Sous vide is super slow cooking with a bag in water. It does wonders to a tough venison roast.
The “rounds” consist of the top, bottom, and eye rounds. Together they make up the hamstring area of the deer.
The top and bottom rounds are the larger, flat muscles on the on the inside and outside of the rear, and are generally interchangeable in recipes.
The eye nestled in between them. The eye is small and tubular, resembling the tenderloin, but NOT tender. I will usually put the eye of round from each leg together for freezing, they are great for stews, stir fries and such.
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
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”
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”
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 MANY venison roasts, and learned a few things along the way. Once you corn … Continue reading “How to Cure Corned Venison”