Friday, December 3, 2010

Venison sausage

It's what's for dinner (with pasta).  The previous owners left a package in the freezer for us.  Nice folks.

They also left a venison loin.  Very nice folks.  I figure that will need some sort of wild berry sauce, and maybe some bacon (although the bacon flavor may overpower the loin).  Suggestions?


aughtSix said...

A bacon wrapped venison loin is a wonderful thing.

The venison's got enough flavor that it still tastes like venison. Just with bacon as well. Which is awesome.

GuardDuck said...

The true question is if the venison will overpower the bacon :)

I've used these two recipes this last year - both were fantabulous.

Grilled Venison Backstrap

Venison Wraps

Anonymous said...

Capers, squeezed lemon, lemon-peel, seasoned pepper, and garlic powder in extra virgin olive oil for a garnish.

Stranger said...

A lot of southern deer hunters are dog hunters and venison harvested ahead of dogs is pretty gamey. And some is Adolph's tough. Those are the primary reasons for venison sausage, of course.

If you are not sure about any venison, sample a small piece, including fat, in whatever way you intend to prepare it. If it's too strong for your taste without seasonings, strip off the fat, and replace the fat with suet. If it is gamy, your jaw muscles will also appreciate 24 hours in the fridge with plenty of tenderizer.

As a dinner table last resort, Lea & Perrins originated in a time when game was hung until it was tender.

And welcome to the South - from one transplanted Yankee to another. You will soon get used to people actually talking to you.


Anonymous said...

Bacon wrapped venison yummy...
You cannot go wrong with bacon!!

Anonymous said...

Thaw the loin and let come to room temperature. Rub with olive oil, sea salt, fresh cracked pepper, and dried rosemary. Let stand 60-90 minutes. Place on a grill allowed to heat up to "nuclear" and cook 3-4 minutes per side. It will be rare on the thick end and medium on the small one. Slice at a 45 degree angle and place on a platter. Your guests will be able to select a cut done to their liking. Mine usually think it's the best beef they've ever had as I usually don't tell them what it is.

HTH, sv

Jennifer said...

No suggestions. Just wondering when I should show up for dinner.

TOTWTYTR said...

Two suggestions. 1) Ask Ambulance Driver. 2) If he has no answers, let me know and I'll put you in touch with a guy who knows how to cook Venison.