Crispy Perch Roe

KevinFish, From The Wild, Ice Fishing, Perch9 Comments

Some Grant MacEwan University students were at my house the other day doing a photo doc about me, and my dad showed up with a box of 9 perch he’d caught. One of them was a giant 14.5″ long [the fish, not the student], and weighed 830g. The roe sac in the thing was giant, filling my open hand. In … Read More

Ice Fishing Fail

KevinFish, From The Wild, Ice Fishing10 Comments

When small, the photo on the left looks strikingly like a giant storm of doom shot from space. But it’s just an ice hole. An ice hole that hardly had a line put down it this morning, because, as I was fated to learn, small children have no attention span for ice fishing. Which is cool. I brought other stuff … Read More

Episode 26: Smoke & Ice

KevinCharcuterie, Cooking w/ Fire, Fish, Fishing, From the Cellar, From The Wild, Ice Fishing, Kevin TV, Northern Pike, Perch, Smoked Fish, Smoking w/ Fire, Whitefish18 Comments

I grew up hunting and gardening, abandoned them both as a young adult, then fell in love with both again later in life. Apparently, same goes for ice fishing. I have semi-fond memories of exhausty ski-doo-trailer rides on to the lake, sitting on a pail getting blasted by the elements, eye lashes freezing together, not catching much of anything, getting … Read More

Dinner Party Menu

KevinAntelope, Baking, Big Game, Cheese, Fish, From The Wild, Pork, Sweet StuffLeave a Comment

A breakdown of the menu for some new friends that came by for dinner last night. Excluding the first course – a salad from the garden…forgot the photo. The first three courses were paired with an alsatian riesling, the following 3 with a right-bank bordeaux. Overall, a lovely night: berkshire tenderloin on white bean purée, crispy sage pickled whitefish, dill … Read More

Pickerel Night

KevinFish1 Comment

In a belated celebration of my brother’s birthday, we did a tasting menu of very fresh lake pickerel, paired with Tuborg and a 2006 Zind Humbrecht Turckheim Gewurztraminer [favorite white varietal of the birthday boy]. It was a heady lovely wine on the nose – showing honeyed apricot and pear. But it lacked in the palate department, both in structure … Read More

Crab & German Riesling – not so much?

KevinFish, PhilosoFood, WineLeave a Comment

Beautiful evening al fresco. 8lbs of crab, and 2 bottles of German riesling – one being a memorably heady and superbly structured 1976 Auslese. Add a sprinkling of bulgar salad, wood-fire grilled veg and honey-garlic apple-smoked pork chops + some interesting beers with good friends. I wish I could say it was blockbuster, as it reads well on paper, but … Read More