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Entree, Recipes, Soup

Clam Chowder

Clam chowder is comfort food at its finest. I’ve made it a few times recently for football tailgates. I’ve tinkered with a few clam chowder recipes and landed on a few techniques that work well for me. Tips Ingredients Remove the skin from the salt pork. Dice it small and rinse in cool water. Add […]

Recipes, Sauce

Shallot Vinaigrette

My sister makes the best shallot vinaigrette. When I asked for the recipe, she said “It’s less of a recipe and more of a technique.” Thus, I give you the technique. Ingredients 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 shallot, shaved (sliced very thinly) 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 1-2 Tbsp maple syrup […]

Recipes, Snacks

Szechuan Peppercorn Beef Jerky

Szechuan peppercorns are renowned for making your mouth tingle. They make for a really fun beef jerky. Check out Fresh Off the Grid for tips and tricks about making good beef jerky: Ingredients 2 Tbsp Szechuan peppercorns, lightly crushed 2 Tbsp red pepper flakes 1 Tbsp garlic powder 1 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp […]

Recipes, Snacks

Smoky Habanero Beef Jerky

I came up with a recipe to combine two of my favorite things: beef jerky and El Yucateco Black Label Reserve chile habanero hot sauce. While the ingredients look like this will pack a big, spicy punch, I promise that it’s only medium spicy. Lots of folks have opined on techniques for making beef jerky. […]