Top Recipes on Hunger and Thirst 2010
Being a forager, a lot of unusual ingredients pass through my kitchen. But instead of scouring cookbooks or the internet for how to use them, I usually prefer to free-flow when it comes to recipes. I take a look at what I already have on hand in the pantry or freezer, and combine those ingredients with the forage in whatever way strikes my fancy. Not only is this way of cooking very freeing and a lot of fun, but it's practical and economical, too. And you know what? The resulting dishes are almost always amazing! Here are some of my favorite recipes from the last year.
Dove Saltimbocca Bites* - Tasty bites of dove paired with apple and sage, and enrobed with prosciutto.
Garlic Ginger Roadkill* - Deer or elk fried up with a sticky crust of spicy garlic and ginger.
*if you don't have dove or roadkill, these recipes work well with chicken and beef.
Parsnip Confetti - All you need to create this irresistible finger food are parsnips and a veggie peeler.
Pumpkin Black Walnut Soup - Simple and elegant, and bursting with the unique flavor of black walnuts.
Ground Cherry Guajillo Chile Jam - Sweet, tart, and spicy all at once, and gorgeous in the jar, too.
Apricot Caper Jam - A real surprise to the taste buds.