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How to Make Homemade Sausage Casings

Cooking Techniques

How to Make Homemade Sausage Casings

On a frigid morning in January a couple of years ago, I pulled into my friend Eduardo Garcia's driveway to find a trailer with three mildly feral sheep huddling in the back. Eduardo asked me to help him slaughter and butcher the sheep he and his wife, Becca, were raising. We planned to cut their...
Anna Borgman Aug 10, 2022
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Video: How to Make Fish Sliders with Kimi Werner

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Video: How to Make Fish Sliders with Kimi Werner

In this video we take one of Hawaii’s most delicious snappers, uku, coat it in a light beer batter, and shallow fry it to a crisp. We top it with a chunky dill pickle sauce that adds a ton of flavor and texture! But it’s the Portuguese sweetbread that makes these sliders so special. Sweetbread is a...
Kimi Werner Jul 29, 2022
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Video: How to Make Dried Aku

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Video: How to Make Dried Aku

Dried aku is a staple snack of Hawaii. These scrumptious sticks of skipjack fish jerky are chewy on the outside and soft on the inside. They are salty strips of pure protein that are as energizing as they are addicting. In this video, I’ll show you how to preserve your fish in the traditional way of...
Kimi Werner Jul 15, 2022
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Video: How to Make Lau Lau with Kimi Werner

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Video: How to Make Lau Lau with Kimi Werner

I had the honor of going beaver trapping in Montana with Steve Rinella. So to celebrate that unique experience, I decided to incorporate beaver meat into the classic Hawaiian soul food, lau lau. Lau lau is a surf n turf bundle of goodness usually consisting of pork and salted butterfish, all steamed...
Kimi Werner Jul 1, 2022
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Video: How to Fry Catfish with Clay Newcomb

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Video: How to Fry Catfish with Clay Newcomb

After you’ve landed a nice flathead or channel catfish, the first step in a successful fish fry is chunking it up. You want the pieces to be about ½-inch thick strips, about the size of a chicken strip. It’s important to keep the size standard to ensure even frying. Heat up some peanut oil in a deep...
Clay Newcomb Jun 23, 2022
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Video: How to Make Fish Gyoza with Kimi Werner

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Video: How to Make Fish Gyoza with Kimi Werner

Packed with fresh vegetables and minced fish, these little dumplings are absolutely addicting to eat. In this video, I use surgeon fish but any kind of fish will work. Gyoza is always a crowd-pleaser. But the knife work and folding skills involved make it a labor of love. So grab your friends and...
Kimi Werner Jun 10, 2022
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Video: How to Fry Fish

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Video: How to Fry Fish

When frying any fish or seafood, fresh is always best. My rule of thumb is to eat as much of my fresh fish as possible before I store it and get it in the freezer. It's not that frozen fish is bad; not at all, your fish will just never taste as good as it does right out of the water. Of course, this...
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How to Properly Sharpen a Knife

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How to Properly Sharpen a Knife

Before I began work as a full-time butcher, I had little interest in the intricacies of knife-sharpening. Even as a restaurant cook, I often did the bare minimum when honing the blade on my chef's knife. And because I usually only skinned a few animals each year, my hunting blade was, I now realize...
Anna Borgman Jun 1, 2022
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Video: How to Make Tomato Sauce

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Video: How to Make Tomato Sauce

This simple stewed tomato sauce recipe will be the foundation of so much of your cooking once you make it for the first time. Eat it simply with homemade pasta. Use it as a base for your venison chili or make it into tomato gravy that you braise a hind hog leg in. Bake it on catfish or use in in...
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Choosing the Best Cast Iron Skillet

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Choosing the Best Cast Iron Skillet

Cast iron pans are the workhorses of the kitchen. The utilitarian tool can fry eggs and sausage for breakfast, revitalize leftovers for lunch, and perfectly sear a backstrap for dinner. So what’s all the hype about cast iron anyways? Cast iron conducts heat evenly, and once you get it screaming hot...
Maggie Hudlow May 2, 2022
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Video: How to Make a Poke Bowl with Kimi Werner

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Video: How to Make a Poke Bowl with Kimi Werner

Poke bowls are a staple form of comfort food in Hawaii. They can be sweet, salty, spicy, or all of the above. Customizing your own poke bowl is what makes them such a treat. The cold fish and hot rice combo demands that this dish is eaten upon serving and the variety of toppings to choose from is...
Kimi Werner May 2, 2022
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