I don’t normally get excited about rockfish. They are easy to catch, and are often small. But recently in Alaska, I caught a gigantic yelloweye rockfish. I was giddy, and knew exactly what to do with it: Grilled redfish, or in this case “orange fish,” on the half shell.
There's more to Southern recipes than fried things, although good fried food like buttermilk fried quail is hard to beat. Here's my collection of Southern classics, mostly focusing on fish and wild game.
In all, there are almost 50 Southern favorites here. Enjoy!
If you like fried chicken, you’ll love fried quail. This is a Southern style recipe, where you marinate the quail in buttermilk, then fry it in a cast-iron pan. Pure Southern comfort food…
Quail are one of the best game birds for the grill, and respond well to either high heat grilling or slow-and-low barbecue. Here I barbecue them slowly, basted with a South Carolina-style mustard sauce.
I had my first Cajun sauce piquante a year ago, in a grubby cafe near Houma. It was made with alligator, and it was awesome. This version is made with venison, and it’s just as awesome.
Andouille sausage is one of may favorites. The heavily spiced, smoked links go well with anything from a po’boy sandwich to gumbo – and you can make them with any meat.