Easy Venison Dinner

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Last night, in honor of my father’s birthday, I had my sister and a few of my parent’s good friends over for dinner. I wanted to make something delicious, but also easy. I opted for venison backstrap medallions (more commonly known as the loin cut), green beans, and baked potatoes. The crowd went wild. My parent’s friends were very impressed with my ability to host a grown up dinner party (yes…they all still see me as a teenager and thought it was “cute” that I served them on real china).

So, next time you need an elegant dinner without the fuss, I recommend this menu:

Recipe: Grilled Backstrap Medallions

Ingredients

  • Venison backstrap, cut into 2 to 3 oz medallions (enough for 2 to 3 per person)
  • Olive oil
  • pepper steak rub (brand of your choice)

Instructions

  1. Coat a baking pan with olive oil and place the medallions in it. After a few minutes, turn them so the other side gets coated. Let sit for a few hours.
  2. Heat the grill.
  3. Rub a little of the steak rub on each side of meat (amount depends on how peppery you want the meat…we don’t use much). Grill meat to medium rare. Serve quickly…the medallions cool fast. We usually warm the dinner plates to keep the meat hot.

Cooking time (duration): 10

Number of servings (yield): 4

Meal type: dinner

Recipe: Baked potatoes

Ingredients

  • 4 medium baking potatoes
  • butter
  • sour cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Scrub potatoes well.
  3. Pierce skin with fork.
  4. Place in oven and cook until tender, about 45 minutes.
  5. Serve with butter and sour cream.

Recipe: Green Beans

Ingredients

  • Green snap beans
  • olive oil
  • garlic
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Cut the ends off the beans. Heat olive oil in skillet and add a clove of minced garlic.
  2. Add beans and saute at med for about five minutes (depending on how crisp you like your beans).
  3. Add salt to taste.

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That’s it…the easiest gourmet meal ever. If you have your guests bring the bread and dessert, it’s even easier!

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