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I’m getting ready to head into the kitchen and start experimenting. I was watching an old episode of “After Hours” the other day, and the chef prepared a nut and bacon encrusted venison saddle. It looked amazing. And it looked like something I could simulate.
So, Rick just so happened to get a deer and preserve the saddle for me (the backstrap area with bone in). I’ve got a selection of raw pumpkin seeds, macadamia nuts, and sunflower seeds for the nut crust, some excellent bacon, and plenty of oil. We’ll see how it goes.
I love experimenting like this. Sometimes I think I should go to cooking school and do this professionally!
If you’ve been reading this blog, you may have noticed an exchange I’ve been been having with Sharon. Turns out Sharon cans a lot of food, and has convinced me that it is very easy to do and the meat is great.
I’ve never canned anything, and I’ve never had canned venison. But I’m game! I can see where it would be very handy, and I definitely have several recipes that would work well with canned meat. So, as soon as I get my hands on the right equipment, I’m going to give it a try.
I’ll be following Sharon’s guidance. She has a wonderful web site dedicated to canning, called SimplyCanning.com. Give it a visit if you have a hankering to can some of your meat.
I can’t believe I’m saying this, but we’re almost out of venison. I can actually see the bottom of the freezer. I’m feeling a little panicked about this, although I know it’s just a matter of days before the freezer is full again. After all, Rick got 20 deer last year. 20. That’s a lot of meat. We probably gave half of it away. I’m sure he’ll do the same this year and soon my freezer will be full. I hope so…I have a lot of recipes to test!