Barley risotto is an earthy, hearty variant on traditional rice risotto. My recipe uses barley, stock, cheese and shredded grouse.
I grew up cooking Italian cuisine, from classic Italian-American red sauce dishes, to more refined Northern Italian specialties. What follows is a huge collection of more than 100 Italian recipes that use fish, game, mushrooms or edible wild plants.
I started compiling this list of Italian recipes back in 2007, and while all are adapted for game, fish, etc., they all work with regular store-bought meats like chicken, beef or pork.
You will find Italian salumi here, as well as in its own category of Charcuterie, as well as all my recipes for pasta, polenta, risotto and gnocchi -- they also get their own category, since there are more than 60 recipes for them.
A fun, summertime recipe for chanterelle pasta: Pasta with chanterelle mushrooms, sweet corn, cherry tomatoes and basil. You could use other mushrooms, too, found or bought.
Risotto is a classic Italian rice dish, as versatile as it is delicious. Here are 13 risotto recipes to help you make perfect risotto every time, with whatever you have on hand.
An easy Italian cross between an omelet and a quiche, this frittata is stuffed with wild mushrooms and wild spinach.
A classic Italian mushroom ragu, made with a variety of mushrooms, wild or cultivated. Serve this with polenta or pasta.
My take on venison casserole is, more or less, baked ziti, a classic Italian American dish. Ground venison, sausage, pasta, cheese and tomatoes. What’s not to love?
Stinging nettle risotto rocks. It is the essence of “green,” and is super healthy, too. What’s more, blanched nettles will keep their emerald loveliness even after a good 15 minutes of cooking, which makes a nettle risotto visually stunning. The dish itself is pretty simple: Risotto rice, cooked nettles, butter, shallot, garlic, a little pecorino
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