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cricket chili
Fall 2020

Cricket chili

Richard Zack organized a Bug Buffet as part of his Entomology 101 course for about 20 years. One of the mainstays of the insect-eating event was his cricket chili.

“It’s a kind of standard chili recipe,” he says.

Then he would add the insects.

“I would buy like 10,000 crickets,” says Zack, now the associate dean for academic programs at WSU’s College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences.

He’s no longer teaching the class nor hosting the famed Bug Buffet. But, here, he offers his cricket chili recipe for readers who might want to try it at home. It’s based … » More …

Skewered bug
Fall 2020

Bug recipes

David George Gordon, aka “The Bug Chef,” doesn’t eat bugs every day. And bugs aren’t his only source of protein. But, for. more than 20 years, he’s traveled the country giving cooking demonstrations and convincing people to eat crickets and cockroaches and other insects and arachnids. Here, he shares a few of his recipes, including one—his personal favorite—for the Deep-Fried Tarantula he shared on “The Late Late Show” with James Corden in 2015.

Need some inspiration? Check out the links below to videos featuring Gordon preparing bugs at the famed Explorers Club gala in New York City as well as his appearance on “The Late … » More …

Porcini and chanterelle mushrooms on a cutting board with knife
Fall 2020

Chanterelle recipes

 

Delicious ways to enjoy local chanterelle mushrooms.

Read more about Pacific golden chanterelles.

 

Mushroom Risotto

from WSU Creamery

This creamy, comforting risotto features WSU’s own Cougar Gold cheese as well as a mix of mushrooms, including seasonal chanterelles.

4 tablespoons butter

⅓ cup peeled and minced shallots (or ⅓ cup white or yellow onion, finely chopped)

1 pound flavorful mushrooms (such as crimini, portobello, chanterelle, oyster, and shiitake, or a combination), thinly sliced.

1½ cups arborio rice

6 cups chicken broth

4 tablespoons fresh parsley, very … » More …

Summer 2020

Sweet heat

Betsy Burlingame dries them, pickles them, stuffs them, makes marmalade with them—and more.

The avid WSU Clallam County Master Gardener loves peppers for their flavor-packed punch and has been growing her own in her Sequim greenhouse for years.

Here, she shares some of her go-to pepper recipes.

 

Jalapeño Poppers

4 ounces cream cheese (room temperature)

2 teaspoon minced garlic

1/3 cup minced green onions

3 tablespoon shredded cheddar cheese

1 tablespoon lime juice

12 to 15 fresh jalapeño peppers of equal size

1 egg

1 cup panko … » More …

Spring healthy food. on wooden background
Spring 2020

Go wild for these greens

Whether you forage them yourself or find them at the farmer’s market, wild spring greens pack a nutritious—and flavorful—punch.

Here are a few recipes to go wild for:

nettle

Nettles
Try puréed nettles in soup or pesto.

Croatian blitva, traditional and hearty peasant fare from the Dalmatian Coast, is traditionally made with Swiss chard and potatoes, garlic and olive oil. Why not try subbing one leafy green for another? Try this recipe with nettles. And, for extra flavor, … » More …

Roast goose with brussels sprouts and potatoes
Winter 2019

Cook your goose

Your goose is cooked.

Well, not yet.

But it can be—for Thanksgiving or Christmas or any other festive dinner this holiday season—with this recipe from the School of Hospitality Business Management at WSU’s Carson College of Business.

Executive Chef Jamie Callison developed the recipe for Washington State Magazine’s November 2019 issue. He was assisted by Chef de Cuisine Jason Butcherite and Student Culinary Lead Justin Walker.

Their roast goose features WSU honey and WSU Everything Seasoning—and makes for a stunning holiday centerpiece.

Use rendered goose fat to flavor fingerling potatoes for a side dish. And a touch of citrus brightens up another simple of roasted Brussels sprouts.

Bon … » More …

Rainier Cherry Clafoutis
Fall 2019

Rainier cherry clafoutis

 

“There are many variations of this classic French country dessert, traditionally made with fresh cherries, whose texture is often described as a cross between custard and cake. I prefer Rainier cherries complemented with Grand Marnier and orange zest.”

–from The Crimson Spoon by WSU Executive chef Jamie Callison

 

For preparing the pan

1 tablespoon butter, softened

2 tablespoons sugar

 

For the clafoutis

3 cups half-and-half

1 vanilla bean, split

5 eggs

¾ cup sugar

¾ cup flour

2 tablespoons Grand Marnier®

1 teaspoon grated … » More …

Spinach salad with strawberries and Cougar Gold cheese
Summer 2019

Spinach recipes

 

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Cougar Gold

from WSU Creamery

 

For the dressing:

2 tablespoons sesame seeds

⅓ cup olive oil

⅓ cup red wine vinegar

½ teaspoon sugar

2 teaspoons minced green onion

½ teaspoon paprika

¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

 

For the salad:

1 to 1½ pounds fresh spinach

2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and halved

1 cup crumbled Cougar Gold®

 

Make the dressing: In small skillet over medium heat, stir sesame seeds until golden brown; set … » More …

French fries with sauce
Spring 2019

Recipes: French fry sauces

 

Hot, crispy French fries…what can be better? Well, maybe with some good sauces. Find a few below, along with a fry recipe, from WSU Executive Chef Jamie Callison.

 

French fries

2 each russet potato, Washed and peeled except for ends

2 quarts canola oil

Seasoning salt or kosher salt & fresh black pepper to taste

1 tablespoon kosher salt

2 quarts water

 

Peel potatoes on the sides, leaving the ends with the skin on. Cut the potatoes into Batonnet size—cut to the full length of potato

Fill a large bowl with … » More …

bison roast
Winter 2018

Bison recipes and more

Bison (or buffalo) meat is leaner than beef but has a rich flavor. Try out a couple of recipes from the Bison Council, as well as some places around Washington where you can visit the animals.

You can also find more buffalo recipes from the Bison Council on their website.

 

Heavenly Merlot Bison Short Ribs

Ingredients

Freshly grated zest and juice of two lemons for marinade

½ cup chopped fresh rosemary for marinade

1 tbsp. minced fresh garlic for marinade

Hefty pinch of coarse ground pepper for marinade

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