Venison meat can make all sorts of meals from main entrees, soups, stews to snacks. It is a safe meat for the most part and is less susceptible to contamination than meat purchased at the local grocery store. This article will give you ideas on what to do with fresh venison.
Venison is safer than most meat on the shelf because it is usually processed separately from other deer. The beef, chicken, pork and even fish on the shelf is usually processed in batches and if one affected animal is in the mix it can potentially make the rest of the meat bad. With a deer, your risks are lower for that fact alone.
The shank meat on the legs of a deer is usually minimal at best but this will make a great soup or stew. Toss it in a pan and cook it to allow it to flavor the broth, add in some chunks of a roast and you have a nice meal for the crock-pot. The neck can be cooked as flavoring for soups and stews as well.
Shoulder roasts, as well as different sizes of roasts can be made from the meat on the meatier parts of the legs. Just cut them into sizes, which are big enough to feed your family. The roasts tend to come from the bigger part of the leg, which have many muscles. A good piece of venison has the fat, connective tissue, and gristle removed while processing.
The tenderloins of a deer are some of the best parts to eat as they are like the filet mignons of beef and the back-strap is like the T-bone steak. The tenderloins come from the area just in front of the back legs. These are boneless and perfect for a special occasion meal. The back-strap comes from the outer area of the ribs. This too is boneless and is excellent as steaks, which are fried or grilled to perfection.
The ribs can be cooked as you would cook any other ribs from a different animal. Slather on the sauce or eat them plain and you cannot go wrong. Slow cooking is the right way to go with these
Any large piece of deer meat can be sliced thinly to make sandwich steaks, deer jerky, and meat for stir-fry. You could also grind large pieces of meat for a lean burger to be used in recipes or you can create hotdogs, sausage, or meat sticks. The lean burger can be used in any recipe where one would usually use hamburger.
One great thing about deer meat other then being virtually fat free is that it does not shrink up while cooking as other types of meat will. This is because it is almost fat free and that my friend is better for your heart health.