Tag Archives: Shank

Venison Shank Stew

I’ve long been a fan of shanks of most any animal (pork, deer, lamb, beef etc) because it is one of the more unique tasting cuts. Even beef shanks are often described by pedestrian eaters as being “Gamey.” In most … Continue reading

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Big Meat Down

I spent some time yesterday breaking down this late season mature buck. Check out the size of that bottom round! These dry aged cuts all have prearranged marriages with the dutch oven for all kinds of dishes from Venison Bayou … Continue reading

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St Patrick’s Day Preparations

Per tradition, we are prepping our Venison for St Patty’s Day. Last year’s celebration was a bit larger scale (we corned nearly 20 pounds of meat). With the Holiday falling on a Monday this year, we went a bit smaller, … Continue reading

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Venison Machaca

We were first exposed Machaca as a breakfast dish served with eggs in Sayulita, Mexico. Upon the first taste, we instantly agreed that venison shanks needed a date with the Machaca cooking method. The end result? Deep, rich flavor and … Continue reading

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Venison Dry Aging Experiments

Using my secondary refrigerator that I cure meats in, I experimented with dry aging venison quite a bit this Winter. I’m running this refrigerator at 40 degrees with 60-70% humidity, a bowl of salt water and a clip on fan … Continue reading

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Venison Leg Takedown

There are numerous ways to butcher a deer. As we are big proponents of cooking roasts and stews using whole muscle cuts, here is our suggested method for breaking down a venison hindquarter for such purposes. To the surprise of … Continue reading

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Memphis BBQ Fest

One of the Go Carnivore contributors is also a member of a BBQ team that competes in the Memphis in May World Championship BBQ Cooking Competition. The festival starts on Wednesday night and runs through the weekend. As far as … Continue reading

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Venison Neck

The “tough cuts” of venison have a bad reputation. In fact, many hunters discard them all together. A short list of venison “tough cuts” include: Shank, Neck, Flank & Ribs The easiest way to use these cuts of meat is to … Continue reading

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St Patrick’s Day Wrap Up

After 10 days of pickling and overnight cooking in multiple Dutch Ovens, our  Corned Venison came out beautifully. We used Shanks, Sirloin, Shoulder and Sirloin Tip cuts. Texturally, the Shank meat was my favorite.    

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