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PostPosted: January 7th, 2015, 12:07 am 
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So, I eat A LOT of game. I always have meat defrosted and ready. Because I eat a lot of deer, I am always looking for quick and easy ways to cook it. Most of my concoctions would be considered gross by most reasonable humans. For example, I mixed ground deer with siracha and yellow mustard the other day and I freaking loved it as I sweat out 15 ounces of water weight.

I typically go spicy and I typically add too much - try to throw in vegetables that I find and then add something to heat it up.

Well, for dinner tonight .... Inspiration hit. I thought ... Why don't i throw a change up? Lets go sweet instead. Five minutes later I was enjoying an awesome venison dinner in the company of my good friends (see below).

Easy peasy recipe ...

1 generous spoonful of coconut oil

1 fistful of ground venison

2 small apples stolen from wife

Sea salt to taste.

Melt coconut oil over slightly more than medium heat. Add the fistful of deer. Salt it up if you like (I tend to use a fair amount of sea salt lately). Dice the two apples. There will be more than you need so eat half of one. Add to sautéing meat. Cook until you can't take it anymore and have to eat. Put in a bowl and eat - I always like to eat my deer as soon as it's done cooking.

Simple, right? It was eye opening to me - never thought to steal wife's apples and cook with them. I imagine this will lead to marital discord by the end of the week, but I will be stealing apples for lunch tomorrow. Apples .... Who would've thought (probably a lot of people - just not me - until today)

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PostPosted: January 7th, 2015, 2:17 am 
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That sounds delicious, Ted. What's interesting is that it fits right into the new paleo/primal diets that are taking off right now. Good food and good for you.


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PostPosted: January 7th, 2015, 5:56 am 
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Hah your frieds are at FULL attention!


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nice one, sounds good!

On a whim I once ground apples into breakfast suasage and was likewise pleasantly surprised.


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Update ... Just finished cooking today's lunch. There even a couple pear slices in there. I can't wait!

I wonder if, dare I say it, adding raisins would be good too?

Good idea about the sausage, Dan! I may give that a try.

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PostPosted: January 7th, 2015, 11:47 am 
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It does look tasty! I picked up 160 - 1# packages of ground venison, so I'm always looking for a good recipe.


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Sounds simple AND good. Try cooking green apples with your sauerkraut next time. It adds just enough "difference".


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Another update ... And yes this getting nuts ... Literally.

Tonight ... Coconut oil, sea salt, apples, deer roast chunks, and PECANS. Turned out great.

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That's my kind of cooking right there, Primal... and yes, a few raisins, dates, dried cranberries and such can add a pleasing twist of sweet to the savory. I'm big on wild mushrooms too. Toast those pecans on a baking sheet for a few minutes at 300 degrees... til the kitchen smells 'nutty'... adds a little more depth of flavor and crunch to the dish.


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Toast the pecans - great idea! Thanks Jeff.

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Ok ok ok, I know what you're thinking, 'why must this freaking psycho continue to post pics of his food." Totally agree, this is getting crazy ... BUT ... I think this thing has now fully evolved. Perfected it tonight.

Total time - including prep - about 15 minutes.

This time - same deal - all cooked medium heat in coconut oil. Added pecans, organic apple, venison strips with sea salt. Cooked for a bit and thought .... Raisins. Grabbed wife's organic raisins and added. Then thought "what else". Grabbed wife's organic baby spinach and added a boat load of that too. Cooked it down and then thought, "you know, some general tso's sauce would add some sweet and spice". Figured it would enhance things - added just a little bit. Aside from the sugar in the very little bit of general tso's sauce, this is also pretty healthy.

... And it turned out phenomenal. I think this thing evolved nicely this week - got a good new set of easy and awesome meals to add to the rotation. Even the boy liked it - see below!

The evolution of tonight's version:

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So what is this thing? Some kind of Asian fusion venison apple deernuts salad! I bet we will be seeing this on trendy menus everywhere soon!

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Ok one last thought ... What would happen if I put that in the fridge over night and mixed in some mayo and served cold? Some kind of Asian fusion venison spinach Waldorf salad? Could be good lunch? Alright, that may actually be kind of gross. I've jumped the fence. I've gone too far.

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Ted, nice pics, they make me hungry. I think I am going to make your stew tomorrow night but might add fresh ginger for a little kick. . . I really think you are posting these because you secretly want Cory to slap you. That scares me:)


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First, ginger - awesome idea. And I have some. Chit, I gotta try another round. Keeps evolving.

Second, Zirk, you're on to me. Yep, the thought of Cory in a Gordon Ramsay-like frenzy chastising me for my simpleminded kitchen follies is kind of exciting .... I still remember the disgusted and disappointed look he gave me in a hunting camp once as we were preparing dinner - he was making some kind of Dutch oven fresh killed rabbit dish, and I whipped out some Ramin noodles - chicken flavor with lots of red hot (gour-freaking-met). I think he was too angry to even speak.

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"ingredients matter"

"pay attention"

'if you use la Choy soy sauce you will piss me off'

Cory Mattson (all from one PBS Magazine article)

Better try a shake or two of non-la Choy soy there Ted!

.....and welcome to PBS' couch......


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Had to give it this one a try. I'll report back when dinner is complete. I used bacon grease instead of coconut oil. I can't stand the smell or taste of that stuff. Ironic, because I put coconut milk in my coffee every day.

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Yep, it was a winner. I think the Himalayan Sea salt made it that much better.

That was the most moist venison I ever ate, and compared to a batch of burger made from the same deer, there was a noticeable difference in moisture. Only thing I could think that made it that way was the cooked down Golden Delicious apples.

I think I would prefer 2 apples to 1# of burger. Here I did 2 apples for 2#.

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Great post Mike! Kids look happy and full - only thing better than our kids eating venison we kill is them eating venison they kill. Those boys look like they'll be killing and eating venison (maybe with apples) for years to come.

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Awesome stuff guys. I really enjoy experimental cooking... unless it goes bad :^)

Ted, try some kale in place of the spinach sometime. It 'wilts better'.

Mike, I have always had a strong dislike for the smell or taste of coconut... but not all coconut oil has that. The brand/type I purchased several times had ZERO smell or taste. I even ate a spoonful of it once... nothing. The last container though, the wife bought, it has the taste and I wont use it. I'll try to find out what the good stuff was exactly and let ya know.


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Jeff is right - a lot of it has no hint of coconut. I actually prefer the stuff that does. I get mine at trader joes because it is cheaper and has the coconut taste. Some coconut oil is crazy expensive. Like Jeff, I love the stuff - cook with it, I've put it in coffee, and, yes, I've eaten spoonfuls a time or two.

Kale .... Another great suggestion - will try it!

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This thread is killin me. I'm stuck here at work.... I want to get home and cook somethin'!


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Please let me know Jeff. I can't even stand when my wife cooks up some eggs with it. Just stinks up the whole house.


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http://www.foodrenegade.com/how-to-choo ... conut-oil/

Mike, refined coconut oil has no smell or taste. It's the virgin stuff that tastes like coconut. Some refined products are of better quality and potentially healthier than others.

Above is a link that explains it all in more detail and gives options on where to get a good quality product.


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Ted Kinney wrote:
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I think we just stumbled on to a great money making event for St. Augustine! :o :D :shock:


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Mike Vines wrote:
That was the most moist venison I ever ate, and compared to a batch of burger made from the same deer, there was a noticeable difference in moisture. Only thing I could think that made it that way was the cooked down Golden Delicious apples.


I would have thought someone from the state of MI would have thrown some cherries in there.


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Christopher DeWitt wrote:
Mike Vines wrote:
That was the most moist venison I ever ate, and compared to a batch of burger made from the same deer, there was a noticeable difference in moisture. Only thing I could think that made it that way was the cooked down Golden Delicious apples.


I would have thought someone from the state of MI would have thrown some cherries in there.

Only thing cherries are good for is wine and that concoction that seems to seek out of Wisconsin every now and then.


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Mike, that "concoction" can always be found in my camp. you can always stop by for a few cherries and we might even be able fix those boys up some nice green t shirts.


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Well, the boys and I will be there this summer for the OYG. We are all looking forward to it. Might even bring some bear Polish sausage with us...if any is left. :-)


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