Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Did you know you can buy DEER Meat in Germany?

 Did you know that you can buy Deer Meat at some supermarkets here in Germany?
I am from Maine and I love venison.
My grandfather was a hunter and we often had venison growing up.
For those of you who hate the thought of eating a "Bambi"
avert your eyes and read no farther.
I should point out that in our defense, we were from a poorer family and if Grandad didn't get a deer, we sometimes went without meat on our plates in the winter.

                                                                            
Look for REH- that means DEER.
I picked up this package at one of our local supermarkets in Nagold.
The deer is pre-cut into small pieces which are perfect for
my Venison Goulash Recipe.

MIMI'S VENISON GOULASH

Brown the venison in 4 tablespoons oil oil

When the meat is browned add:
                                                           1 teaspoon rubbed thyme (use dried thyme if you can't find the ground.)
1 teaspoon of Lawry's Seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoons flour
Mix until the meat is evenly coated

Add it to an oven proof dish.
I use my cocotte. Place the cocotte in the oven, uncovered

Cook the venison in a 500 degree oven for about 10 minutes.
The meat should become slightly crusty.

Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a pan. Add 1 large clove of garlic
one onion, cut into small pieces. and 1 tsp. parsley. Saute until the onions are translucent.
I added onion powder to this mix instead of the onion because Mac
doesn't like the texture of onions which, is why you don't see onions in this pan.
Add this to the meat in your cocette.
Now add in
3 1/2 cups water
1 Knorr beef or lamb stock cube
1 14 oz can of diced tomatos
2 cups of fresh mushrooms

Cover the cocotte and place in a 350 degree oven for two hours.

I serve the Goulash over egg noodles.
This was Mac's first time having venison.
He loved the sauce but, thought he was eating a
drier version of beef........I thought it was really
yummy!!







2 comments:

  1. Have you checked at a butcher shop as well? I haven't seen it here in Nuremberg, but we bought venison from one for Christmas in Prague a few years ago and it was fantastic!

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  2. Thanks Heather, I must do that as we have a good butcher just around the corner!

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