Venison Misconceptions

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Over time, there are many misconceptions that individuals seem to have in regards to Venison or deer meat. Often times, individuals seem repulsed just by mentioning the word Venison. This can be true on several levels, as many people do not know the truth about venison. In this article, we explore some cofile://localhost/Users/randyjstark/Desktop/Venison%20Jerky.jpgmmon Venison misconceptions and look into the reality of why some people may have negative feelings about the term.

Venison is Easy to Obtain

For some people, this very much may be true. However like other game meats, Venison may be regulated by governments (state or local) so that the meat cannot be easy sold or obtained. For example, Canada does not allow hunters to sell their game shot in the wild. This allows hunters to only be able to enjoy the meat with their friends and families. Venison can be obtained from farm-raised deer, though it is uncommon to find in grocery stores or in meat shops. It is best to contact each farm directly to see whether they will sell directly to consumers.

Venison is Difficult to Prepare

The statement that Venison is hard to prepare is completely false. Many people do not have the familiarity with the meat and as a result, have had unpleasant experiences in preparing it. In order to ensure that the meat is served correctly, there are a number of factors that need to be taken into consideration when handling the game. This includes properly field dressing of the deer, proper butchering techniques, as well as proper storage and defrosting. In addition, different types of cuts take different types of preparation – be sure to read up on how to properly prepare the meat under our cooking section to ensure a flavorful and tasty meal!

Venison is Just Like Beef

While this statement is somewhat true, there exists many differences between deer meat and regular beef. For one, Venison contains virtually no fat, whereas beef can contain upwards of 25% or more! Due to being so lean, the meat typically needs tenderizing, marinades and other ingredients/oils in order to make sure it is not tough in texture once prepared. If done properly, Venison can be a healthy substitute in many recipes for beef or other types of more fatty meat.

Venison has a “Gamey” taste

Many people tend to think that deer meat has a “gamey” taste to it and that it is tough in texture. Depending on how the game is prepared, this may be very true. However, when the proper techniques are used, many people cannot even tell the difference between this meat and beef. To serve correctly, there are a number of factors that need to be taken into consideration when handling the game. This includes properly field dressing of the deer, proper butchering techniques, as well as proper storage and defrosting. In addition, different types of cuts take different types of preparation – be sure to read up on how to properly prepare the meat under our cooking section to ensure a flavorful and tasty meal!

Venison is a Tough to Eat

While Venison may be tough, it is important to use proper tenderization techniques, such as marinades and oils, to bring out the flavor. When done in the right way, the meat should not appear tough and should be tasty. Visit our cooking section for more information as to how to properly prepare venison for cooking.

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