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   Posted 1/11/2009 8:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I noticed in one of Kaspers threads that a lot of people on here eat deer meat.
 Well my husband had to have a couple of deers shot on the farm he works on and he bought home the meat.
I have lightly bbq'd a couple of steaks, which were delicious (it was the first time we had ever tried it).
I was more wondering about the parts that need roasting, he was told by the gaming shooter that they are best cooked in an oven bag - I was just wandering what you guys could suggest for me - any nice marinades or easier cooking methods.
Thanks for any replies.

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   Posted 1/12/2009 4:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Jo, I cook it like I would any other cut of red meat. Did you have a butcher cut it up or did you do it yourself? Either way, ground meat is the most versatile way to use it -- tacos, spagetti, burgers on the grill etc. I love the back strap meat (chops) done on the grill or any old way. I also like to take a roast put it in the crock pot with red wine and beef broth for hours then shred it and add BBQ sauce. It's a great when feeding a crowd. Mostly though we just cook the steaks like steak, roasts like any other roast. If you like the taste of deer, I'd avoid any recipes that call for "smothering in onions" they are just trying to cover the taste.

Other good reasons to eat it, it's low in fat and healthier for you. I know some say it's harder to digest but it never bothered me, maybe because I've been eating it all my life.

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   Posted 1/12/2009 4:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Ground deer meat and Keema curry mix is WONDERFUL... plus the active ingredient in curry is a natural anti-inflammatory. You can get the mix at any Indo-Pako grocery store. Add potatoes and peas and it makes it even better. And, no, it's not too spicy. :)

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   Posted 1/12/2009 6:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I like oinion salt on my steak while cooking. Roast I put a little oinion on the top a wee bit of water and away I go. One thing I will say roast is great hot and peel the fat off when it is cold as it is not the greatest for eating. .hmm Could chew on a nice steak now. lol gail
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   Posted 1/12/2009 8:12 AM (GMT -7)   
You may find that its a little leaner than beef unless its been feeding in a bean field. We add a little pork to the ground meet. We also add pork and make sausage with it. The back strap is great grilled, or fried. The wild taste is not there unless it was run hard or not bled out soon after it was killed. If it was handled correctly its going to be great and its better for you without all the fat and drugs beef has in it..
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   Posted 1/12/2009 8:25 AM (GMT -7)   
OH, I'm so jealous!!!! I grew up getting a few roast a year and we just waited for those times. My grandfather would butcher the meat for his friends when he retired from going out hunting himself and would get a roast in return. Yesterday I had 4 deer roaming in my yard all day and all I could think about was how tasty they would be. Not really, they were fun to watch, but I do love venison.

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   Posted 1/12/2009 9:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Deer jerky is the best... I do not know how its made (and I think a lot of people make it different) because I don't hunt or fix the deer meat... Pretty much just get what I can get from people I know... (The Freeloader of Deer Meat, I guess ya could say) :)
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   Posted 1/12/2009 3:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the suggestions everyone, sounds like you just treat it like a good cut of beef.
The gaming guy cut it for us and regretfully we gave a lot away (thinking we wouldnt like it and not wanting to waste it - we know better now) None of it is minced and as I dont own a mincer I will be missing out on the mince dishes. Will be looking forward to cooler weather (its supposed to be 41 c here today) to try roasting the meat.
Thanks again everyone

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   Posted 1/13/2009 11:34 AM (GMT -7)   
We made stew with the steaks and chili with the ground meat. . . mmmmm mmmmm good.
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   Posted 1/13/2009 12:33 PM (GMT -7)   
The vegetarian on the list wants to know, "who shot Bambi." LOL

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   Posted 1/13/2009 12:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Navy did and she butchered it as well, darn hard to lift and animal that weights more then I do... Sorry...
Sniper the solution to that is to eat more buffalo...LOL Now there is some darn good meat there!
Or raise the cattle yourself (no drugs and regular exercise <they like to follow my 3-wheeler around cause I got a sweet bale on the back) Wow that came out dirty, but I just meant a sweet grass combo bale...lol

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   Posted 1/13/2009 5:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Yum venison chili! Mine's SCD legal too. A good friend was treated for various Autoimmune disorders by a local Doctor/Asian Healer who told him many years ago, "if its not grass fed organic, or you did not shoot it do not eat it". We haven't talked for awhile, but a mutual friend told me they are doing research on our friend, to try and learn why he has done so well, and survived for so long.

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   Posted 1/13/2009 6:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Bambi tastes goooooooooood... *Evil grin*
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   Posted 1/13/2009 6:29 PM (GMT -7)   

My husband soaked our venison steaks in milk for at least 12 hours and then fried it in a cast iron skillet really quick on both sides in butter. We used it for fajitas but most of our guests were eating it plain. Kids included and myself and I never liked the taste of venison growing up. It was so Awesme. The next time he didn't soak it in milk and just fried it in the cast iron skillet and it was good but not as good as the first.

Either way, he said by soaking it in milk for at least 12 hours can take some of the gamey taste out of it. I also remember him saying to never use a cream of mushroom or any cream sauce when slow cooking it.

Have fun with it! It is awesome when you know what you are eating without having to worry what the heck is added to it.


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