Venison Pasty – The perfect camp meal

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”

Venison Summer Sausage – Jalapeño and Cheddar, and Fat?

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

Bourbon Deer Jerky – Recipe and Drying Tips

I’ve been making venison jerky for over 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 … Continue reading “Bourbon Deer Jerky – Recipe and Drying Tips”

Mongolian Beef Style Venison

Mongolian Beef Style Venison

Sometimes you just want a quick meal. With most cuts of venison being on the tough side, a lot of recipes are either complicated, or sssssslllllllloooooowwwwww. And that’s all well and good – unless you have a real life, with a busy day, where you get home late, and just need to get some food on the … Continue reading “Mongolian Beef Style Venison”

Twelve Methods of Removing Gamy Flavor Put to the Test

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”