Simple Marinade for Deer Loin

I like love game.

And I’m not afraid to say it.  I grew up with very few relatives, particularly of the male species.  When I say few, I mean, I can count them on one hand.  What the heck are “cousins”??  I most definitely was not subjected to hunting, except for one bizarre time when I was about 6 .  My dad went squirrel hunting with friends, and it was quite the occasion because it had never happened before, and never happened again.  I never had the opportunity to eat game until I was an adult.  I can’t believe I married a hunter.  Seriously, even my parents were freaking out about what I was getting myself into.  Imagine their response when their southern daughter, who loved high heels, announced she was marrying and moving to Alaska, all in one fell swoop.  Hum. . . .   I keep trying to forget the reactions.   Oh, I also don’t wear high heels anymore!

I respect those who do not hunt, and all I ask for is respect in return.  Our freezer is filled with all kinds of game, none of which contains hormones, is clean and fresh, and tastes better than anything I’ve ever purchased in a grocery store.  I am filled with incredible gratitude toward the trout that live in the river below our house.  The fact that I can crave trout and in a few hours be eating something people would pay big bucks for, is thrilling.

Whatever you choose to eat, enjoy it with gusto!

Simple Marinade for Deer Loin

¼ cup soy sauce
1 T brown sugar
1 T rice wine vinegar
1 t olive oil
1 pinch Chinese five-spice powder
1 clove garlic, minced

Whisk together all ingredients in a small pan and marinate deer loin (turning meat over occasionally) for at least 6 hours, or (preferably) overnight.  Delicious  grilled as kabobs alternated with onion and served with sautéed kale.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Stacey
    Feb 17, 2011 @ 18:32:32

    Good for you, Lisa. Who wouldn’t want to eat anything you prepare? I know I’m in and it’s funny you said you don’t wear high heels any longer. When I first read you loved them, I thought it seemed out of character. Thanks for clarifying!


  3. Sue
    Feb 17, 2011 @ 01:04:00

    I want to come eat at your house! Yum! I would like some trout to go with that too please! Don’t you think it is funny that two southern girls found each other on the internet when one is in the middle of the Pacific and the other in Alaska? And I’m the country girl turned city girl and you’re the city girl turned country. How funny! You are using Chinese 5 spice and soy sauce too, so you must have a tie to Hawaii. Lisa, I really am so glad I found your blog.


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