Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Melt In Your Mouth Deer Meat

I guess the proper word would be venison but I'm not a professional cook or an Iron Chef, so lets be real. It's deer meat. You can color it up how you please but it came from a deer. Just like beef is cow and chicken is obviously chicken. HOWEVER, there is something about deer meat that is soo much better. It taste great, its lean, healthy (depending on how you cook it) and its pure. Think about it. Cows and chickens are power-fed with steroids and it just doesn't even sound good for you. Some people say the don't like it because it tastes "gamey". Well whoever cooked it, didn't do something right. Others don't eat because they just refuse. Which is fine, I respect that. All I ask is that you give it a try. Yes, it may be Bambi's dad BUT the bacon you ate this morning was one of the 3 Little Piggies. Now that I have got that out of the way on to the recipe!

Chris has been begging me to post this.

This recipe is very easy. It doesn't take any specific measurements. Just eye-ball it.

Start with these:

  • Some minced garlic
  • Steak Seasoning
  • BBQ Sause
  • Dale's Seasoning (I use low sodium because Dale's has a good flavor but really salty)
  • Steak Sauce
  • Garlic Salt or Powder.
Put the deer meat (tenderloin) in a bowl. Add all the ingredients. A small spoon of minced garlic, sprinkle of the garlic salt/powder and steak seasoning and a drizzle on everything else. I like to mix it with a fork and poke it a few times to get the seasoning really in there. I cooked mine on a broil pan, which kind of dried it out and made it more like jerky but you can cook it on a cookie sheet. I didn't even time it because you can just tell when it is done. I would say it took about 15-20 minutes to cook maybe even less. It will also depend on the cut of the meat and the how thick it is.

Chris loved it (duh!) and Melania loved it even more! It was quite tasty and because there was a lot of seasonings going on, it didn't taste "gamey". I hope everyone at least tries.

Have you had deer meat before? Did you like it? If you don't, what don't you like about it?

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  1. AHH im so glad i came across this post! my boyfriend just had me try deer meat for the first time in 3 years haha- it's SO yummy! great great post :)

  2. That's great! I'm so glad you gave it a shot and liked it! This recipe could probably be the EASIEST recipes! Hope you try it and enjoy!

  3. My friend gave me some deer steaks lastnight, gonna try that recipe.