The Season is Here
You may have been given some Venison this year by a friend who was fortunate enough to have harvested a deer. Venison, a/k/a deer meat, may or may not be the most popular game meat, but it is definitely the most abused.
I can’t tell you how many people I have served venison to who have had to overcome some prior bad experience with it. “Ew, it’s so tough. It tastes like liver.” Yes, if you overcook it and handle the meat poorly when you kill the animal it will be poor fare at the table.
Nevertheless, any deer, elk, caribou, etc. can be made into great table fare, if you know what to do with it. Below are some great venison recipes, grouped by style of cooking or cut of meat.