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Jul 6, 2012 02:39 PM

Anyone has a recipe for whole venison shoulder?

I've bought a whole venison shoulder and am looking for a decent and simple recipe for cooking it. I remember reading a recipe a while back which said something about marinating it for a good 24hours in red wine, carrots, onion etc etc and then slow cook it but I just can't find it. Would someone happen to know a recipe like that?

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    1. re: todao

      Thank you very much for the useful links. If I read them correectly none of them actually cooks the shoulder in the red wine.

      A while back I followed a recipe from Gino D'Acampo for cooking lamb shanks. Basically the lamb shanks were marinated in a mixture of red wine, carrots, celery stalks, onion, garlic, herbs overnight. Then I pored the whole thing in my cast iron dutch oven and cooked it in the oven for 2 hours. The meat was so tender that it fell off the bone.

      Therefore I will combine the lamb shank method with the ideas from recipes in those links and after marinating the Venison in red wine,etc,etc I will transfer the whole thing including the marinade in the dutch oven and roast it for a few hours at 160-170Celsius for 2-3 hours.

      I hope this form of cooking isn't going to destroy the taste?

      1. re: iliria

        Last Thanksgiving I used a Buttermilk brine , soaked the shoulder overnight. Rinsed it off , seasoned and placed in a pan on the grill for several hours. It was phenomenal.