When life gives you more fresh herring than you can eat, you pickle them! This style of pickle is a Swedish one called glassblower's herring (no idea why). No fresh herring? You can make this with salted herring, too.
How to make fresh bacon! Then, how to make rouladen, which is a southern German recipe from my family. Delicious with egg noodles or spatezle, or even better, leftover on a sandwich made with garlicy bread and homemade kraut. Enjoy!
Tame the beast! Turducken, turkey stuffed with duck stuffed with chicken, let's face it, not something you want to make yourself. My alternative: Turducken sausages slow-smoked over mesquite. Get your grinders going folks! Neat video to go with.
Rillettes are a spread made of salted meat slowly cooked in fat, first mentioned in 15th century cookbooks. Although they were originally made from pork, I chose wild pheasant today to satisfy my never-ending wintry game cravings.
For the January Charcutepalooza Challenge, we made home-cured duck prosciutto. We paired it with homemade crackers, my montmorency cherry jam, sliced blood oranges, and olive-oil marinated chevre. Delicious!