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Old 02-20-2009, 09:07 AM   #1
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Venison Roast

I have a 2+ pound venison roast thawing in the fridge. Looks like it is from the hind quarter, no fat, no bone, pure muscle. I am looking for suggestions of what to do with this roast.

I'm looking at pressure cooker, slow cooker, and oven recipes, but have not been inspired yet. Except for a slow cooker recipe that I would add potatoes, carrots, and onions too. If I went that route, should I brown the meat first, or just add raw to the slow cooker?

Any thoughts/suggestions for preparing this?

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Old 02-20-2009, 09:27 AM   #2
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I would marinate the roast in with spices, red wine, a soy sauce.. etc.

Heat some bacon fat in a dutch oven and sear the roast on all sides then add some onions, garlic, carrots, celery, potatoes to the pot with some stock, some red wine and slow roast until medium.
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Old 02-20-2009, 10:54 AM   #3
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I'm out the door, but some quick thoughts...Fry some bacon...reserve. Brown the roast in the drippings...Leave the Crock pot in the cabinet!! Slowly braise in the oven or on top of the stove....Stud the roast with lots of gahlic!! ....Par boil the carrots...(I personally don't like the sweet taste)...lots of onions...potatoes (sweet ones too???) in towards the end so as not to over cook...crumble the bacon in...dry red wine, beef/chicken/vegetable stock for liquid...Lots of fresh black pepper....A few Juniper berries if ya wanna and have them...(Cuts back on the game flavor somewhat) Lipton's Onion soup mix another option....Bourbon for Cocktails!!!

I'm off to see what kind of mischief I can get into..........

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Old 02-20-2009, 11:42 AM   #4
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I've cooked a lot of venison...one year DH and the grandson killed 8 deer between them.
I agree with the method Jeff and Bob have suggested, with one suggestion. If you don't care for red wine (we don't), tomatoes do great things for venison.
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Old 02-20-2009, 01:05 PM   #5
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I agree with Bob and constance and Jeff. I especially liked the part about leaving the crock pot in the cabinet. The absolute worst thing you cand do to venison is overcook it. I like to marinate it, braise it and cook it with some mushrooms.
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Old 02-20-2009, 02:09 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone, glad I asked! (she says putting the crock pot back in the cabinet)
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Here is a link to all the venison recipes you will ever need. Well, most anyways!

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Here is a link to all the venison recipes you will ever need. Well, most anyways!

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Well,I just bookmarked all THOSE yummy ideas! Thanks.

How are you, Lyn? nice to see you around here.
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How are you, Lyn? nice to see you around here.
I am keeping outta trouble June.....that counts for heaps!! lolol..
Hope you are doing well??

I have tried some of the venison recipes listed, there sure are tons of them. Most venison in New Zealand is farmed now which is OK but I do miss the wild venison we had growing up after my father had been out hunting for a few days. Then my poor mum would spend an hour or two panfrying back steaks for all 5 of we kids. She only had one frypan!
Mmmmm, venison has never tasted that good since.

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