This is one of the most awesome things I’ve ever made: Jalapenos, fire-roasted, then smoked, then preserved with a little vinegar and oil. Put that on a taco and you will absolutely not be sorry!
It’s dove season, and when you hunt doves, you often get pigeons in the mix. Don’t feed them to the dog! Pigeons are like giant doves in flavor, and are great grilled over charcoal the way the Egyptians do. Try this recipe and I bet I’ll make a pigeon-eater out of ya!
Wild hazel nuts are everywhere, but no one seems to be able to see them. Here’s how to recognize and harvest wild hazel nuts, which are in season right now.
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.
This is my favorite way to eat zucchini: It’s an old Sicilian method where you dry the zukes and then saute them with oil, chile and mint. I grow zucchini almost solely for this recipe.
Chunks of venison marinated in North African harissa and skewered with vegetables. Grilled right, this is about as good as it gets for a summertime dinner of wild game.
A Chinese style plum sauce made with wild plums. This stuff kicks the crap out of store-bought, and is even better on Peking Duck than the more common hoisin sauce. But hell, this stuff is so good it’d be awesome on an old tire.
Quail barbecued slow and low with Arizona sauce. What is Arizona sauce, you say? All that is good about the wild foods of the Southwest: mesquite honey, tequila, and wild chiltepin chiles.