5 Tips to Turn Wild Game into Great Table Fare
Following these simple preparation steps will have you cooking venison like a pro
Grilling wild game to be flavorful and tender isn't necessarily an easy task. Fortunately, there are products available to help slide the difficultly scale to easy side. (Jeff Phillips photo)
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.
Below are five
simple cooking tips for preparing wild game to perfection.
A marinade is far better than an injectable or dry rub
What? You heard
right. Injectables only infuse a small segment of the meat, leaving the surface
flavorless. Also, a lot of injectables don't use the necessary additional fat
(not the kind that requires more gym time!).
Use the vampire technique and dry meat before
This adds an
additional layer of flavor to wild game as it soaks up twice as much hearty
marinade. So before marinating, keep the meat uncovered in the refrigerator on
top of a strainer to drain the blood overnight. A certain "Count" in
Transylvania would be proud.
Add fat to marinade
No, not because
wild game is lean. Adding fat to marinade adds an additional layer of flavor
while binding the marinade to your meat. Most marinades leave this crucial part
out. Don't make that mistake. When marinating wild game, use one that is
flavorful and contains fat. This will insure the flavor is evenly distributed.
When grilling, the fat will slowly cook off while effortlessly basting the
meat. Marinade without added fat is like cornflakes without the milk, wine
without cheese, and the internet without selfies.
Tastefully Done offers one of the very few marinades to contain a very important ingredient – fat. To be specific, this isn’t the “bad” fat you might be thinking. (Jeff Phillips photo)
breakdown the fibers of wild game meat, it's best to marinate for at least 2 to
3 days. This will insure the marinade has properly broken down the fibers and
infused the marinade evenly into the meat. This requires some meal planning;
marinating can't be done last minute.
Remove wild game meat out of the refrigerator a half hour before
Getting meat close
to room temperature will help reduce the risk of overcooking. Forget this step
and the meat will have to first warm up on the grill before the actual cooking
process starts. This can lead to overcooking, which can lead to some dirty
looks from your family at dinner table.
five steps to master wild game cooking perfection.
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