Wednesday, October 04, 2006

what they're eating at duck camp

No masaman this year. Instead, home-made venison stew. This stuff is good! Here's the recipe.

Slow Cook Venison Stew

2 cups (1-inch) cubed peeled Yukon gold or red potato
2 cups cremini mushrooms, quartered
1 cup (1-inch) cubed onion
1 cup (1-inch thick) slices celery
1 cup (1-inch thick) slices carrot
1/3 cup tomato paste
2 tsp chopped fresh (or 1 tsp dried) oregano
1-1/2 tsp sugar
1-1/2 tsp chopped fresh (or 3/4 tsp dried) thyme
1 tsp chopped fresh (or 1/2 tsp dried) rosemary
3/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
2 large garlic cloves, minced
1 bay leaf
1/4 cup all-purpose flour or pan searing flour
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
1 pound venison stew meat, cut into 1-1/2 inch pieces
1 tbs canola oil
1 cup brown ale or stout
1 (14 ounce) can less-sodium beef broth
2-3 veggie soup stock boullain cubes, dissolved in 2-3 cups hot water.
1/4 tsp kitchen bouquet

1. Layer first 14 ingredients in an electric slow cooker or crock pot.
2. Combine flour, 1/8 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp pepper in dish (omit salt and pepper if using pan searing flour); dredge venison in flour mixture. Heat oil in non-stick skillet, brown venison over medium-high heat for 4 minutes or until browned on all sides, turning frequently. Add venison to slow cooker. Pour beer, beef broth, and veggie soup stock over venison. Cover and cook on LOW for 7-1/2 hours or until meat is tender. Yield: 6 servings. Double recipe for duck camp.


Ernie said...

Get out of town! Does this mean that you have decided to help save the planet earth by not contributing to global warming and not driving out to Grouse Camp? The sacrifices you make for all of us is impressive! Smooch, Smooch to you for making this the deciding factor for not driving to Wisconsin. And I thought Keith was doing a good deed for the wildlife, while here you are trying to save the entire human race. The entire world owes you a dept of thanks! Thank you Mr. Criticaster!

Jim Tantillo said...

I'm saving the planet and feeding the troops. hurray for me.

sure hope the fish are biting...