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HERBS THAT GO WITH GAME

Here are some herbs that go well with Game. You'll notice that certain herbs such as juniper berries, onion, garlic, thyme keeps appearing, as well as spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon.  Under EXTRA  I 've included some wines, cheeses, and other items that may be of interest that you can use together with the herbs mentioned.

                     ENJOY!!

 

GAME:


DUCK:    chervil , cinnamon, coriander, cumin seeds , dill weed, fennel seeds, ginger, juniper berries, lemon zest, marjoram, paprika, rosemary, saffron, sage, tarragon, thyme, turmeric

EXTRA: sweet white wine, dry white wine, sweet sherry, brandy, cognac, oranges, raisins, yogurt


GOOSE:   aniseed, bay leaf, caraway seeds, cinnamon ,cayenne, coriander, garlic, ginger, juniper berries, lemon zest, minced meat, onion, sage, thyme

EXTRA: Madeira, dry white wine,  gin,  dry red wine, calvados, raisins, yogurt


PHEASANT:    bay leaf, cayenne, cloves, garlic, juniper berries, leeks, lemon grass, onion, black and white and green peppercorns, paprika, rosemary, sage, thyme

EXTRA: dry white wine, cognac, sweet vermouth, Glenfarclas malt whiskey, gin, oranges, dry mustard, Stilton, Roquefort


GROUSE: mushrooms, nutmeg, shallots, thyme

EXTRA: hazelnuts, muscat grapes, oranges. Madeira, muscat wine, green tea, yogurt


PARTRIDGE/ QUAIL:     bay leaf, cardamom, cinnamon, chilli peppers, cayenne pepper, coriander, cumin, garlic, garam masala, ginger, lemon zest, mint, nutmeg, onion, parsley, ground saffron, sage, thyme

EXTRA: brandy, dry white wine, sweet wine, champagne (quails), cognac



DEER:    allspice , cardamom, ground cumin, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, cloves, chilli powder, coriander leaves, dill, garlic, ginger, juniper berries, lemon, nutmeg, onion, oregano, parsley, rosemary, star anise, thyme

EXTRA: dry white wine, Madeira, dry sherry, cognac, cider, kumquats, mushrooms, yogurt, coconut


RABBIT/HARE:    bouquet garni ( parsley, bay leaf, celery leaves, marjoram, lemon zest), cinnamon, cloves, garlic, ginger, juniper berries, nutmeg , onion, parsley, rosemary, saffron, tarragon , thyme

EXTRA: dry red wine,dry white wine, dark rum, raisins, pine nuts

WILD BOAR:   cayenne pepper, coriander leaves, cloves, cinnamon , garlic, ginger, juniper berries, lemon, onion, red chillis, rosemary, tarragon

EXTRA: dry red wine, dry white wine, cognac, Marsala ,cider vinegar, quince, pecorino cheese, raisins, pine nuts


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WHICH HERBS GO WELL WITH FISH

 

I thought that I might share with you a list of what herbs go with what type of fish. I have always found this to be helpful to know just which herbs to use with which fish. I've also included some types of wine and cheese

 

In another few days, I will have a list for meats, game, vegetables and fruits.

 

 

Enjoy!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                FISH FRESHWATER

 

BASS     garlic, onion, marjoram, dill, orange zest, curry powder, cayenne pepper, oregano, thyme, sweet Hungarian paprika, lemon zest, ground cumin, chili powder,

 EXTRA: Madeira, dry sherry or sake,

 

 

CATFISH       oregano, thyme, cayenne pepper, onion, jalapeno pepper, cilantro, curry powder, sweet paprika, white pepper, oregano, bay leaf

 EXTRA: Monterrey Jack cheese, rice wine vinegar

 

 

PANFISH (YELLOW PERCH, BLUEGILL, CRAPPIE, BULLHEAD, ROCK BASS, PUMPKINSEED) onion, garlic, ground cumin, chili powder, oregano, red pepper flakes, jalapeno, thyme, ground coriander, sweet paprika

 EXTRA: cheddar cheese

 

 

PERCH          garlic, basil, dill, tarragon, ground cumin

 EXTRA: extra dry vermouth, rice wine vinegar, grated Parmesan cheese

 

 

PICKEREL       onion, garlic, fresh cilantro, coriander, cayenne pepper, ground ginger, lemon

 EXTRA: Parmesan cheese, Monterrey Jack cheese

 

 

PIKE       marjoram, onion (including red onion),garlic, curry powder, lemon/orange peel/zest,  parsley, basil, cumin seeds, cardamom, turmeric, cayenne pepper, cilantro, fresh mint  thyme, oregano, chives

EXTRA: grated Parmesan cheese, red wine vinegar, extra dry vermouth

 

 

 

SALMON ( all Pacific salmon are born in fresh water, run to the sea and then return to their birth streams to spawn)     dill weed, fennel seed ( ground), onion, lemon zest, curry powder, tarragon, ground cumin and cumin seeds, chili powder, parsley, basil, bay leaves, garlic, whole peppercorns, ground coriander, red onion, ground turmeric, thyme

 EXTRA: Japanese rice wine, dry white wine, Madeira wine

 

 

TROUT      onion, red pepper, thyme, garlic, lemon zest, oregano, bay leaves, cayenne pepper, ground turmeric, cilantro, ground cumin, summer savory, pink peppercorns, curry powder, orange zest, shallots, Sweet Hungarian paprika

EXTRA: dry white wine or extra dry vermouth, apple cider vinegar

 

 

 

WALLEYE     onion, orange zest, lime, red pepper flakes, garlic, thyme, oregano, cayenne pepper, curry powder, lemon, basil, parsley, tarragon, rosemary, sage, coriander, cilantro, Vidalia onion, tangerine

 EXTRA: grated provolone cheese, yogurt, anisette, Parmesan cheese, extra dry vermouth or dry white wine

 

WHITE BASS       onion, lime, garlic, basil, marjoram

 EXTRA: yogurt, sour cream, horseradish, good with shrimp, red wine vinegar

 

 

 

 

 

                                   SEAFOOD

 

 

BLUEFISH leeks , chives, garlic, parsley, tarragon, lemon

EXTRA: WINE: Muscadet or California Sauvignon Blanc, Parmesan cheese

 

 

CATFISH lemon zest, garlic, ginger root, garam masala, turmeric, cayenne, fennel, thyme, basil, oregano, parsley, chives

EXTRA yogurt

  

EEL parsley, shallot, thyme, sorrel, chervil, tarragon, mint, sage, lemon zest

EXTRA: dry white wine

 

 

FLOUNDER shallots, lemon zest, parsley, garlic, ginger root, cumin, coriander, cayenne

EXTRA: yogurt

 

GROUPER: onion, garlic, ginger root, garam masala, turmeric, cayenne, red pepper, basil

EXTRA: balsamic vinegar, yogurt

 

HADDOCK onion, garlic, oregano, thyme, lemon zest, garlic, ginger root , garam masala, turmeric, cayenne

EXTRA yogurt

 

 

 MACKEREL onion, garlic, parsley, basil, oregano, thyme, paprika, lemon zest

EXTRA: dry white wine

 

MUSSELS: red onion, cilantro, jalapeno, lime, garlic, ground coriander, parsley, oregano

EXTRA: dry sherry, grated Parmesan

 

OCTOPUS onion, bay leaf, parsley, peppercorns, garlic, paprika, thyme

EXTRA; dry white wine

 

SEA BASS onion, garlic, jalapeno, cilantro, parsley, thyme, lemon zest, ginger root

EXTRA: dry white wine

 

 

SHRIMP ginger root, curry powder, celery seed, basil, oregano, thyme, garlic, cayenne and red pepper flakes, parsley, lemon zest, dill

EXTRA: white wine vinegar, dry sherry, feta cheese, yogurt

 

 

SKATE onion, garlic, oregano, thyme, cayenne, parsley

EXTRA dry white wine

 

 

SQUID onion, garlic, parsley, basil, oregano

EXTRA: dry white wine, Parmesan

 

Tilapia     onion, garlic, fennel leaves and bulb, lemon zest, parsley, ginger-root, garam masala, turmeric, basil, cayenne

EXTRA: yogurt, dry white wine

 

 

 

 

 

 

FISH BROTHS, GUMBOS, SOUPS, CHOWDERS:

 

FISH BROTHS thyme, parsley, whole cloves, black peppercorns

EXTRA: dry white wine

 

 

GUMBOS: onion, garlic, jalapeno, bay leaf, fish broth, thyme, cilantro, parsley

 

 

SOUPS & CHOWDERS: basil, thyme, oregano, parsley, garlic, onion, jalapeno, curry powder, cumin

EXTRA: dry sherry, dry white wine , balsamic vinegar

 

 

 
 
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