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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Venison Andouille Sausage, Hoppin' John.....and some hash. :)

I've been using up the venison from last deer season. Made a batch of andouille (which I love :))
Added a bit of pork to the venison before grinding..

combined my seasonings... this was for 5lbs of meat.
10 cloves chopped garlic
1 1/2 TBS cayenne
3 TBS salt
1 TBS thyme
2 TBS black pepper

added the spices to one cup of beer to make a slurry, mixed with the ground venison and chilled overnight.

I made a braid with part of the was a gift for a friend.

I sauteed onions, garlic and peppers for the Hoppin' John...

added chicken stock and seasonings.
This is when I usually add a hunk of ham but went with the spicy andouille instead.  I had planned on simmering the andouille in beer before grilling but thought the added flavor in the Hoppin' John would be nice.:)

into the BPS drum...

made a batch of jalapeno cornbread. Didn't have much room in the drum so I set the bread on top of the simmering Hoppin' John pot.

worked just fine. :)

After the brats simmered for awhile, I set them on the grate to grill and added rice and beans to the Hoppin' John pot.  I didn't have black eyed peas so I used cooked pintos instead. ( they are my favorite :))

The venison andouille...

jalapeno cornbread.  ( I ran it under the broiler to brown the top a bit)

jalapeno cornbread, venison andouille and hoppin' john...

It was pretty tasty!

The next day I made a hash with potatoes, onions, garlic and cubed venison andouille...

I liked it a lot! The spicy andouille seasoned the hash just right, I didn't need to add anything else.

I really am behind on cooking but hope to catch up soon. :)


Sunnybrook Farm said...

This is torture, it looks so good!

cowgirl said...

Thanks Sunnybrook Farm! :)
I have a few links left, hoping to make some gumbo if I get the time.
Thanks for stopping by!

Bushman said...

I'll have to try that this year. I've never had Andouille. Always wanted to. I love hoppin john. I confess I buy it in a can and then I add another can of tomatoes, Okra and corn and simmer it with smoked sausage and then dump it into a bowl full of red beans and rice. Love it!

cowgirl said...

Thanks Bushman! Your Hoppin John recipe sounds great, I'll give it a try!
Hope you have a great weekend. :)