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Machaca: Jerky by Another Name

Taking a detour this post from traditional jerky to a ‘south-of-the-border’ jerky called machaca. [1]  This started out with my trying to find some good recipes for making enchiladas and tacos using traditional jerky.  But . . . since I couldn’t find any, changed directions on finding some good recipes using machaca which is made […]

Homemade Cured & Smoked Salmon

Cured Salmon



Before we get started, let’s ask the question – How safe is eating ‘cured salmon’ that has not been smoked . . . or at least heated for a minimum of 30 minutes to an internal temperature of 160 degrees F?

A lot of people love to eat sushi, […]

Fish Jerky

With hunting season over, those looking to enjoy outdoor sporting activities often turn to fishing. So in this post, we’ll take a look at fish jerky which has been a staple for mankind for a very long time.






As with red meat jerky, the fish used should be the […]