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Venison is the meat of antlered animals such as deer, moose, elk and caribou.

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Cooking techniques for venison neck

I recently received a venison neck. I've never cooked this cut before and I haven't found a lot of helpful recipes. I want to keep it as whole as possible, not simply grind it into sausage. I am ...
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Is it safe to eat venison tartare from an animal that was harvested in the wild?

I recently watched a cooking show on how to prepare venison tartare. There was an explanation given by the host stating that the venison was acquired at a local deer farm. There was no mention ...
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How to cook fallow deer ribs?

Yesterday I tried to make fallow deer ribs in a slow cooker. With beef ribs, I cooked them in a temperature-controlled slow-cooker for about 12 hours at 75 °C = 167 °F and they where amazing! Done ...
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How to to prepare red deer haunch without using high temperature, so that its not dry?

I am trying to perfect the method of preparing red deer haunch, and so far I was unsuccessful to make a really good one. I already learned to tenderize it with vinegar/papaya/kiwi for 24 hours before ...
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how to cook nondescript venison in a cast iron pot so its tender?

Imagine you bought a piece of venison (unknown which part of the body, and exact species unknown, but probably red deer), and I have only a Le Creuset cast iron pot to prepare it. What would be the ...
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Marinating venison?

I have tried again and again to find a good solution to marinating venison as it never turns out right because of the natural jucies. So what is the correct process of doing this or what should i use?
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Temperature for dutch oven curry with venison

I'm making a slow cooked curry with venison in my dutch oven and I would like to know what temperature would be a good medium between what I need for a tender venison without overcooking the rest of ...
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Do you cook in oven before dehydrating venison jerky to kill possible bacteria?

I am getting mixed advice on preparing venison jerky at home. Some people/sites advise to cook venison to internal 160 degrees in oven prior to dehydrating to kill any potential bacteria that may be ...
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Spongy ground venison

How do I keep my ground venison from having a spongy texture? We have tried making it into burgers, into chili and into patties in gravy. It still has the same spongy, tasteless flavor — almost what ...
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How much fat should be added to venison when making sausage?

I'm making a venison sausage using the front shoulder of the animal. It appears to be a very lean meat; how much pork belly should I add to the grind?
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What is thet difference between venison and veal? [closed]

What is the difference between venison and veal? I often read about these two things but I'm left wondering what these two things are and what the difference is between the two.
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How should I prepare venison hind leg sous vide?

I have a piece of venison I want to cook. On the package is says "hind leg". It is a 1kg piece without bones, in a rather round shape. I want to use sous vide on this piece, but I am not at all sure ...
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What's the best (minimalist) way to cook venison, specifically the backstrap?

A friend is trying to cook a recently butchered deer. He was going to grill it, but was then advised that venison would do better with a slower cooking method. The goal is a simple preparation - I'...
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Is the “gamey” taste of venison just a polite name for “rotten”?

I have had a theory for a long time that it is the blood in the deer which causes the gamey flavor. Hunters gut the deer soon after a kill, but they don't bleed it or chill it for hours or days. It ...
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Cooking tips for elk sausage

I recently purchased some elk sausages from a farmers' market but I have no idea what their ingredients are. I understand that game has a lot less fat than other meats, so presumably the cooking (...
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Is eating road kill a health-hazard?

I read this recent news story about a Kentucky Chinese restaurant dragging road kill into their restaurant and the town became skittish and shut the restaurant down. Is eating road-killed venison a ...
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Best cut of meat to pair with Gorgonzola?

I've often enjoyed lightly seasoned beef or venison steaks paired with Gorgonzola cheese. Is there any cut of meat that goes particularly well with that particular cheese, or does it not particularly ...
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How do I prevent venison (for jerky) from spoiling?

I laid out some vension for jerky. It has been in the fridgerator for 2 days. I put it in the marinate today. how long can I leave it so it does not spoil?
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How do I get good results with marinaded venison?

I had some deer ragout and let it marinade one day in wine, brandy and with some spices. Then I added some fresh vegetables, cold water and put the heat on. Let it simmer for a couple of hours. The ...
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How can I reproduce a “gamey” flavor?

I have fond memories of deer hunting with my uncle when I was younger... not only for the thrill of the hunt (as I'm sure most do), but also for the spoils: venison. Apparently, I was the only one of ...
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How should I deal with blood released while thawing meat in the refrigerator?

Saturday I pulled a package of venison from my freezer to thaw and hope to make stroganoff with it tonight. However, this morning I noticed that the package (in a bowl) had really released a lot of ...
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Cooking moose meats

Today, I'll be getting about 50 lbs of fresh moose meat. I suspect, it'll be an assortment of different cuts. What are some of the things to consider when cooking moose?
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Help with a chili recipe: need help on fruit/sweet selection

Follow up to Bean Selection I am planning on making a new chili using grilled venison, Great Lakes Black Out Stout, and roasted corn. There was a sister thread to this about deciding on a bean. Thanks ...
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Bean selection for a chili recipe

I am planning on making a new chili using grilled venison, Great Lakes Black Out Stout, and roasted corn (I'm in Ohio and sweet corn is getting good right now). My least favorite part of making and ...