best thing to make with wild turkey drumsticks and wings, which can be really tough and stringy. Braise them slowly until the meat falls off the bone, then pull the meat, crisp it and serve it in tacos or burritos.
In this episode of Hunt Gather Talk, I talk with Mexican chef Patricio Wise about how real-deal Mexican cooking is different from American-style Mexican, and about how you can get started cooking it.
Chocolomo. I just love saying the name. It’s a Mexican stew made with beef or venison, and it is amazing. The flavor is so deep and rich you just want to keep eating it. The secret? Char. There’s a whole lotta blackening going on here, and the result is a revelation.