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cowgirl 09-15-2008 09:51 AM

Venison Pastrami with Hot German Tato Salad
 
I had two small venison roasts in my freezer (from the hind quarter), wanted to use them up before deer season.

I used the Tender Quick method to corn them. This is enough to do about 5 lbs of meat... I used maybe 1/2 of it...

5 tablespoons Tender Quick
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon ground paprika
1 teaspoon ground bay leaves
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

I mix this up, rub on the meat, then shake off any excess....

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Wrapped and let cure for 5 days....

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I soaked in fresh water overnight, because something came up and I was interrupted...

Then I rubbed with a mixture of garlic, juniper berries, bay leaves, mustard seeds, allspice, onion powder and lots of cracked black pepper...

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/l...100_6335-1.jpg

Threw them into the smoker with some apple wood and some tatos...

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/l...100_6350-1.jpg

Made hot german tato salad with the smoked tatos....

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The venison pastrami turned out great...

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The tato salad was good, but the dressing on the salad overpowered the smoky flavor IMO. It was good though. :)
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wlh3 09-15-2008 10:02 AM

Man CG does that pastrami ever look good. Way lean, beautiful color from the corn. I'll take mine on rye please:icon_bigsmil

tommykendall 09-15-2008 10:05 AM

Damn - that's some beautiful grub.

cowgirl 09-15-2008 10:08 AM

Thanks wlh3 and TK!
I didn't have any rye on hand, but did put some spicy brown mustard on the sandwich. :)

Ron_L 09-15-2008 10:15 AM

OK... I'm officially hungry.

Looks great, CG! I'm not a hunter but i think I'm going to start driving the back roads near dusk with my lights off hoping a deer jumps out in front on me :-D :-D :-D

Harbormaster 09-15-2008 10:23 AM

I knew I shouldn't have looked...

Allenave 09-15-2008 11:41 AM

Fantastic looking venison. You care to share the recipe for the 'tater salad?

MayDay 09-15-2008 02:09 PM

Very nice! Sure wish I had access to game meat. How does venison pastrami taste compared to regular?
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cowgirl 09-15-2008 02:13 PM

Thank you Ron, Harbormaster, Allenave and MayDay!!

MayDay, the flavor of the pastrami is very similar to beef...hard to describe...no wild game taste, but I can still tell that it is venison.
Does that make sense? lol:redface:

Allenave..I usually use baked or boiled potatoes for the salad, but wanted to try it with some smoked. Also...you can peel the potatoes.
I used 5 cooked tatos
browned about 5 pieces of bacon
cooked some onions and leeks in the bacon drippings
added about 1 TBs of flour to the pan
then added...
1/3 cup of water
1/4 cup of cider vinegar
2 TBs of sugar or more if needed

Makes kind of a sauce...
Add the cubed potatoes and gently toss.
Season with salt and pepper and top with crumbled cooked bacon

It's supposed to be served warm.

Hope this helps ya Allenave. :-D

Smokinrubcom 09-15-2008 02:17 PM

I will have to try that this year :) Looks very delicious

Mike

cowgirl 09-15-2008 02:20 PM

Thanks Mike...I'm kind of using up my last years venison. Sure hope I get another one this year. lol

Paulie G. 09-15-2008 04:06 PM

Food looks great as usual.

Grumpy's Q 09-15-2008 04:35 PM

Dang Cowgirl that looks good!

BBQ Grail 09-15-2008 06:16 PM

Cowgirl,

Great job, as usual.

But where's the picture of the "hot german"?

jestridge 09-15-2008 09:11 PM

prolly best looking deer I ever seen dont like deer


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