Venison Meatloaf Roll

“I make the most amazing meatloaf.” Nobody has ever said that. Not in the history of ground meat. I looked it up on Wikipedia, it must be true. It’s a loaf of meat. The potential for “amazing” is not allowed for anything using the phrase “loaf” in it’s name. Meatloaf is a good, solid dinner, meant … Continue reading “Venison Meatloaf Roll”

Venison Pasty – The perfect camp meal

Let’s start with pronunciation. It’s “past” with the short a, not “paste” with the long a. If you got here on a search for the other “pasty”, you’ll be sadly disappointed. Pasties originated in the UK, Cornwall specifically, as a common meal for coal miners. Today, they seem to have a central home in the … Continue reading “Venison Pasty – The perfect camp meal”

Twelve Methods of Removing Gamy Flavor Put to the Test

Gamy venison (or gamey, depending on your preferred spelling). Nobody likes it. There are some people who claim they do – but I say that they probably haven’t had a truly gamy piece of meat. Yes, venison tastes different than beef or pork. But different doesn’t mean “gamy”, and most deer you eat, if properly handled … Continue reading “Twelve Methods of Removing Gamy Flavor Put to the Test”

Venison Parmesan – Fried Italian Awesomeness

While I come from a family of hunters, I didn’t start hunting till I was in my mid 20’s. My father passed away when I was young, and we had moved around the state as I was growing up, so I wasn’t geographically near my family that did hunt. I can recall stories of us … Continue reading “Venison Parmesan – Fried Italian Awesomeness”

Easy Venison Crockpot Tacos

Who doesn’t like tacos? The only reasonable excuse someone could give for not liking them is that they are messy. Well, that’s why napkins were invented. As to flavors, one of the great things about tacos is there are a million ways to make them, so it’s easy to tailor them to your preferences. And … Continue reading “Easy Venison Crockpot Tacos”

Venison Wonton Soup

When you think of a venison meal, what normally comes to mind? I know, probably not wontons, or any kind of soup for that matter. I think most people think of two things: The good experience they had – usually jerky. The bad experience they had – some tough roast that they (or someone else) … Continue reading “Venison Wonton Soup”

Venison Chili – and don’t forget the Cornbread!

If you hunt, I’m willing to bet you make chili too. And I know, I know, you already make the BEST chili. Wait, why are you searching online for “venison chili recipes” then? One of the reasons I like making chili is that it’s like a science experiment that can’t go wrong. Well, assuming you … Continue reading “Venison Chili – and don’t forget the Cornbread!”

How to Cook Venison Sous Vide for a Perfect Roast

I hate cooking roast venison (or even beef for that matter). As a roast in the oven that is. I always overcook them. Or they end up as flavorless blobs of meat. I know, that’s why gravy was invented. It’s really a matter of more practice, but you know how it goes – if something doesn’t … Continue reading “How to Cook Venison Sous Vide for a Perfect Roast”

Venison Pot Pie – Braised Venison in a Crispy Crust

I’ll admit, I’m not a huge pastry fan. For my apple pie, PLEASE give me a crumb top – or better yet, just give me apple crisp! But when it comes to a more savory dish like braised venison and vegetables in gravy – there is something about a crispy crust on a venison pot … Continue reading “Venison Pot Pie – Braised Venison in a Crispy Crust”

Venison Shank Osso Buco

Let’s start out with what the shanks are. The shanks are the forelegs. There’s a lot of bone, a lot of tendons, and not a lot of meat. If you process your own deer, as you break down the quarters, you get to the shank and think: “ugh, there is NO WAY I can get any … Continue reading “Venison Shank Osso Buco”