Thursday, December 20, 2012

"Wild Stuff"

This past November we were fortunate to harvest a deer. This is one of natures finest creations. Over the years we have enjoyed many a dinner, and these are a few of our favorites.

As you can see, venison is very lean meat. This is one of the reasons it must be cooked quickly, and on the medium side.


In this dish I have dropped the thinly sliced venison into a skillet with olive oil and a bit of butter. It's then fried for but a few minutes on each side and then plated to enjoy. I season the venison with only salt and pepper, and only when it's in the plate.

Venison is a lean meat that cannot take long cooking times. There are some exceptions such as stews, and ground venison.

Stuffed green peppers. The filling is venison that I grind, white rice, some whole wheat bread crumbs, grated cheese, and seasonings. Placed in a baking dish with tomato sauce and baked for about an hour and enjoyed.


In future posts I'll share with you some other wonderful venison dishes.


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26 comments:

  1. Wow, beautiful looking dishes. It's 6:15 in the morning and I am already thinking dinner!
    -BT

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    1. Browntrout,
      Thanks.
      A great way to start your day.

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  2. Brk Trt,
    its 6:23am in the morning and your making me hungry for dinner and haven't had breakfast yet.

    Yum!!! Looks delicious.

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    1. DRYFLYGUY,
      Thanks.
      Seems as you and Browntrout are in the same state of mind.

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  3. Hi Brk Trt..I've been pretty much out of the blog-o-sphere lately..just taking a bit of a break..but I wanted to wish you and yours and all the many readers of Small Stream Reflections a very Happy and Holy Christmas!

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    1. penbayman,
      Thanks.
      And a very Merry Christmas to you my coastal Maine friend.

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  4. Thanks Brk Trt! I'm sitting here at 8:30 in the morning just having finished breakfast and now I'm staring/drooling at a picture of venison on my screen. Hope you and your family have a very Happy and Health Holiday Season!

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    1. Kiwi,
      Thanks.
      I hope you enjoy it.
      And to you and yours a very Merry Christmas.

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  5. Hi Alan......I have had venison my brother in law has made but I never saw it beforehand. If I didn't know that meat was from a deer, then I may not have guessed it was was.

    Do you have the venison cut by a butcher or do you or your son do that?

    Also, how thick is the venison cut?

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    1. Ed,
      Thanks.
      Yes, the butcher is me. Meat cutting was the way I made my living for 45 years.
      Those slices are about a quarter to half inch thick.

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  6. I haven't had stuffed pepper in so long.


    DELICIOUS!

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    1. G Lech,
      Thanks.
      You have got to make some George...very tasty.

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  7. Alan
    Outstanding dishes with perfect sides to compliment the venison. How do you prepare the tenderloin? That is one of my favorite parts of the deer. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell,
      Thanks.
      Most tender parts of the deer I prepare the same way. I quick fry them with just salt and pepper. The lesser cuts I grind and make sausage, ground meat for meatballs, chili, and pasta sauces.
      I'll post a few more on later posts.

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  8. My wife is a creature of habit. A meat from the grocery store habit. Can't get her even vaguely interested in wild game.

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    1. Mark Kautz,
      Thanks.
      If you do the cooking don't tell her it's game. Guess that's easier said than done.

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  9. Venison, is by far then best tasting wild game. Congrats to you and your crew for a successful hunt. I am looking forward to the dishes.

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    1. Savage,
      Thanks.
      It's one of the best no doubt.
      Rabbit's pretty good too.

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  10. Looks better than my dinner. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Jay,
      Thanks.
      You must be eating fast food.

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  11. I have already eaten, but that deer meat makes me want another plate of supper!

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    1. Peter Patenaude,
      Thanks.
      I'd be happy to send you some...if I could.

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  12. Hi Alan!

    Are you trying to make me destroy my laptop by drooling on it? The dishes looks very appetizing! I believe you enjoyed them thoroughly.

    Your friend in the cold,
    Mats Olsson

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    1. The Jassid Man,
      Thanks.
      They sure do, and I truly did.
      Stay warm.

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