Anyway, after we came back, we threw these venison skewers on the barbeque, and they became a BIG hit. Everyone loved it, and commented how it wasn't "gamey" at all, not like what they had imagined and heard in the past about deer meat. "Tender" was the word that was heard 'round the room. The cilantro-garlic sauce was fantastic, and paired perfectly with this popular game.
Thanks to the Glowienke's for providing their beautiful house by the beach in Corona Del Mar. I was dog sitting the entire week. Keno is the name of their crazy, but cute little dog.
Servings: 16 people as an appetizer
Prep time: about 1 1/2 hrs
Cooking time: 6 minutes
- 3 lbs. venison roast, cut into 1-inch strips
- 7 garlic cloves, peeled
- 1 cup fresh parsley leaves
- 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
- 3 tsp. Kosher salt
- freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tbs. lemon juice- 1 cup + 3 tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
- bamboo skewers
I. Cilantro-Garlic Sauce
1. In a food processor, mince garlic. Set 1 tbs. aside.
2. Add parsley, cilantro, 1 tsp. salt and a few grinds of pepper into food processor. Pulse until chopped.
3. With the motor running, add lemon juice and 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil in a steady stream. *If you're using a small machine, like we did, that's not a good idea. Just pulse, stop the machine, add some oil, then repeat.
4. Pour into bowl, cover and refrigerate.
II. The MEAT
1. Trim off all silver-skin and fat from the venison.
2. Cut roast into 1-in strips.
3. In a big zip-lock bag, marinate the meat with the leftover minced garlic, 2 tsp. salt and 3 tbs. of the cilantro-garlic sauce you made. Seal and refrigerate for 1 hour.
4. Soak bamboo skewers in water for 30 minutes.
6. Grill or broil skewers for 2-3 minutes on each side.
*DO NOT OVERCOOK VENISON. It's not beef.
Serve with the cilantro-garlic sauce. YUM!
Jennifer or "Kim Phu" enjoying her venison skewer.
(Don't mind the chicken. He had too much fun that night.) -------------------------------------------->
Stephanie loved it, A LOT.
Keno did too!
Just kidding. Unfortunately, she couldn't have any venison.
Pretty California sunset on the beach.
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