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Old 01-10-2005, 04:51 PM
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Saturday I hit an approx. 1 1/2 yr. old buck with the truck - boy did I get lucky - bumper to head only.

So how do you guys like to cook / marinate your venison?
Has anyone heard of marinating venison with coffee grinds?
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Most of the time if you hit it with a cat the meat is so badly bruised its really not worth keeping.
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Old 01-10-2005, 05:29 PM
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I like to use a soy, honey, worcestshire, garlic mix for marinade.. It's tough to beat!

Now why can't I almost hit, but scare to death a nice 200 class rack, 300 pounder..
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Most of the time if you hit it with a cat the meat is so badly bruised its really not worth keeping.
You hit your deer with a cat? Its probably more sporting but a gun is easier.
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I sitting here right now, eating a venison steak, washing it down with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon. Todays steak was a quickie, smothered both sides in steaksauce and threw it on the George Foreman Grill. First time I tried it this way .... not bad.

Normally, I'll fry up some peppers and onions in about a 1/4 cup of butter and take them out, then turn up the heat in the frying pan, sear both sides of the steak. Turn the heat back down to medium, throw the peppers and onions back in, spinkle in some garlic powder, a cup of Merlot or any other red wine, and let simmer till done to your liking. Serve with egg noodles. Save the gravy for the noodles.

Also, marinate in teryaki sauce for a day and throw on the grill.

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Sear both sides on the grill, slow cook with your favorite barbecue sauce..... hmmmmm

Those are the easy ones I like, the rest of my more complex recipes come out of a great book I have, "Outdoor Tables and Tales". There are recipies for just about any fish, bird or game along with some great stories. My favorite deer recipe in this book is called "Deer Island Delight".
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Old 01-10-2005, 07:16 PM
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This is my favorite recipe for a deer ham.

Cover it with sliced onions and bacon, slow cook over charcoal. Chop onions, bacon, and mix with sliced deer meat. Add your favorite BBQ sauce.

It is similiar to Barbecue beef that we have in Eastern NC.

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Old 01-10-2005, 08:57 PM
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Soaked it in Italian salad dressing the cooked it on the charcoal. It was quite good. Tonight I had it in stew form (frozen left over)with 2 cold Sam Adams. Wish it was with some Pinot Noir though.
Sausage is hard to beat , even the wife eats it that way No smart a$$ remarks Gus
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You've got that right, the big a$$ Dodge scared him so bad that the deer bowed just before I wacked him. To bad that I had to hit him, but just the same I'm not about to let and ounce of that meat go to waste. Come spring I'll be tanning out the hide. I want to make a winter vest q/ collar out of it - hair and all.

Yah I got lucky a number of ways.
Just about hit the second deer of the three - I clipped the third one.
The meat is in great shape - who eats the head any ways. I did keep the tongue - that will get baked up in a raisin sauce.
The urethane cover over the bumper took a slight crack at the passenger fog light and the fog light is also out.

Sunday's lunch and dinner saw the demise of the heart, it was the first to get gobbled up - really not much different from calf heart. Cold or hot I really don't care, I just love my heart.
Monday's dinner had me into the liver. IMO the only way to eat liver is with mushrooms and onions. Sure glad there's a number of good meals out of one liver.
We had ourselves burgers tonight......mmmmmmmmm mmmm good or what. Definitely IMO venison burgers puts buffalo burgers to shame.

Tomorrow night for dinner will be chops, brussel sprouts or asparagus, garlic flavor whipped potatoes, maybe a little apple sauce, spinach salad, rye bread and a bottle of red wine. I will be trying one of your recipes, actually I will be trying them all along with my old stand bys. Any one that wants to come over for a good feed is more then welcome.
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Shag - 1/10/2005 7:13 PM

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Most of the time if you hit it with a cat the meat is so badly bruised its really not worth keeping.
You hit your deer with a cat? Its probably more sporting but a gun is easier.



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So, is the cat used for chinese?

Sorry... Couldn't resist..
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My usual easy way is Teriyaki marinated a day or so and grilled. Delicious, even for leftovers in the microwave, LOL.
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My usual easy way is Teriyaki marinated a day or so and grilled. Delicious, even for leftovers in the microwave, LOL.
I didn't get around to having my chops tonight, but I did manage to get them into Teriyaki sauce for tomorrow - I ate way to much liver for late lunch. Actually that reminds me, I should go flip them.

Not wanting to sound cheap or anything but, since I will be doing the Teriyaki thing a number of times, do you think it would be alright to marinated these chops in the sauce and then refrig or freeze the sauce for the next time?
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Garett, I have started the practice of putting the marinade into the bags with the meat prior to freezing. That way as they thaw, the meat is continually marinating and by the time it is thawed completely, the marinating time is about perfect.

Go for it bro! You will not be disappointed. Add a little garlic and brown sugar in there too.

Question, you said you had liver for lunch? Was that the Deer liver you ate or store bought? Just curious, I know that deer liver is supposed to be quite tasty and thus the question. I havn't had deer liver, but have had deer heart and that was fantastic. I will admit that it took a bit of Gentleman Jack to actually get me to do it, but after I did (try it), it was some of the tastiest meat I have ever had!

Thanks, I'm hungry now..
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Old 01-12-2005, 08:20 AM
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Best piece of advice is to not overcook the meat. Use high heat sear and remove when med rare...delicious
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Codfisher - 1/12/2005 9:20 AM

Best piece of advice is to not overcook the meat. Use high heat sear and remove when med rare...delicious
Agreed and that is an excellent point Codfisher.

Nothing and I mean nothing is worse than overcooking when it comes to preparing game whether it be frying, grilling or baking.. Don't confuse slow cooking (crock pot recipes, roasts, etc.) because that is entirely different (and is ok too), but for steaks and the like that will be cooked less than an hour - DON'T OVERCOOK!
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Wife an I made a V roast in the slow cooker the other day.

Roast. Can of Mush Soup. Envelope of onion soup. 16 oz oz of Pepsi Cola. Yeah that is right - Pepsi.

Low for 8 hours. Holy Smokes was that good!
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curious... doesn't game need to be hung to tenderize it some ?? like beef ?

i know that doesn't apply to innards but Garett, from what I understand if you have the chops etc tomorrow night then thats only 5 days.

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Here are some ways I enjoy it.....

1. Steakums - slice up a roast nice and thin (I use a meat slicer). Fry up some onions in a skillet and add the venison. Melt cheese and toast bun = YUM!

2. Steaks/backstraps - teriyaki marinade is one of my favorite, also like to add this spice called "Hot Rocks" - stuff is incredible

3. Ground meat - tons of things you can do here, but my favorites are tacos, manwhiches, chili, spagetti sauce, jerky, smoked summer sausage (have to add some pork fat for that though)

4. Fahitas - slice up your roast into strips and buy one of those old elpaso fahita kits - awesome!

5. Soup - for the meat that is a pain to get off the bone, simmer the bones for a day and skim the pot every few hours. Remove bones. Add spices to your liking to your already delicious stock and meat. Add some veggies. Good stuff.

6. Plain! - Just slapping a nice chunk of backstrap onto the grill is one of my favorites! I like to be SURE to sear it and cook no more than medium rare.

I am getting hungry!!!
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Hey Bucktales,
Those are some fine recipes you posted there. I will have to try a few of those, thanks for posting 'em up!

P.S.- I know your a Yank and all, but it is Fajitas.. (Just messin with ya)
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Marinate in french dressing. Grab a cold beer,put iton the grill for 2-4 min. flip it over for another 2-4 min. depending on how hot the grill is and dig in. Serve it a little pink in the middle. Make yourself a nice pan of grilled potato fries, and some fresh grilled vegies and enjoy!! Only in America!!
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