Venison Summer Sausage – Jalapeño and Cheddar, and Fat?

Fat. Venison doesn’t have much. That causes one of the main challenges to cooking it. Go too far and it will just be dry and tough. Many times, cooks (or processors) will add fat to venison. Has anyone ever told you about their amazing backstrap recipe, where they wrapped everything in bacon? Well, I would … Continue reading “Venison Summer Sausage – Jalapeño and Cheddar, and Fat?”

Bourbon Deer Jerky – Recipe and Drying Tips

I’ve been making venison jerky for 15 years, and to be honest, I screwed it up a lot. Jerky is so easy to make, how did I keep messing it up? It was never the recipe. That was truly the easy part. My problem was in over cooking it. The key to good jerky is … Continue reading “Bourbon Deer Jerky – Recipe and Drying Tips”

Venison Pastrami – Smoked Venison Deliciousness

Venison roasts. Venison steaks. Ground venison. I just want a sandwich already! Now, while I’ve made some damn delicious venison steak sandwiches, I like options. If you are ready to try a new recipe, make some smoked venison pastrami! I think a lot of hunters are intimidated when they get into to realm of cured … Continue reading “Venison Pastrami – Smoked Venison Deliciousness”

Beer Braised Corned Venison Recipe

So you have corned the beast. Now we need to cook it to turn it into a corned venison meal. Because venison is so lean, you have to be careful at this step. If you do a standard boil, and you boil it a bit too long, you’ll end up with some shredded, dry meat … Continue reading “Beer Braised Corned Venison Recipe”

How to Cure Corned Venison

One day, I was doing some random searching on wild game meals. I came across a recipe for corned venison. Venison corned beef? Mind. Blown. You can CORN venison?! I LOVE corned beef, so I had to try it out. I’ve corned a good half dozen or so venison roasts, and learned a few things along … Continue reading “How to Cure Corned Venison”