CHICKEN OF THE WOODS
The fall months are an ideal time to find chicken of the woods mushrooms in the woods. Here you find everything you need to know from where to find them, to some ideas on how to prepare them.
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This weeks recipe for Sundays Game Day
Pineapple Pickle Salsa
2 cups fresh pineapple, finely chopped
2 tablespoons hot pickles, minced
3 tablespoons pickled jalapeño peppers, seeded and minced
1 tablespoon lime zest
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Tortilla chips, for serving
Gently mix together all the ingredients tortilla chips. Serve chilled with tortilla chips.
You should also make these onions early this week so they will be ready for next week’s game day recipe; Slow-cooker carnitas for tacos, nachos, or burritos with pickled onions
1 medium red onion, sliced into 1/4-inch-thick half-moons
1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 cup rice vinegar, white wine vinegar, or apple cider vinegar
5 black peppercorns
3 small sprigs of thyme
Bring 3 cups water to a boil and spread the sliced onion out in a strainer set in the sink. Slowly pour the boiling water over the onions to soften the onions and temper their bite.
Add the sugar, salt, and vinegar to a half-pint mason jar and shake until the sugar and salt dissolve. Add the onions, peppercorns, and thyme sprigs (if using). Refrigerate until you are ready to use.