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We love to make fajita meat with the straps. Cut them in half lengthwise and marinate overnight in a mixture of orange juice(1 cup), tequila(1/2 cup), lime juice(1/2 cup), pepper, and diced onions and jalapenos. Once done marinating, dry with a paper towel and rub generously with kosher salt, it will give it a good crust when cooked over the charcoal. The whole family loves it, thats usually hard to accomplish in my house!
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Always cook your backstrap in sections- like a 12 inch long section for three to four people.

Since venison is so lean, you need to sear it to avoid losing the natural juices.

Get your grill going- I like home made wood chunk coals or oak coals off a fire put into a grill- while that's being readied, lightly cover the outside with your favorite dry rub- I like McCormick steak seasoning- let it set for fifteen twenty minutes in the fridge. Heat a cast iron skillet fairly hot and add olive oil- put the loin in and sear it all the way around the outside and on the ends just enough to seal it and get a slight crust.

Transfer the loin to the grill and finish cooking to your taste- I like mine really pink inside so it doesn't take too long.

Once you try it like this, without all the "cover" additives- you'll never eat it done any other way. One warning- I treat venison like a farmer treats beef- once it's been killed, it isn't long before its getting chilled down in a big way. Every minute it sits around unprocessed, the interior temperature of that animal is rising for some time- that causes the gamey taste. Once its processed, I store it in a dry, cold place like a refrigerator or walk in cooler for five days, maybe six, before packaging. The difference is amazing. Don't sit it in watery ice and drain all the flavor out of your precious'll enjoy it more.

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Here is another one that is AWESOME!;f=7;t=000645


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Cut the strap cross wise in 1 1/2" slices, butterfly, pound with meat hammer. put flour,black pepper and salt in a bowl and mix, in another bowl put milk and one egg and mix. roll the buttefly in flour mix, dip in milk and egg solution, roll in flour mix again then put in pan with hot olive oil and fry. Yummy and tender, do not over cook, just golden brown on both sides and the steak should be medium.

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I freeze my blackstrap in whole portions, usually three strips per strap. I like cooking the sections uncut because I like my venison pretty rare. My fave blackstrap prep is to start with a buttered skillet and sweat some shallots for a minute or two then fill the skillet with mushrooms and cook slowly until the mushrooms lose their moisture, then add about 4 cups of at least decent red wine and let it simmer until it's reduced by about 75%, then add a half stick of butter and that there is some addictive mushrooms that can top or be a side to your blackstrap. The backstrap section get salt and a really nice coating of very coarse black pepper. Grill it or sear in cast iron and finish in the oven, cook until it's 120 degrees then let it rest 5-10 minutes, slice her up and eat with the mushrooms.

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