Carnivore Recipes

Peruvian chicken wings with aji verde

PERUVIAN CHICKEN WINGS WITH AJI VERDE

Serves 4

1.5 kg chicken wings coriander leaves, to serve

1 lime, halved

Aji verde

2 large handfuls of coriander leaves

1 serrano chilli, deseeded and chopped

100 g Aioli 

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Spicy marinade

2 tablespoons coconut oil or good-quality animal fat, melted

4 garlic cloves, finely chopped

3 tablespoons tamari or coconut aminos

3 tablespoons lime juice

3 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons chipotle chillies in adobo sauce, finely chopped

2 teaspoons ground cumin

2 teaspoons smoked paprika

1 teaspoon finely chopped thyme leaves

1 teaspoon sea salt

For the aji verde, combine the coriander, chilli, aioli, olive oil and vinegar in a blender with a pinch of salt and blend until smooth. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Pour into

a small bowl, cover and refrigerate until required.

Combine all the spicy marinade ingredients in a large bowl. Toss the wings in the spicy marinade and turn to coat well.

Cover and marinate in the fridge for 2 hours or, for best results, overnight.

Preheat the oven to 220°C (200°C fan-forced). Line a baking tray with baking paper.

Place the wings in a single layer on the prepared tray and pour over any remaining marinade. Roast, flipping and basting the wings occasionally, for 40 minutes, or until golden and

cooked through.

Season the wings with salt and pepper and transfer to a serving platter. Serve scattered with coriander leaves and with the aji verde and lime halves on the side.

Lamb ribs with chermoula

‘Shut the gate’ is one of the funniest ways to express when something is so fantastic

that there is nothing left to say on the matter. Well, I reckon this lamb rib dish is one of

the best I have ever had the pleasure of cooking and eating; so, yeah . . . shut the damn

gate! In all seriousness, though, ribs are the tastiest cut of lamb as they have an amazing

layer of fat on top of the meat. When cooked slowly in spices until the meat is falling off

the bone, and finished with a zingy chermoula, not much can top them.

LAMB RIBS WITH CHERMOULA

1.5 kg lamb ribs

3 tablespoons lard or other

good-quality animal fat

sea salt and freshly ground

black pepper

Chermoula

1 large handful of coriander leaves, chopped

1 large handful of flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped

1 large handful of mint leaves, chopped

2 garlic cloves, chopped

1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin

1 ½ teaspoons ground coriander

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

½ long red chilli, deseeded and chopped

3 tablespoons lemon juice

125 ml (1/2 cup) olive oil

sea salt and freshly ground

black pepper

To make the chermoula, combine the herbs, garlic, spices, chilli and lemon juice in a food processor and process to a paste.

With the motor running, drizzle in the olive oil and process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Preheat the oven to 150°C (130°C fan-forced).

Rub the ribs with the fat and sprinkle with a generous amount of salt and pepper.

Heat a large flameproof casserole dish over medium–high heat.

Add the ribs in batches and seal on all sides for 4–5 minutes until browned.

Return all the ribs to the dish, cover with the lid and roast in the oven for 3 hours, or until the meat is tender and falling off the bone.

Cut the ribs into pieces, drizzle over the chermoula and serve.

Serves 4

Lamb chops with anchovy aioli

One of the more unusual flavour combinations I was introduced to when I started my chef

apprenticeship about 30 years ago was the marriage of anchovy and lamb. The salty nature

of anchovies works so well with lamb, that I have used this combination in many ways since

that first encounter. Try this classic surf and turf for yourself, I know you’ll be convinced.

LAMB CHOPS WITH ANCHOVY AIOLI

Serves 4

4 x 180 g lamb forequarter chops

sea salt and freshly ground

black pepper

1 pinch of dried mint

½ teaspoon ground cumin

3 tablespoons coconut oil or good-quality animal fat

Anchovy aioli

6 jarred salted anchovy fillets, rinsed and patted dry, finely chopped

1 tablespoon finely chopped dill fronds

1 tablespoon finely chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves

250 g (1 cup) Aioli (see recipe below)

sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Place all the anchovy aioli ingredients in a bowl and mix to combine. Taste and season with more salt and pepper if needed.

Season the lamb chops with salt and pepper and sprinkle over the dried mint and cumin.

Heat the coconut oil or animal fat in a large frying pan over medium–high heat. Add the lamb and cook, turning occasionally, for 6–7 minutes for medium–rare (or cook to your liking). Transfer to a plate and allow to rest for 5 minutes, keeping warm.

Serve the lamb chops with the anchovy aioli.

AIOLI

Makes 470 g

6 roasted garlic cloves

4 egg yolks

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice

420 ml (1 cups) olive oil

sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Combine the garlic, egg yolks, mustard, vinegar, lemon juice and olive oil in a glass jug. Using a hand-held blender, blend, working the blade from the bottom of the jug slowly to the top, until thick and creamy. Alternatively, place the garlic, egg yolks, mustard, vinegar and lemon juice in a food processor and process until combined. With the motor running, slowly pour in the oil in a thin, steady stream and process until the aioli is thick and creamy. Season with salt and pepper. 

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Glazed pork and bacon burgers

GLAZED PORK AND BACON BURGERS

Serves 4–6

4 rindless bacon rashers, finely chopped

3 tablespoons coconut oil or good-quality animal fat

1 onion, finely chopped

150 g mushrooms, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

2 teaspoons finely chopped thyme leaves

1 tablespoon finely chopped

flat-leaf parsley leaves

550 g pork mince

1 egg

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground

black pepper

150 ml Smoky Barbecue Sauce (see recipe XXX)

Salad to serve 

Heat a large frying pan over medium–high heat. Add the bacon and sauté for 5 minutes, or until lightly golden. Transfer the bacon to a bowl and set aside.

Wipe the pan clean, then heat 1 tablespoon of the coconut oil or animal fat over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté for 5 minutes until softened. Next, add the mushroom and garlic and cook for 3 minutes until softened. Transfer the onion and mushroom mixture to the bacon and allow to cool completely.

Add the thyme, parsley, pork mince, egg, salt and pepper to the cooled bacon mixture, then mix well to combine. Shape the mixture into ten patties. 

Heat a large frying pan over medium–high heat. Add the remaining oil or fat and cook the patties in batches for 3 minutes on each side, or until cooked through. Transfer to a plate and allow to rest for 2 minutes. Whisk any juices in the pan into the smoky barbecue sauce.

Brush the smoky barbecue sauce over the patties to glaze, then serve.

Serve with salad.

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SMOKY BARBECUE SAUCE

Makes 420 g

100 g tomato paste

3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

120 g honey

100 ml maple syrup

½ teaspoon smoked paprika

100 ml tamari or coconut aminos

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1 ½ tablespoons liquid smoke (see Note) (optional)

1 pinch of ground cloves

1 cinnamon stick

sea salt (optional)

Place all the ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat, mix well and bring to a simmer.

Reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Season with salt, if

desired, and allow to cool. Remove the cinnamon stick and store the sauce in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

NOTE

Liquid smoke is a water-soluble liquid that forms from condensed smoke particles when chips from a hardwood (such as hickory) are burned. You can

buy it from some supermarkets, delis, specialty food stores or online.

Buffalo wings

If you are like me, you have probably wondered why buffalo wings are so named. (When I first heard of them, I pictured a buffalo with wings!) Well, I went digging to find out more about these delicious spicy chicken morsels and, apparently, the name comes

from the town of Buffalo in New York, where they were first created. So, now we have

that out of the way, let’s get into the real delight of creating these wings at home.

BUFFALO WINGS

Serves 4

1.2 kg chicken wings

coconut oil, for deep-frying

120 g tapioca flour

sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

150 ml Hot Sauce (see recipe below)

Marinade

80 ml (1/2 cup) melted Smoked Lard (see recipe below) or duck fat

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

2 teaspoons finely grated ginger

1 tablespoon smoked paprika

1 tablespoon honey

1 ½ tablespoons apple cider vinegar

½ teaspoon fine sea salt

1 pinch of freshly ground black pepper

Combine the marinade ingredients in a large bowl and whisk together well.

Toss the wings in the marinade and turn to coat well. Cover and marinate in the fridge for 2 hours or, for best results, overnight. Heat the coconut oil in a wok or large saucepan to 160°C. (To test, drop a small piece of chicken into the oil – if it starts to bubble around the chicken immediately, the oil is ready.)

Place the tapioca flour in a shallow bowl and season with salt and pepper. One at a time, add the chicken wings, turn to coat and shake well to dust off any excess flour.

Carefully add the wings in batches to the hot oil and deep-fry for 6–6 ½ minutes until cooked through and golden. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on paper towel to drain.

Season with salt and pepper.

Transfer the wings to a bowl, pour over the hot sauce and toss the chicken to evenly coat.

Arrange the buffalo wings on a platter and serve.

HOT SAUCE

Makes 500 ml

2 tablespoons coconut oil or good-quality animal fat

1 onion, finely chopped

6 long red chillies, chopped

2–3 habanero chillies, deseeded and chopped

4 garlic cloves, finely chopped

3 tomatoes, chopped

200 ml apple cider vinegar

2 teaspoons sea salt

1 tablespoon honey

2 tablespoons tamari or coconut aminos

Heat the coconut oil or animal fat in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion,

chillies and garlic and cook for 5 minutes, or until softened. Reduce the heat to medium–low, then stir in the tomato, vinegar, salt, honey, tamari or coconut aminos and 3 tablespoons of water.

Simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 30 minutes until the tomato breaks down and the flavour develops. Allow to cool.

Transfer the tomato and chilli mixture to a blender and blend until smooth. Strain through a fine sieve, if desired, discarding the leftover pulp.

Pour the hot sauce into glass jars with screw-top lids and store in the fridge for up to 1 month.

SMOKED LARD

Makes 500 g–1 kg

500 g–1 kg lard 

1 kg hickory or apple wood chips, soaked in water for 1–2 hours, drained

Place the lard in a roasting tin.

Divide the soaked wood chips between two aluminium barbecue trays. Place one tray under

the barbecue grill grates, directly on the heat source, in a far corner. Set the other tray aside.

Turn all the barbecue burners to high, cover with the lid and preheat to 180–200°C. At this

stage the wood chips will begin to smoke.

Turn off the middle burners and allow the temperature to drop to 100°C. Quickly place the lard on the middle grate, away from the heat, then close the lid. Reduce the other

burners to low and maintain the heat at no higher than 100°C. Smoke the lard for 3 hours,

switching the barbecue trays when the smoke starts to die down (halfway through the

process). You may notice that the wood chips turn to ash – this is the signal to change trays.

Remove the melted smoked lard from the barbecue and pour into a heatproof bowl.

Cool and store in an airtight glass jar in the fridge for up to 1 month or freeze for up to

6 months.

Baked Cheese

Baked Cheese
 
 
Prep time
10 mins
Cook time
6 mins
Total time
16 mins
 
Author: Maria Emmerich
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1½ pounds fontina cheese, rind removed and cut into 1 inch cubes (or Havarti cheese)
  • 3 tablespoons butter or olive oil (click here to find the company I love)
  • 6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves (or 1 teaspoon dried oregano)
  • 1 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
 
Instructions
  1. Turn the broiler oven on high.
  2. Place the Fontina cheese cubes in the bottom of an 8 inch cast-iron skillet about ¼ centimeter apart. Drizzle olive oil on top of the cheese.
  3. In a small bowl, combine garlic, oregano and salt.
  4. Put cheese cubes in seasoning and toss to coat.
  5. Place the skillet in the middle rack under the broiler for about 6 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and starts to brown.
  6. Serve immediately with slices of sausages, pork rinds or meatballs!
 
Notes
Nutritional Info of cheese only: 254 calories, 1g carb, 14g protein, 21g fat
 
For a printable version of this recipe go to mariamindbodyhealth.com HERE, check out our ebook “Carnivore” HERE and the dozens of other keto books we have too. 
 

Braised Oxtail Soup

Braised Oxtail Soup
 
 
Prep time
5 mins
Cook time
2 hours
Total time
2 hours 5 mins
 
Author: Maria Emmerich
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds oxtail
  • Fine grain sea salt, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons lard or tallow (or butter if not dairy free)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small tomato, diced
  • 3 cups beef broth (I used Kettle and Fire)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons duck fat or lard for frying
  • Fresh herbs and Boston lettuce for garnish, if desired
 
Instructions
  1. Season the oxtail with salt. Heat the lard in a large Dutch oven, over medium-high heat, until shimmering. Add the oxtail pieces in a single layer, without overcrowding the pot. Sear the meat, turning occasionally, until brown on all sides, about 8 minutes total. Remove the oxtail pieces and reserve.
  2. Lower the heat to medium and add the onion and garlic. Cook until fragrant and softened, about 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes and stir to combine. Pour the beef broth and the bay leaves. Bring to a boil, scrapping the browned bits from the bottom of the pan.
  3. Return oxtail to the pot. Cover, lower the heat to a simmer, and cook for 2 to 3 hours or until the meat is falling apart tender. Remove the oxtail pieces and shred the meat, discarding the bones and any large pieces of fat if desired. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until chilled and can easily form into a patty (you can freeze for 30 minutes to speed up the chilling).
  4. Bring the remaining sauce in the pot to a boil to reduce, over medium high heat, for about 15 minutes or until reduced by half. Remove the bay leaves. Spoon off fat from surface of pan juices and discard. Taste and add salt if desired.
  5. Remove the oxtail from the fridge or freezer, form into a tightly compacted ½ pound patty (resembling a hamburger). Heat the duck fat in a large skillet over medium high heat. Once hot, add the oxtail patty and fry for 1 minute, flip and cook another minute or until outside is crispy. Remove with a spatula and place into a wide soup bowl.
  6. Just before serving, pour ½ cup of the rendered stock from the pot. Garnish with a Boston lettuce leaf and fill with fresh herbs if desired. Serve fresh.
 
Notes
Nutritional Information:
368 calories, 24g fat, 32g protein, 3g carbs, 1g fiber
For a printable version of this recipe go to mariamindbodyhealth.com HERE, check out our ebook “Carnivore” HERE and the dozens of other keto books we have too. 
 

Fried Meatloaf

Fried Meatloaf
 
 
Prep time
10 mins
Cook time
70 mins
Total time
1 hour 20 mins
 
Author: Maria Emmerich
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • Meatloaf Cordon Bleu:
  • 2 pounds ground beef 85% lean
  • ½ cup chopped mushrooms
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 ounces thinly sliced cooked ham
  • 4 ounces provolone cheese, sliced
  • Breading:
  • ½ cup powdered Parmesan cheese (or more pork panko if dairy free)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup pork panko or crushed pork rinds
  • 4¾-inch-thick slices cold leftover keto meatloaf
  • Duck fat spray
 
Instructions
  1. Meatloaf Cordon Bleu:
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the ground beef, Parmesan, mushrooms, eggs, and onion. Season with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Pat the meat mixture out onto a piece of waxed paper, and flatten to ½ inch thick.
  4. Lay slices of ham onto the flattened meat, and top with slices of cheese. Pick up the edge of the waxed paper to roll the flattened meat up into a log. Remove waxed paper, seal the ends and seam, and place the loaf into a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
  5. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the loaf is no longer pink inside.
  6. Fried Meatloaf:
  7. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F.
  8. Set three wide, shallow dishes (such as pie plates) in a row on the counter. Put the powdered Parmesan in the first dish. Crack the egg into the second dish and beat it lightly with a fork. Put the pork panko or crushed pork rinds in the third dish.
  9. Working with one slice at a time, dredge the meatloaf first in the powdered Parmesan and then in the egg, coating it on all sides and shaking gently after each dip to knock off the excess. Lay the meatloaf in the pork panko, scatter some crumbs on top of the slice, and press gently to adhere. Flip and repeat once or twice with the crumbs to coat really well; be sure to get the edges as well. As you finish each slice, set it on a tray.
  10. Spray the coated slices of meatloaf with duck fat spray. Place slices into the air fryer 8 minutes, flipping with a spatula after 4 minutes or until slices are golden brown. Serve hot.
 
Notes
Nutritional Information:
486 calories, 34g fat, 42g protein, 3g carbs, 0.3g fiber
For a printable version of this recipe go to mariamindbodyhealth.com HERE, check out our ebook “Carnivore” HERE and the dozens of other keto books we have too. 
 

Smoked Whole Chicken

 
Smoked Whole Chicken
 
 
Prep time
10 mins
Cook time
60 mins
Total time
1 hour 10 mins
 
Author: Maria Emmerich
Serves: 8
Ingredients
 
Instructions
  1. Turn your smoker on and turn to “Smoke” mode. Pat the chicken dry and season well on all sides and in the cavity of the chicken with salt. Place on smoker with legs side down. Smoke for about 3 hours.
  2. After smoking, place the chicken in a roasting pan. Add ½ cup vinegar. Cover tightly with foil (I lined it on the inside with parchment to avoid the chicken touching the hot foil).
  3. Place in a 350 degree F oven for 30 minutes or until chicken is very tender and falling off the bone and internal temperature at thickest part of breast is 140-150 degrees F.
  4. Remove the foil and parchment from the chicken and discard the vinegar. Increase oven to 450 degrees F and place the oven in the middle rack to bake for 5-7 minutes or until skin is crispy.
  5. Store extras in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Can be frozen for up to a month. Serve leftovers chilled or reheat pieces of the smoked chicken in a 350 degree F oven for 7 minutes or until heated through.
 
Notes
Nutritional Information:
304 calories, 22g fat, 27g protein, 0g carbs, 0g fiber
 
For a printable version of this recipe go to mariamindbodyhealth.com HERE, check out our ebook “Carnivore” HERE and the dozens of other keto books we have too. 
 

How to Make a Keto Omelette (the Easy Way!)

Learn how to make a keto omelette for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It is an excellent way to use up leftover vegetables, precooked meat, and fresh herbs.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 1-2 minutes

Total Time: less than 10 minutes

Serves: 1

Ingredients

  • Eggs
  • Fresh herbs
  • Precooked vegetables
  • Precooked meat

Instructions

  1. HEAT a generous amount of fat in a skillet
  2. BEAT the eggs
  3. COOK the omelette 1-2 minutes
  4. FOLD the omelette

For 15+ keto omelette recipes and complete recipe details, visit the How to Make a Keto Omelette on Primal Edge Health and check out our keto and carnivore cookbooks too!

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