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Friday, October 14, 2011

Venison Backstrap and Yuca

Supper last night...
some venison backstrap from last season. I drizzled the meat with oil, then sprinkled with Big Poppa's Little Louie's Seasoned Salt with Black Pepper...

Then peeled and cored the yuca roots, cubed and parboiled in salted water until almost tender...

then onto the grill with butter, garlic, scallions, salt and pepper....

when the yuca started to brown I added the venison....

It was simple but tasty. :)

and I had plenty left over for lunch today. :)


Anonymous said...

Drooling on my desk looking at the venison! Yucca looks interesting! Whats it taste like - chicken? :)
Rutabagas or something like that?
Another Chris

cowgirl said...

Thanks Chris! The yuca doesn't taste like chicken... :)
it tastes a bit like potatoes but kind of has a sweet taste too.
I like them. I've only cooked them this way, over the fire. They take on a nice smokey flavor.
Hope you are having a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by. :)

neanderthal said...

It happens then that venison and yuca (manioc) is/are one of my favorites. Venison marinated in olive oil, cider vinegar and Braggs seasoning, yuca parboiled with butter on it--maybe a little soy sauce. I am now officially a devoted follower.

I have some family members in western Kansas eager to copy your shrimp farming technique and I want to make a cinder block pig roaster.

Sorry about your recent loss.

Chris C said...

Hey Jeanie! Is it spelled Yuca or Yucca? Google had it both ways, and one said they were different plants often confused. It sounds great either way and as usual, you could cook up an old shoe and make it look and taste great! I’m going to have to go to the carneceria tomorrow and try to find it!

becky3086 said...

Interesting. I have never heard of eating yucca root. Where did you get yours from? The venison looks wonderful.

cowgirl said...

Hi Neanderthal, it's nice to meet you. :)
I agree with you completely...venison and yuca seem to go together. They are one of my favorites too! :)
Hope you try the block pit, they are easy to use and put out some tasty food. Let me know if you get one put together, I'd love to see pics.
Thanks Neanderthal, I appreciate you stopping by!

cowgirl said...

Thanks Chris! :)
It's spelled with one c ..yuca. Not the same plant that grows in my area with the sage.
The grocery stores here sell yuca roots.
They are tasty.. hope you find some to try. Remove the center of the root, it's kind of like a long string. Then cube and cook in salt water until tender..add butter and seasonings to taste.
I like to pan fry the boiled yuca in butter with onions and garlic.. over the fire is good but a stove works too.
Let me know if you try them!
Thanks Chris!

cowgirl said...

Hi Becky! Thanks!
These are yuca roots...I believe they are plentifull in the far south and south America.
They have edible roots.
The yucca here (with 2 c's) are not good for eating but the roots can be used for soap.
The grocery stores here sell the edible kind (yuca).
Hope you try them sometime! They are kind of a pain to peel but they are tasty. :)
Thanks Becky and thanks for stopping by!