Tuesday, December 9, 2008

For the Carnivores Amongst Us

Before I share one of my DH's (Deer Hunter's) favorite recipes, first let me say thank you to Kimmi for the Attitude & Gratitude award, which is proudly displayed with the keepin' it real one Barbara passed along to me. Wheeee -- it's been a great week at Gumbo Writer's place!

Now, to the recipe, which will be a culinary delight for venison-loving individuals. If you're one of my veggitanarianistical friends, I don't know what to suggest as a substitute for the deer meat...unless you can roll out some tofu and try that as a wrap. :)

Venison Roll-Ups
Strips of fresh venison (back strap)
-- pounded out and marinated overnight
in Italian dressing and seasoning
Lite cream cheese
Thick slab bacon
Sliced jalapeno peppers

Lay out venison strips and put a blob of cream cheese in the center of each piece, then add one slice of pepper.

Roll up strips and secure with a toothpick. Wrap a slice of bacon around and around each roll. Re-secure with toothpick.

Aren't these lovely? Now you're ready to put the roll-ups on the BBQ pit!

The Great White Hunter cooks up the venison just right!


Anonymous said...

Deer, pig, dairy, veggie. Got all the food groups covered. Cobbler Wed night. Ya'll coming? This works great with duck also.

Lori said...

Even as a meat eater I wasn't a venison fan, but these look terrific!

Veggie substitute - seitan (wheat gluten mock meat). :))

Debbie said...

It is hard to get that tofu to roll up just right. This looks easier.

kat howling wolf awoooo said...

Oh, my poor poor Petal Pus the Pig! lying there in slab-like strips - *SOB*......

I shan't look - I shan't look again....!

*waving at you* hi there friend! Hi Friend's spousal unit in residence!

WendyCinNYC said...

Hmmmm...not sure where I can get venison where I live. maybe your husband can come shoot some pigeons for me and cook 'em up?

Suldog said...

Those look like they'd snap your arteries shut in about ten seconds flat. Therefore, I approve heartily! Yum!

Clementine said...

Huhn. I don't care what Miss Kathryn says, Clementine here says that looks good. Miss Clementine has recipes on Miss Kathryn's place, too! Bet you ain't never even had meat skins! Or ramps! I bet!

Got me some healing tips on there, too, but they ain't for nobody but healers to try.

I got to go now, got to shore up my windows since the colds seepin in sideways to everywhere.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Thanks, Oren. I'll pass on the recipe extensions to GWH. :) Cobbler at home or scouts?

Lori, great idea! Venison is the leanest meat you can get. Practically no fat at all, so, healthy.

LOL, Debbie. Lemme know if ya try it.

Angie Ledbetter said...

hehe, Kat. I knew you wouldn't be a fan, but your spousal unit in residence might like it.

Wendy, wish ya lived closer. Be glad to share. (BTW, he grew up eating it ALL...coons (shudder) on down, and I swear I've heard him say they once had bluejay jambalaya!)

Made me laugh, Suldog. But really, with the LF cream cheese and non-fat venison, it's not too bad fer ya!

Clem, I'd love to ett anything you cooks! Love your writin' on site too.

mlh said...

I never realized venison meat was so dark, or is that just from the picture? I tried it once crumbled up and put into tomato sauce without the cook telling me. I thought it was just ground beef. Very sweet meat, at least to me.

ChristaCarol said...

I haven't had venison in a looong time. I don't have a lot of hunter's in my family and it's not like they sell it at our local Wal-mart. This looks really good though. We use to cook ours with beer! ;)

jill said... was too early in the morning to look at "slab of flesh" pictures.

my men folk would be drooling....i'm just gagging. lol

i love how it takes a lean "healthy" meat and wraps it in bacon....oh the irony....

Melissa Marsh said...

Oh my goodness. That looks like a heart attack waiting to happen! Still, I bet they taste DELICIOUS.

kimmirich said...

Ok, hubby want to know what time is dinner??

And I want to know when the recipe book is coming out?!

Carrie Wilson Link said...

You'll still love me if I tell you that looks disgusting, right? Hope so!

Janna Qualman said...

Well, I actually looked past the meat and saw your slate! We've got slate tiles, too, and I just love the warm look.

Ang said...

Even though I am not much of a meat eater...IBS rules...this recipe sounds great!

Terri Tiffany said...

Ok--the year I ate deer meet-back in the 70's I ended up dropping to 93 pounds and looked like a skeleton. Never again.

giddymomof6 said...

Oh my gosh! You're sooo making me drool and miss venison jerky! YUM! YUM! YUM! My hubby shoots his own deer too. Cept he uses a bow. So cool.

ac said...

FYI, I don't like cats either! And Colby's youtube video about you didn't change my mind. Though I'll admit I laughed my ^$# off while watching the video.

What's that?

You don't know what I'm referring to?

Well, the answer is on Colby's blog

avtcoach said...

Looks yummy! I would try it!

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Wow! Cream cheese too! I'm not sure I've ever tried venison. I keep saying that...and here I thought I was a diverse eater.

Angie Ledbetter said...

mlh, yeah, in chili, spaghetti, sausage, etc., you can't tell the difference except there's less or no fat. :)

Christa, I'll have to pass on that recipe tip to the DH!

LOL, Jill. Def got carnivores up in the house with me.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Melissa, I like 'em without the hot peppers in them, but not as much as the fried back strap!

Kimmi, tell hubby whenever he shows up on the doorstep, he'll get a fresh batch. :) Cookbook somewhere in the very distant future. :)

LOL, Carrie. Not too much you could say or do that would make me not love ya!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Janna, that slate is part of the reason I fell in love with the house. It's on the floor and similar in the bathrooms too in bigger squares. Can you say, "Can't see any dirt...ever?!" :)

Ooo, Ang, sorry about your IBS. I'll see if I can "hunt" up a recipe soon just for you.

Terri, the meat made you sick??? Musta been spoiled. :(

Angie Ledbetter said...

Giddy, mine makes the jerky too. Love the teriyaki flavor best. (Did I spell that right?)

eeeeeeeeek, AC, going to Colby's shortly. What has she done now????!

Hey, AVT, how's it going? Love your recent book selections!

Alyssa, you just need to come down to Louisiana for a while and get you some education! :)

Leon Basin said...

Hello fellow writer.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Hey there, Leon. Thanks for stopping by.

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