Venison stock?

Discussion in 'Wild Game' started by richtee, Dec 20, 2007.

  1. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I really dislike wasting any good food possibilities. I'm gonna have a pile of bones here in a day or two. Any one ever made stock? Flavor? Venison Vegetable...yum.. and alliteration* always makes for a good dish name!

    On Edit: Will any tallow float to top for removal like fat normally will?

    The Kew-el Clause:
    * The repetition of beginning consonant letters- a pleasingly "catchy" thing to the ears/brain. ;{)
  2. allen

    allen Smoking Fanatic


    4 fresh flat-leaf parsley sprigs
    1 fresh thyme sprig
    1 Turkish or 1/2 California bay leaf
    2 lb meaty beef shanks, sawed crosswise into 1-inch slices by butcher
    2 lb meaty veal shanks, sawed crosswise into 1-inch slices by butcher
    2 onions (left unpeeled), quartered
    1 carrot, quartered
    4 qt plus 2 1/2 cups cold water
    2 celery ribs, quartered
    1 1/2 teaspoons salt Special equipment: cheesecloth; kitchen string


    Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 450°F.
    While oven heats, wrap parsley, thyme, and bay leaf in cheesecloth and tie into a bundle with kitchen string to make a bouquet garni.
    Spread beef shanks, veal shanks, onions, and carrot in a large flameproof roasting pan, then brown well in oven, turning occasionally, about 1 hour.
    Transfer meat and vegetables to a 6- to 8-quart stockpot. Add 2 cups water to roasting pan, then straddle pan across 2 burners and deglaze by boiling over high heat, stirring and scraping up brown bits, 2 minutes. Add deglazing liquid to stockpot along with 4 quarts water, celery, salt, and bouquet garni. Bring to a boil and skim froth. Add remaining 1/2 cup water, then bring mixture to a simmer and skim any froth.
    Simmer gently, uncovered, skimming froth occasionally, until liquid is reduced to about 8 cups, 3 to 5 hours.
    Pour stock through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl, pressing hard on and then discarding solids. If using stock right away, skim off and discard fat. If not, cool stock completely, uncovered, then chill, covered (it will be easier to remove fat when chilled). Cooks' note:
    Stock keeps, covered and chilled, 1 week or frozen 3 months.
  3. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good question.... Don't think I've seen this before. Points..
  4. allen

    allen Smoking Fanatic

    That's the I can do for u RichTee
  5. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Al... was thinking on taking a run at roasting off the bones in a tomato onion paste kinda like they do beef bones in some fancy-pants french method similar to what you have, that I can't spell or pronounce. Nice stock ya got there tho! :{)
  6. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Now roasting bones from 2 hinds. just using onion, garlic, Kosher, and water. 350 for 3 hours, then into the stock pot. Will report back
  7. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Removed bones to stock pot. Tallow easily separated. Smells WONDERFUL! Chilling and will put to simmer in the am...errr... later today heh
  8. bustedluckbarbq

    bustedluckbarbq Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds good Rich... I am glad you brought this up.... i get a lotta deer... i might try a batch of this soon... Thanks Allen for recipe!
  9. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Jury's HAVE to try this! Delicious! DO NOT toss out the bones!
  10. teacup13

    teacup13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i havent tried it, but want to...

    i seen Rachel Ray(i think it was using some "different" kinds of stock and venison was one of them

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