Monday, May 7, 2018

Cooking With LSP, Venison Backstrap

Excuse me? You snort indignantly. You can't cook with LSP. Not so fast, tiger. You can and here's how. First step, go out and shoot a deer or get someone to do it for you. 

Next step, get a slab of the deer's backstrap, maybe some tenderloin too, and behold its glory; season with salt and pepper, then marinade in a mixture of soy sauce and brown sugar, about a 1/4 cup of the one and a couple of tablespoons of the other.

Put it in the fridge. Well done, you've successfully completed the first evolution of this training program and you've earned a break. Take it, go fishing, sharpen your knives, clean guns, whatever, it's up to you.

As the sun begins to set, take the venison out of the fridge, cut it into thick slices (1.5/2" or so), wrap in bacon, skewer with a toothpick and marvel at the genius of it all. 

When you've recovered from that, put those bacon wrapped chunks of awesome on a rack in a tin in the center of a 350* preheated oven.

Relax, you're nearly there. Have a glass of wine if you like, have several; there's no rush because the meat has to cook for around 20 minutes, until the bacon's on the go. But be careful, don't overcook, you're after medium rare or at least I am. So know the heat of your oven.

Oven done, finish the beasts off on a heavy metal hot skillet. Please don't, in your enthusiasm, grasp the handle of the red hot skillet. Trust me, it hurts. 

Then serve with vegetables if you want and eat your scoff...

Like a Warrior,



LL said...

I heard a rumor that the cadet rebelled against venison. Has that situation changed by marinating the meat in wine and then wrapping it with bacon?

Adrienne said...

My first husband (RIP) and I were always guests at the Houston Police BBQ (he was the token criminal who so thoroughly paid off the department that couldn't possibly exclude him.) They BBQ'd venison, beef, and chicken on huge outdoor permanent grills, some of which were 10 to 20 feet long. The venison was beyond wonderful.

He also had police friends who would come over and deep fry venison tenders. Wonderful!

Mattexian said...

An easy investment is a silicone skillet handle cover, available wherever Lodge cookware and accessories are sold. From personal experience with one, don't leave it on all the time, or jammed up on the skillet, as it can get hot too.

LSP said...

LL, it's a whole new world with bacon and eaten with gusto. Big hit with the young 'un.

LSP said...

I can imagine those grill outs, Adrienne, and bow that you mention it, I've got some tenders in the freezer. Hmmmm, get frying.

LSP said...

Thanks for the tip, Mattexian. I'll check it out.