I know what you're thinking. This is a fly fishing company, why are they posting more recipes?! Well, the heart wants what the heart wants. And right now, that's juicy tender meat in my mouth. My buddy Andy Myers put me on a nice deer this past season at the U-Bar ranch just outside of Lockhart. As part of my annual undertaking to part out and consume an entire white tail, I was looking for creative new ways to prepare one of the roasts that I delicately removed from the ham. That is when I came across a recipe for Shaking Beef at Tasty.co that caught my attention. Read on for a spicy new way to cook up some of that venison and a link to the recipe for you to try yourself.
This is a new take on a classic Vietnamese dish that is traditionally prepared with, obviously, beef. I chose to sub in venison, and it worked extremely well, maintaining a juiciness and achieving a level of tenderness that are difficult to attain in combination together. In many ways I thought the venison was actually better than the beefy alternatives I've had in the past, as unless you use a primo cut of beef the dish tends to be a little tough. Not the case with the venison roast. After three months in the freezer and an extra 16 hours in a shaking marinade bath, the beef roast was melt in your mouth tender. Pro tip: if you were to substitute a tenderloin into the recipe it would likely kick this recipe up a few more notches.
If I were to do it again, I might use a half cup less sugar and an extra tablespoon of vinegar. But all in all the dish was fantastic and looked beautiful on the plate. I take pride in my baby girls eating the wild game I prepare for them, and this was met with wide approval; my three year old daughter asked for seconds and my youngest made short work of her little cutlets with her limited arsenal of four razor sharp teeth. The real question with my wild game cooking is, #WILLITPASSTHEASHLETTEST ? The answer was a resounding yes. Click THIS link and give the recipe a try!!!.
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