Hickory smoked deer heart

Discussion in 'Wild Game' started by crazymoon, Nov 3, 2017.

  1. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I got lucky w/ a nice buck during NH muzzleloader season and had to smoke the heart! Here it is untrimmed, Trimmed in 2nd photo-added rub in 3rd photo(used mustard and cowboy rub) 4th shot is out of the smoker at 165*after about 3 1/2 hours at 225*.Final shots are sliced and the last shot is chilled and added to crackers with Monterey Jack cheese.Delicious!!!!
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  2. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks good never tried it and I am sorry now,loved the Livers w/onions
    Richie
     
  3. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  4. griz400

    griz400 Master of the Pit

    looks nice .. I have smoked em then threw on grill and braised and ate like a steak .. bout 2 inch thick .. points to you :cool:
     
  5. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I really would love this! Point!

    Disco
     
  6. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That looks great. I always threw the heart away.
     
  7. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    CF,I have the tenderloin first then I have the liver cooked in bacon fat with the bacon and onions. The heart is last for snacks! :)
     
  8. That looks like the ultimate snack...yum!
     
  9. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    In the old days, when my Dad was still around, the Heart was the first thing consumed, usually the same night as the kill.
    Sliced up & sautéed in butter. (Unless some show-off made a Heart shot!!)

    Bear
     
  10. unclejhim

    unclejhim Smoke Blower

    Looks good! I started saving mine a couple years ago and now I have the other club members saving them for me. I butterfly mine but may try what you do.
     
  11. woodsman5150

    woodsman5150 Fire Starter

    I must try that-going for neck shots on shooter bucks now
     
  12. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    UJ, I think you will really like smoking the heart! delicious!
     
  13. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That looks good! Yes a neck shot is crucial if you wanna eat the heart. Unfortunately I have the gout, so organ meat is off the menu, sucks!
     
  14. Rings Я Us

    Rings Я Us Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Looks good.
    Hard to find anyone to eat heart like that in our family.
    If we soak it then simmer it in water till tender, people will eat it sliced for sandwiches.

    Nice job
     
  15. 4thLaker

    4thLaker Newbie

    I harvested an 8 pointer here in Maine last Friday, and thanks to an easy head shot, was able to try smoked venison heart.

    I'm fairly new to smoking meat, but the WSM makes it easy. Thanks for the idea.
     
  16. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    4L, I'm glad you liked the smoked heart !
     
  17. Eating the Heart of an Animal you killed. That is pretty hardcore!
     
  18. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hmmmm. I have one now.

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