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Monday, February 13, 2023

Venison Shanks

I haven't posted pics in ages.  Not sure if I remember how! lol
This was a venison shank cook I did from a whitetail buck from this year's rifle hunt. 


Some of the venison from rifle season. I always process my own. lol 

I trimmed the shank and used the sawsall to cut it into portions..

I cut around the meat with a knive, then use the saw on the bone..

I gathered some herbs, garlic, tatoes, onions, squash from this year's garden..

 browned the shanks in duroc lard..

Browned some onions, added beef stock, herbs, and the shanks to the pot, Then let them simmer in the drum til tender..

prepped the squash and yukon gold tatoes..

I let the shanks simmer til almost tender before adding the veggies..

ended up simmering the shanks for 7 hours....then called er good.

venison shanks, sittin' on a bed of veggies..... sort of a backyard meal. 

The meat was super tender...

I couldn't resist the marrow...

Wish I would have thought to bake biscuits or bread. I ended up smearing the marrow on a piece of the tender shank. lol

It was a warming meal. Reminds me of why I live in the middle of nowhere and why I enjoy raising food and hunting. It was a satisfying meal!

Hope everyone is staying healthy and happy! The last 2 years have been trying for some. I count my blessings every day. No matter how bad things seem, they could always be worse! lol

Hope these pictures show up. The blog settings have changed since I've use it, I'm not sure if I'm doing this right. lol

Thanks for stopping by! 


snailears said...

Just saw this post and I have always considered the shanks to be one of the most prized portions on a deer (always process my own too). Done right the tender, unctuous mouthfeel of a shank is unparalleled - and don't get me started on the gift that is bone marrow! It's unfortunate that all too often this cut ends up in the grind pile. But once you braise some it's hard to relegate these to burger anymore. I always prepare mine Italian style with a recipe I adapted from Lidia Bastianich - and always over a bed of creamy risotto. Your recipe also looks good and I'll have to give it a try.

cowgirl said...

Great that you are a shank fan too! lol I hate to think of how many times I made burger with them. I agree about the marrow.. it's amazing!! Butter of the gods. lol
I will try your Italian style shank recipe. I enjoy Lidia's recipes. I'll see if I can find it. Sounds delicious!!
Thanks so much for stopping by and for the recipe idea. I appreciate it, Snailears!

cjbstar said...

All your pics came through fine. The shank meal looks fantastic. You are so right, it's very satisfying to be that self sufficient. Really enjoy your blog.

cowgirl said...

Thanks so much Cjbstar!! It's nice to see you.. Hope all is going well with you! :)

Jim Dorchak said...

So nice to see you post again.
I love your blog and your cooking for sure.
We are well here in Chile and putting up a good harvest for the fall here.
Love the deer shank stew. Spot on good food.
I still check on your blog every so often. Thanks for posting.

cowgirl said...

Thank you Jim! I hope to keep posting more in the future.
I'm glad to hear you all are doing well.. I bet your garden is beautiful!
Thanks for stopping by. :)