A light, simple recipe for wild hog loin done as Japanese shogayaki, served with shiitake mushrooms.
Quick and Easy
This is actually a salmon mousse, but that sounds a too frou-frou. Really it’s an easy, smooth salmon dip that uses fresh and smoked salmon. Great on crackers for parties.
Squid ceviche is a great alternative to fish. And I am stoked to have my first calamari recipe on this site – because I caught it!
When you catch a big fish, don’t forget the “collar,” the meaty bit right behind the gills. Marinated and grilled, it is a spectacular part of the fish.
Pesce alla puttanesca, fish with harlot’s sauce. Delicious and easy to make – all the ingredients are pantry staples.
The Venerable Popper. This little appetizer is a Labor Day tradition — it’s what you do with the first doves of the year, a way to celebrate the return of hunting season.
Blackened fish is so 1980s, I know, but I still love it. Here I use catfish, a Cajun staple, but you can blacken any fish sturdy enough for this ferocious cooking process. Blackened redfish is the classic example. Alongside the fish is Cajun succotash, called maque choux.
Growing up in New Jersey, this classic Italian-American pasta dish was one of my favorites: Linguini or spaghetti with white clam sauce. Clams, herbs, olive oil and lotsa garlic! I make this normally with West Coast littleneck clams, but lots of different clams will work.