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Monday, November 28, 2005

Venison - Ideas for Cooking, A Venison Recipe, A Venison Recipe Link

'Tis the Season for Venison!

Hunting season opened the week before thanksgiving in Virginia. Since we are in North Carolina, why does it matter when hunting season opened in Virginia?
I am a native Virginian. My parents still live there and my dad hunts, ALMOST every day of the season. He killed 2 deer already and having visited over the holiday weekend, we brought some home to freeze. I feel very fortunate to have a resource (Dad). It's better than store bought and cheaper too.

I grew up on the stuff and I love it. What do we do with it? Well my favorite recipe of all is to follow Julia Child's recipe for Boeuf Bourguignon. I even served it at a private party for 150 people and even though it was labeled, people didn't see the label and many people who swear they do not eat venison, loved it. Better yet, hunters who eat venison all the time told us that it was the best they had ever eaten.

What else do we do with it? Venison Stew, Venison Jerky (my niece J.J.’s husband Chris makes the best), Venison ground up in everything from Spaghetti to Sloppy Joes, Venison Barley Soup, Venison
Mushroom Soup, Marinated Grilled Venison Kabobs, Venison Sausage, Venison ala Mode, Venison Roast, Stuffed Venison Roast, Venison Chili, Venison
Daube, Venison Steaks, Venison Chops, Venison medallions, Venison Braised in Balsamic Vinegar, Venison Enchiladas, Venison Burritos. That's all that comes to mind, at the moment.

The recipe for the Venison Bourguignon visit the recipe-of-the-week on my website: Venison Bourguignon Recipe

My everyday Venison Stew Recipe:

2 pounds venison stew meat
1 small onion, peeled
Several sprigs of parley, thyme and 1 bay leaf
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups chopped onions
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped carrots
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
2 bay leaves
1 cup red wine
1/4 cup flour
4 cups stock
4 russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
4 carrots, peeled and sliced
3 T butter
1/4 cup flour
Salt and black pepper
Crusty bread

I realize that everyone doesn’t have access to venison and lots of people have an opinion about it, but I know, if you like beef, you’ll like these recipes. The deer population, at least in our area, is huge and they are a real menace. We have a compound around the vineyard to keep them out. Too bad my husband doesn’t hunt because it would help in reducing the population and keep good food on the table. In the meantime, enjoy these recipes for venison and if you want more from the list above, do not hesitate to email us.
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