Yes! Not only can venison taste great, but it can be incredibly tender and juicy. This venison and broccoli with oyster sauce will have you sold on venison.
Tenderizing Meat with Baking Soda
Venison is an incredibly lean meat. As a result, it can sometimes be tough and dry if it is not prepared correctly. Don’t give up on this healthy and sustainable meat if you find it too tough. The trick to keeping venison from drying out is to cook it quickly over very high heat.
Another method for tender venison (or any meat for that matter) is to tenderize it with baking soda. As Cooks Illustrated explains, baking soda can be used to tenderize meat remarkably well.
The baking soda raises the pH of the meat making the outside of the meat more alkaline. The chemical reaction makes it more difficult for the proteins inside to bond tightly.
The looser protein bonds create a tender, juicy cut of meat. This technique works especially well with smaller, bite-sized pieces of meat. Our recipe for venison and broccoli with oyster sauce is perfect, and you might find a new love for venison.
Making Venison and Broccoli with Oyster Sauce
This venison recipe has a rich and smokey flavor that is balanced with a contrast of sweet and salty. It is easy and fast to prepare and there is very little to clean up. What a perfect weeknight dinner!
After tenderizing the venison, we seared it quickly over high heat. Cooking it quickly in a hot skillet will caramelize the outer surface of the meat and seal in the juices.
We set the cooked venison aside and used the same skillet to steam the broccoli. Once the broccoli was drained, we cooked the sauce until it was thick and bubbly. Next, we added the venison and broccoli back to the skillet for a quick sauté.
That’s all there is to it! Fast, easy and delicious! This venison recipe makes a complete meal served by itself. However, we served it with some sprouted brown rice and a salad and got six hearty servings
Some other recipes you might like:
- My Favorite Meatloaf
- Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder and Root Vegetables
- Braised Beef Short Ribs
- German Style Braised Beef Rolls
Tenderize the Venison
To Cook the Broccoli
Serving Size 1
Amount Per ServingCalories 199 Total Fat 4g Saturated Fat 1g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 2g Cholesterol 65mg Sodium 1091mg Carbohydrates 15g Fiber 4g Sugar 5g Protein 27g
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