cooking with venison

Deer Liver with Onions is a fine meal if you want a change of pace from your regular venison dishes. (Photo: Neal Lambert)

Deer Liver and Onions, Want a Bite?

In the last few years a “nose to tail” attitude has taken hold among some chefs throughout the country, either in an effort to affect some cool, trendy vibe in their restaurants or they’ve honestly embraced the idea of utilizing almost every portion of an animal for their menu. This really isn’t anything new,...

Weston Jerky Gun

Weston Jerky Gun Perfect for Deer Season Snacks

One of the easiest things you can make with your venison is jerky, and with the season wide open it’s a good bet you’ve had more than one snack stick or two this year. Jerky has been around for many, many years. Various forms of it have been recorded through Native American history, of...

Once you put your venison on the grill or smoker, don't overcook it!

To Eat Local, Go Hunting! (And a Venison Roast Recipe, Too)

When most people think of eating local, they think of local farmers’ markets with fruits and vegetables. In Alabama, the State Department of Agriculture has a very effective “Buy Local” campaign encouraging the use of locally grown foods. That is great for agricultural crops, but what about those who would also enjoy the homegrown...

Venison Wisdom Cookbook

Venison Wisdom: Do You Have It?

Enjoying great meals of venison you’ve hunted and brought home involves more than a good recipe because without proper care, you can have a pile of meat that may not taste worth a flip. “Venison Wisdom Cookbook” is a compilation of great recipes by Tracy Schmidt that are easy to prepare, delicious and will...

If you don't have venison shoulders, test your cooking skills with pork shoulders and be ready for deer season. (Photo: Kraft)

Savory Venison Shoulder is Easy to Prepare, Great on the Table

One thing about deer hunters is there’s no lack of diversity when it comes to using all or part of a deer after a successful hunt. Some hunters are “backstrap and hindquarter” guys, taking the best cuts and discarding the rest. They never learned about neck roasts, shoulders, ribs or shanks, or don’t want...

Blueberry Shitake Venison ... mmm, sweet blueberries and the earthiness of mushrooms.

Summer Blueberries and Venison Are A Great Combination

Summer’s a great time for fresh vegetables and fruits, including some of the latter that can be turned into an easy, delicious sauce for your favorite venison dish. Blueberries, mangoes, strawberries and blackberries are in season. Mashed up a bit,  mixed with a little heavy cream in a saucepan and then stirred so they...

Braised Venison

Foodie Friday: Braised Venison

With autumn rolling in, one thing hunters in camp or at home often love is a good, slow-cooked roast with vegetables. By Alan Clemons, Managing Editor Slow-cooking gives roasts time to break down, soak up any marinades or spices, and the result often is a great, easy meal everyone enjoys. Obviously there are different...