Helping hunters, anglers and foragers make great meals since 2007.

Hank Shaw – Hunter, Angler, Gardener, Cook

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Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are one of those foods I have a hard time controlling myself with. These deviled eggs, made with smoked salmon, are especially good.

Southern Fish and Grits

Southern fish and grits: Seared fish, grits and a simple sauce make this Southern classic an easy supper. Great with tripletail or any firm fish.

Rhubarb Syrup

How to make rhubarb syrup, which is fantastic on pancakes, in soft drinks or cocktails, or as a glaze for chicken or other poultry.


Perfect Seared Fish

Searing fish perfectly is a skill any cook should have, especially if you catch your own fish. I’ve been cooking fish this way for close to 30 years, both professionally and at home. Here’s how to sear a fish, step by step.

Smoked Trout or Kokanee

This is how I smoke whole trout, using small to medium-sized fish brined, dried and smoked over alder wood.

Grilled Venison Steak

Grilling a whole piece of venison backstrap, basting all the while with your favorite BBQ sauce, may not be high-end cooking, but it sure is good…


Hank Shaw on a fishing dock.

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!

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Mushroom Recipes

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.

Pasta Primavera

Classic pasta primavera the way Le Cirque used to make it back in the 1970s: Angel hair with fresh spring vegetables and cream.

Wild Rice Hotdish

Can you get any more Minnesota than wild rice hotdish? Pretty sure you can’t. This easy comfort food casserole is a hat tip to the North Star State, and can be made “wilder” with venison and wild mushrooms.

Garlic Roasted Mushrooms

This is a simple garlic roasted mushroom recipe that works with any meaty mushroom, from porcini to shiitake to regular button mushrooms.

Mushroom Tortellini

When life gives you mushrooms, make tortellini out of them. I love these little packets of love, and making them with wild mushrooms is especially lovely.



Sweet Things

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.

Cucumber Agua Fresca

How to make a cucumber agua fresca with lime and a touch of salt. This is a great hot-weather drink that also uses up cucumbers if you have too many.

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.