Venison: Butchering, Cleaning, Meat Care
A collection of tips on how to properly process your own deer meat
1. Simple Venison Prep and Recipes
You don't need to be an Iron Chef to cook great venison; sometimes all a person needs is good meat care, a little salt and pepper, and a hot grill to serve up a world-class meal.
Read more: Venison Prep and Recipes to Create the Best Table Fare
2. Venison Marinating Tips
Marinating tips to turn good, and bad, cuts of venison into culinary masterpieces.
Read more: Winner, Winner, Tasty Venison Dinner
3. Recipes and Techniques
With so many options for cooking venison, it can be difficult to know where to start. The first rule of thumb, is to avoid treating venison as a substitute for other more common proteins.
Read more: Recipes and Techniques Designed for Venison
4. How to Butcher Venison Backstrap into Steak
Processing venison can be intimidating and time consuming but if you want to give it a try without investing in specialized meat processing equipment, start with making your own steaks from the backstrap.
Read more: How to Butcher Venison Backstrap into Steak
5. Cooking Tips for Preparing Wild Game
The best cut of wild game – tenderloin – aren't necessarily needed to have finger-licking flavor and tenderness. In fact, lower-grade cuts of meat can be used to obtain the same results.
Read more: 5 Tips to Turn Wild Game into Great Table Fare
6. Cooking the Catch or Kill
The Revolution with Jim & Trav talk about the best recipes and techniques for "Cooking the Catch or Kill". Featured guest Mark Drury discusses how he smokes venison and why proper preparation from field to fork is crucial.
Read more: Cooking the Catch or Kill with The Revolution with Jim & Trav
7. How to Take Care of Early-Season Venison
Due to the warmer temperatures of the early deer seasons, learning a few new field-dressing and meat-care tips will help deliver quality venison from the field to the freezer.
Read more: Beat the Heat: Taking Care of Early-Season Venison