If you love to feast on the wild meats, Deer must be on your list. Even though it looks more like cattle meat, there is so much textural and tastes different from regular cattle meat. Whether you can hunt the deer and bring it home or buy it from the local market, you must try. It comes with many health benefits and an enjoyable taste if cooked correctly.
We welcome you if you are new to trying the deer meat. In this article, we will take a closer look and dive into the texture and flavors of the Deer meat. Moreover, we will also talk about the different recipes that will win you and your family over! So let us dig into it!
What is the texture and taste of the Deer Meat?
Deer meat is often called Venison too. From the first look, this red meat has a tough meat texture. It is more towards the chewer side than the beef and the pork. Even though the meat is chewer, it is perfect for making steaks, bacon, and even minced meat. No doubt, it is one of the great protein sources and surprisingly low in calories. You will also be low in fat.
Deer meat or Venison has a lean flavor with a strong punch of “Gamey.” The gamey is the musky flavor that wild forest animals often have. But this rich gamey flavor also comes with a slight sweetness. The slight sweetness in the meat is perfect for spicy and holiday flavors.
Best recipes for Deer Meat
One of the best ways of cooking the Deer meat is pan-frying and grilling. Following are a few recipes that we love:
- Venison Stew: Venison stew has some warm and bold flavors. We love the combination of the venison cooked into tender meat and vegetables. It is best for winter and holiday dinner with a loaf of bread.
- Deer/Venison Steak: Steak is the ultimate fancy dinner, and when made with venison, it is truly amazing. We like to pan-sear the venison just like any other beef steak and serve it with some good old mashed potatoes and gravy on the side.
- Venison Burger: If you have not tried the venison burger, it’s time to do it. It is full of flavor, juicy, and goes perfectly with cheese and fresh vegetables inside a buttery toasted bun.
- Grilled Venison Backstrap: If you are looking for a BBQ option, try smoking and grilling the venison backstrap. It is a prime cut, and when done right, you will fall in love with its succulent texture and taste.