logo
 

Go Back   HuntingNet.com Forums > After The Hunt > Camp Cooking and Game Processing

Camp Cooking and Game Processing Trade recipes and other tricks of the trade for cooking wild game.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-28-2011, 07:06 AM   #1
Spike
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 2
Default Eating deer for the first time?

So I've never eaten deer before and I'm curious to what it tastes like. I love every meat there is and am just wondering what all I can eat on the deer. Sorry if this is the wrong section, i'm new.
SmallBuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2011, 07:57 AM   #2
Nontypical Buck
 
HuntAway's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,388
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SmallBuck View Post
So I've never eaten deer before and I'm curious to what it tastes like. I love every meat there is and am just wondering what all I can eat on the deer. Sorry if this is the wrong section, i'm new.
Well that's a loaded question.lol

I find it tastes a bit like lamb/beef combination??? All I know is that it is good to eat.

Heart, liver and all the meat are what I eat. I don't bother with the tongue or any of the other innards. Cut steaks, make roasts, grind burger for sausages, pepperettes or just use the burger as you would any beef burger. Don't over cook it. Medium well at the very most with medium to med-rare preferred by most people.

Enjoy!!!

HA
__________________
Work is the evil one must endure for life's pleasure's.
HuntAway is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2011, 02:40 PM   #3
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Eastern - Ontario
Posts: 677
Default

The taste of venison can vary depending on where you hunt and what they are eating. The time of year ( ie: early fall, fall, or winter ) will also change the taste of the meat a bit. To give you an idea, because you didn't say where you were from, I'm in Ontario. The area I hunt is heavy woods, corn, hay and bean fiels ( soya ). In the early fall and late fall the deer feed on hay and horn. The meat tastes much like beef. Late in the year after heavy snows, they begin munching on cedar and spruce. Then the meat is a bit gamey. But properly hung and cured, and taken care of it is all very palatable.

As to what you can eat, I like roasts, steaks, chops stewing meat and burger. Heart and liver are also very good. The rest is coyote bait.

Good luck, and good eating.
__________________
If you can't bite - don't growl, If you can't hunt - don't howl.
x-mountie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2012, 04:55 PM   #4
Spike
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Munnsville, N.Y.
Posts: 35
Default

We push a lot of ours through a cuber.
It seems as though the cubed meat, takes on the flavor of what you cook it with.
We use EVOO, salt. pepper, garlic.
You'd swear it is a fine veal cut.
Matter of fact, gonna' whip some up tommorrow, with onions/peppers/mushrooms. Yum.
__________________
"It is, was it is."
TaggedOut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2012, 04:31 PM   #5
Fork Horn
 
rlpsystems's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Southern Va
Posts: 318
Default

all depends on cut.. done right its as good as the finest cut of prime
rlpsystems is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2012, 02:12 PM   #6
Typical Buck
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: southwestern va
Posts: 600
Default

kind of like taggedout said, so often you are cooking it with something and it takes on that flavor. If im eating plain deer steak, id have to say it tastes alot to me like a ny strip cut steak...the flavor isnt quite as rich, which i would say is due to a deers leaner nature over a beef cow.
scottycoyote is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2012, 07:14 PM   #7
Fork Horn
 
finnbear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Kittitas, Wa.
Posts: 450
Default

A buck in the the rut tastes really gamey and nasty!!!!
finnbear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2012, 01:07 AM   #8
Spike
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 70
Default

Ok, remember Robin Hood? The whole thing was killing the crown's deer is bad. They're his, because they taste so good. You want venison? Possibly more expensive than lobster. So it must be better.

Now, reality. Deer is a great meat. Not my favorite (give me king crab), but it heavily depends upon conditions (as stated above). The backstraps are always amazing. With enough treatment even the ribs (normally considered "dog food") are edible. Everything else is great if cooked properly.
Gromky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2012, 11:01 PM   #9
Spike
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1
Default

I have tried deer meat but it was dry. I was able to taste it few years ago and it tasted like any normal dry meat. Maybe thats because it was dry.
__________________
Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
sunnyp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2012, 10:01 PM   #10
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Michigan
Posts: 3,327
Default

Deer meat is usually over-cooked by the un-initiated. Deer meat is very dark purple in the raw state, and most people base whether it is done or not by comparing it to beef. Beef is red when raw, and dark pink when rare, pink when medium rare and the pink is just barely gone when mediun.

Venison on the other hand starts out purple when raw, gets red when rare, reddish pink when medium rare, and pink when medium .... Once you get past pink with venison (IMO) you've got past the prime eating and it becomes tough and dry if you go for the color of medium beef. If you get to the color of medium beef the venison is medium well and since it has no intra-muscular fat it gets dry in a hurry.

My guests who insist on the venison being cooked past what i consider medium rare or medium go hungry. I won't do that to my table fare venison.
8mm/06 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

 

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:55 PM.