Thanks to a new yearly tradition, I have three incredible recipes to share with you.
Every year around this time, my in-laws host a dinner party featuring dishes made from all the harvested meat that came from the hunters of the family. Think of it as a sort of Farm-to-Plate dinner for a much smaller community of people. Predictably, we call this evening, the Annual Hunter’s Dinner.
Unfortunately this year’s harvest was pretty meek to say the least. My sole grouse contribution was pretty weak anyway. Thankfully we managed to save this year’s dinner by getting our hands on some incredible ingredients from other contributors.
I should clarify, the Annual Hunter’s Dinner isn’t just focused on harvested wild meat. We often use it as an opportunity to feature other home-made / home-grown edibles as well. To the benefit of all, these often include traditional Italian delicacies that my mother in-law wants to keep alive for future generations. In the past these traditional recipes have ranged from homemade pasta to a dish called mazzaro (a green tomato preserve), crushed garlic olives, tapenade, and a variety of breads and deserts. They’re often made with ingredients direct from our gardens. This year, we had a large quantity of homemade wines to taste as well. Though I’m usually not a fan of any wine aged in someone’s basement, these where particularly delicious. Kudos to my father in-law and cousin Dave for discovering that spending top dollar on your kit, really does make a difference.
Its an amazing event that seems to be growing with every year and this year’s guest list was the longest yet. I can’t wait for next year’s dinner.
Here are three amazing dishes that we enjoyed that night… Try them out for yourself, enjoy! Sorry for the really crappy images. They where taken with my iPhone in very low-light.