Wet-Aged Venison Roast

I removed a vacuum sealed bottom round roast from the freezer from the buck my wife harvested this past fall and allowed it to thaw in the refrigerator. I planned to wet age the roast for around 28 days, removing the meat every two weeks or so to drain any blood before resealing. This process allows enzymes to break down connective tissue while vacuum sealing removes oxygen which can increase bacterial growth and can lead to spoilage. When the roast was finally ready to hit the smoker, mother nature had other plans. By the time the weather had improved, the roast had aged an extra week and was around 35 days.

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Jalapeño Whitetail Stew

After a long, cold day out in the field it’s nice to come home to a warm, feel good meal that takes you back to the “hunting with your grandfather” days. This one is my personal takes on a classic, Jalapeño Whitetail Stew. This dish will have you covered for a few days up to a week! It’s perfect for a cozy at home dinner and also great as left overs warmed up for on the go!

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