Helping hunters, anglers and foragers make great meals since 2007.
Hank Shaw – Hunter, Angler, Gardener, Cook
Explore The Site
The Latest Posts
Squid Stir Fry
A Chinese squid stir fry with chiles, garlic, ginger, sesame oil and fresh herbs. Stir fried squid comes together very fast, so it’s great for weeknights.
A simple poached fish recipe along with tips and tricks to mastering the technique of poaching fish in wine, broth or other liquids.
Hunt Gather Talk: Mushroom Preservation
In this episode of Hunt Gather Talk, forager and chef Alan Bergo joins me to geek out on all the ways to preserve wild mushrooms.
Salmon and Trout
How to Smoke Salmon
There are a lot of ways to smoke salmon, but this is the method I’ve perfected over the years. Making perfect smoked salmon requires a little attention, and a lot of time. Here’s how to do it.
Fried walleye is a classic for a reason: Crispy on the outside, flaky on the inside. The method here is buttermilk fried fish, and it works with all firm, white fish.
Grilled skirt steak, arrachera, is the best meat for tacos. Arrachera tacos are marinated, chopped and served simply. The meat is the star here.
How to Cook Fava Beans
Fava beans are my labor’s love. I am inordinately fond of the chubby legumes, which signal to me that high…
Hi, I’m Hank Shaw
I’m a James Beard Award-winning author and chef. I started this site back in 2007 to help you get the most out of all things wild: fish, game, edible wild plants and mushrooms. I also write cookbooks, have a website dedicated to the intersection of food and nature, and do a podcast, too. If it’s wild, you’ll find it here. Hope you enjoy the site!
Never miss a recipe
Subscribe to get recipes sent directly to your inbox.Subscribe
Wild Game Recipes
These wild game recipes cover venison, duck, goose, pheasant, rabbit and more.
Green Chile Chicken Soup
A recipe for Southwestern style green chile chicken soup, with roasted green Hatch chiles, white beans, greens and a rich broth.
Deep Fried Ribeye Tacos
A recipe for chicharron de ribeye in tacos. I ate these ribeye tacos in Hermosillo, Sonora and just had to recreate them at home with venison.
Spanish Fuet Sausage
How to make Spanish fuet sausage at home. Fuet is a long, thin salami-style sausage lightly seasoned with garlic, white pepper and wine.
Mushrooms are endlessly fascinating in the kitchen, whether they are wild or cultivated. Springtime is when the first edible mushrooms start showing, and morels are the star of the show. Here are some fun and tasty mushroom recipes for your harvest.
Mushroom Fried Rice
A simple, quick and easy recipe for mushroom fried rice. This recipe works with any fresh mushroom, from buttons to morels, and whatever vegetable is in season when you make it.
A mushroom tart recipe with an eggy, cheesy filling and a crispy pie dough crust. You can use any sort of mushrooms, and either a pie or tart pan.
Wild Mushroom Stuffing
A simple wild mushroom stuffing to serve alongside holiday meals. This recipe has wild mushrooms, bacon, onions and a little egg to bind it.
Creamy Mushrooms on Toast
This is mushrooms savoyard, essentially cheesy, creamy mushrooms on toast. It’s a French appetizer that works well with most mushrooms. I used morels.
A selection of recipes for snacks and desserts featuring wild edible plants. You’ll find baked goods, ice creams, cookies and cakes, all using wild nuts and berries.
Olive Oil Rosemary Cake
A recipe for an olive oil rosemary cake with pine nuts. This is an Italian cake that isn’t too sweet, and is great with preserved fruit and a little liqueur.
Pine Nut Cookies
How to make pine nut cookies, pignoli, with American pine nuts — although any kind of pine nut works. These cookies have a touch of rosemary in them and are not too sweet.
Butternut Squash Bread
My take on the classic, butternut squash bread is like pumpkin bread: A semi-sweet, breakfast type quickbread studded with pepitas.
ad goes here