game meat recipe
Game Meat Recipe – A Delicious and Nutritious Meal
Game meat is a lean and healthy source of protein that provides a rich and unique flavor. This recipe combines the flavors of venison, rabbit, and wild boar to create a delicious and nutritious meal that is perfect for any occasion. The ingredients are easily accessible from a local farmer’s market or specialty meat market. This recipe is perfect for those who enjoy trying something new and are looking to incorporate more game meat into their diet.
- 1 pound venison, cubed
- 1 pound rabbit, cubed
- 1 pound wild boar, cubed
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 2 cups beef broth
- 1 cup red wine
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch, mixed with 2 tablespoons water
- Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)
Before you begin, it is important to note that game meat can be tough if not prepared correctly. The key to tenderizing game meat is to cook it low and slow.
Step 1 – Marinating the Meat (30 minutes):
In a large bowl, combine the cubed venison, rabbit, and wild boar with the olive oil, chopped onion, minced garlic, salt, black pepper, dried thyme, dried rosemary, and smoked paprika. Mix well until the meat is evenly coated with the spices. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Step 2 – Browning the Meat (15 minutes):
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add the marinated meat, and cook until browned on all sides, about 15 minutes. Be sure not to overcrowd the pan, as this can cause the meat to steam instead of brown.
Step 3 – Braising the Meat (2.5 to 3 hours):
Once the meat is browned on all sides, remove it from the skillet and set it aside. In the same skillet, add the beef broth and red wine. Bring to a boil, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Return the meat to the skillet and reduce the heat to low. Cover the skillet and let the meat braise for 2.5 to 3 hours, stirring occasionally. The meat will become tender and flavorful as it cooks slowly in the broth.
Step 4 – Thickening the Sauce (10 minutes):
Once the meat is tender, remove it from the skillet again and set it aside. In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch with water. Add the cornstarch mixture to the skillet and whisk until the sauce thickens. This should take about 5-10 minutes.
Step 5 – Serving (5 minutes):
Return the meat to the skillet and stir until it is fully coated with the thickened sauce. Remove from heat and let it rest for a few minutes. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve hot with your favorite side dishes.
This game meat recipe is sure to please anyone who enjoys a rich and flavorful meal. It is perfect for special occasions or any time you want to try something new. By following these simple steps, you can create a delicious and nutritious meal that everyone will love.