Hardcover, 350 Pages.
By Steven Rinella
From the host of the television series and podcast MeatEater, this long-awaited definitive guide to cooking features more than 100 new recipes for wild game, fish and waterfowl.
In this comprehensive volume, Steven Rinella gives step-by-step instructions on how to break down virtually every variety of North American fish and game in a way that is best for cooking, offers advice on which types of fish or game—and which cuts in particular—work best for various preparations, provides recipes and cooking tips from other renowned hunters and chiefs, and includes instructions for making basic stocks, sauces, marinades, pickles, and rubs that can work with a variety of wild game preparations. Readers will be delighted by Rinella's personal stories, both of cooking and hunting, as well as his insights into turning the wild game he harvests into food.
Whether you’re cooking outdoors or in the kitchen, at the campfire or on the grill, this cookbook will be an indispensable guide for both novices and expert chefs.
More than a collection of mouthwatering recipes, this cookbook is an inspiring tribute to living the wild game lifestyle, as we share Rinella's hands-on relationship with the most elemental aspects of existence.
When Steven Rinella hears from fans of his MeatEater show and podcast, it’s often requests for more recipes. One of the most respected and beloved hunters in America, Rinella is also an accomplished wild game cook, and he offers recipes here that range from his takes on favorite staples to more surprising and exotic meals.
Big Game: Techniques and strategies for butchering and cooking all big game, from whitetail deer to moose, wild hogs, and black bear, and recipes for everything from shanks to tongue.
Small Game: How to prepare appetizers and main courses using common small game species such as squirrels and rabbits as well as lesser-known culinary treats like muskrat and beaver.
Waterfowl: How to make the most of available waterfowl, ranging from favorites like mallards and wood ducks to more challenging birds, such as wild geese and diving ducks.
Upland Birds: A wide variety of butchering methods for all upland birds, plus recipes, including Thanksgiving wild turkey, grilled grouse, and a fresh take on jalapeño poppers made with mourning dove.
Freshwater Fish: Best practices for cleaning and cooking virtually all varieties of freshwater fish, including trout, bass, catfish, walleye, suckers, northern pike, eels, carp, and salmon.
Saltwater Fish: Handling methods and recipes for common and not-so-common species of saltwater fish encountered by anglers everywhere, from Maine to the Bahamas, and from Southern California to northern British Columbia.
Everything else: How to prepare great meals from wild clams, crabs, crayfish, mussels, snapping turtles, bullfrogs, and even sea cucumbers and alligators.
“As a MeatEater fan who loves to cook, I can tell you that this book is a must-have for anyone who ever spends any time harvesting food in the outdoors. The recipes are superb and simple, and the learning here is immense. Most importantly, home cooks looking for great ways to stretch their boundaries even in the smallest ways will delight in this superb reference for fish and game meat cookery. Steven Rinella is the total package when it comes to food and the great outdoors.”—Andrew Zimmern
“Field-to-table cooking is ‘the new black.’ But when it comes to cookin’ up wild game, it’s important to give the animal the respect it deserves both in the field and the kitchen, as it’s not as simple as just throwin’ everything on the grill and expecting a great outcome. In The MeatEater Fish and Game Cookbook, Steven Rinella goes to the next level and offers some real deal culinary know-how to make sure that your friends and family will dig what you put on the table.”—Guy Fieri
“As a hunter and a chef, I appreciate the mindfulness and awareness that Steven Rinella brings to conservation and food utilization. His work is thoughtful and necessary for a modern world that is reconnecting with its food sources.”—Joshua Skenes
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