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Venison - how to cook it?
« on: February 21, 2010, 07:44:33 PM »
Hello, Tree folks!

A friend at work gave me some venison so I could cook it up and let my students sample it. The only trouble is that I don't know how to cook it.

I looked up a few recipes on the web, but none stood out.

Do any of you have a favorite way to cook venison steaks? I was thinking a stew might be a good way to present it to the kids, but I'm open to suggestions.

Any ideas?
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Re: Venison - how to cook it?
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2010, 07:46:30 PM »
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Re: Venison - how to cook it?
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2010, 08:05:23 PM »
Chinese food..Five-spice beef and broccoli stir-fry many recipes on line or maybe some you can see on tastespotting or foodgawker... Stephan the five spice will help the game taste that your students might not like... stephan

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Re: Venison - how to cook it?
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2010, 08:13:16 PM »
Jeff, that soup looks great!

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Re: Venison - how to cook it?
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2010, 09:15:34 PM »
A stew would be a good choice. 

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Re: Venison - how to cook it?
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2010, 10:40:51 PM »
First...trim off everything that is not red meat. That means remove everything that is white including bone. That will remove the gamey flavor that some don't like.

Stew
Dice it into roughly 3/4" cubes, put it in a crockpot along with a can of mushroom or cream of tomato soup. Slow cook for a few hours, and can serve with baked potatoes, or cook in some carrots and potatoes.

Steaks
If steaks, I suggest on a hot grill in thick 1 1/2" slices (strips) medium rare. Grill all four sides and back on the first side until firm.

Baked in the oven usually means it will get dry.
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Re: Venison - how to cook it?
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2010, 05:49:26 AM »
Thanks, all!

I'll let you know how it turns out. Hmmm...we have a snow day today...maybe I'll give it a try.
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Re: Venison - how to cook it?
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2010, 10:38:12 AM »
I make my mom's version of venison stroganoff in a slow cooker, put venison roast(or whatever piece you have) in slow cooker, add one can cream of mushroom, let cook on low most of the day(or if smaller cuts/half a day), shred meat in cooker and add some sliced mushrooms and sour cream 30 minutes before dinner, serve over egg noodles.  Works good with beef too.
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Re: Venison - how to cook it?
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2010, 08:16:06 PM »
go for the gold. go on line. julia childe, BEEF BOURGIGNON. It will teach you to cook. And, if it fails, it,s still phenominal.
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« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2010, 08:19:07 PM »
Sorry, bourguignon!
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Re: Venison - how to cook it?
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2010, 11:07:18 PM »
The way I like venison the best is to slice the meat into 1/4 inch thick medallions.
Then dredge them in seasoned flour (that's flour with salt and pepper in it). Fry them and pile them on a platter. They won't last long 'cause they are sooooo good. 8)
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Re: Venison - how to cook it?
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2010, 08:13:17 AM »
Thats me too Charlie, only just a little bit thicker.  Venison should be cooked fast and never over cooked. Real thick steaks are not the way to go in my opinion as you end up with overcooked and undercooked in the same steak.
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Re: Venison - how to cook it?
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2010, 06:18:19 PM »
The way I like venison the best is to slice the meat into 1/4 inch thick medallions.
Then dredge them in seasoned flour (that's flour with salt and pepper in it). Fry them and pile them on a platter. They won't last long 'cause they are sooooo good. 8)

One little addition to that for me.......a good onion.  Don't overcook the venison.  Enjoy.

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Re: Venison - how to cook it?
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2010, 08:45:23 PM »
I think deer makes the best chili that there is.  We cut a lot of our deer into 1" squares and then can it.  We dump a quart jar in with our chili ingredients and it is just the most rich taste that you can get.  We also cube raw deer and braze it with butter until brown and then add potatoes, peppers and onions and by the time they are browned the deer is done.  We love deer...I don't know what people mean by "wild taste".  I've had bad tasting deer but that was due to bad handling.
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Re: Venison - how to cook it?
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2010, 09:40:58 PM »
I'm the same way, I don't get that wild taste people talk about, but then again we do our own processing and always have.
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Re: Venison - how to cook it?
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2010, 10:21:15 PM »
I talk about it, and don't like it.  ;D ;D
But trimming the fat off and removing all the bone...no gamey taste.

Started hunting years ago with a guy who would cut his deer up like a steer...he'd saw out steaks and chops, and roasts with bone still in place. Go to his house and he had his wife serve the hot venison on hot plates, just because the tallow would set up on the roof of your mouth when it cooled some. Could peel the tallow off with a spoon. And if the old buck deer was from the cedar swamps, it was pretty strong tasting regardless. Some people like that strong taste. I don't.

When I trim the fat off, and take the bone out, you can eat it cold after cooking and it is great. Not gamey taste whatsoever.
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Re: Venison - how to cook it?
« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2010, 11:03:07 PM »
My favorite way is on the BBQ on medium heat, but lay a few slices of bacon across the top of it.  You obviously have to take the bacon off to turn it, but when its done, it will melt in your mouth and best of all you have bacon to garnish your steak.  What could be wrong if it has bacon.
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Re: Venison - how to cook it?
« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2010, 11:24:47 PM »
 Our staple diet is venison and bear meat. I pretty much like most of the ways mentioned, except beenthere's above recipes ;D We make tacos and fajitas pretty often also, with shredded pressure cooked meat for the tacos, and seasoned and grilled backstrap for the fajitas. Instead of ground we make bulk sausage. It makes is the best spaghetti sauce you ever had, is good in beans, or any casserole type dish that uses sausage.
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Re: Venison - how to cook it?
« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2010, 09:12:29 PM »
Okay, gang,

I'm working on the soup that Jeff showed the step-by-step recipe for. I'm going to add some more stuff and I think we'll have it on Wednesday.

Thanks for all the help!

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« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2010, 07:38:46 PM »
Thats me too Charlie, only just a little bit thicker.  Venison should be cooked fast and never over cooked. Real thick steaks are not the way to go in my opinion as you end up with overcooked and undercooked in the same steak.

 I have to agree with Jeff on this one.
 On the island we eat lots of venison and we found that fast cooking is the best way. If you let it cook slow it either is like chewing on a shoe or it tastes very game like.
 A very hot BBQ, kiss it on both sides and she's ready. :)


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