How to smoke swordfish, marlin paddlefish or any other thick, meaty fish. It’s great as-is, or in tacos or sandwiches.
Charcuterie and Cured Meats
A huge selection of recipes for all forms of charcuterie, ranging from salami to fresh sausages, hams, bacon and other smoked meats and fish, to terrines, pates and even things like scrapple.
Venison sausage with sage is a recipe I designed a long time ago, after returning from a deer hunting trip to Catalina Island, where there are lots of native sages. Here’s how to make a sage sausage with any meat. I am a firm believer in the cooking adage, “what lives together in life can live together
It is not uncommon to come home with enough pheasants to make pheasant sausage, especially if you hunt pen-raised birds. This recipe mixes pheasant and pork with French Provencal flavors for a nice, light sausage great for summer grilling. I originally developed this pheasant sausage recipe years ago, and it was for an old rooster,
Hmong sausage is a coarsely-ground, country style sausage, usually pork, rich with Southeast Asian flavors like ginger, cilantro, chiles and garlic. This is a beguiling sausage inspired by a similar recipe in Sheng Yang’s Cooking from the Heart: The Hmong Kitchen in America, which is the first-ever English-language Hmong cookbook; if you’re not familiar with
There is nothing exotic or unusual about this garlic sausage, except maybe that I am using venison along with the pork. You could use all pork or any combination of similar meats. I like to call this my “A Zone” sausage. It’s a California inside joke, as the state, in its infinite wisdom, makes us
Making a duck terrine is not as hard as you might think, although you do need some equipment. Why bother in the first place? Because terrines are the pinnacle of ground meat dishes, and can include all kinds of interesting bits inside. A terrine is essentially a firm pâté with something inside it. Either way, it
If you don’t know how to debone a shad, and that’s not easy, smoked shad is the best way to eat this most bony of fishes. Shad is little more than a giant herring, and is nearly as oily as a mackerel or a bluefish — and oily fish make the best smoked fish. The
Lardo is one cured product you will almost never see done with wild game; I’m not saying it’s impossible, and I’ve done it, but to make really good lardo — which is cured and dried back fat — you need that fat to be at least an inch thick. This used to be rare even on