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Braised Caribou

Braised Caribou
Yields:    8 servings
Ready In    2 hours
* Caribou

4     pounds     caribou      roast
4     strips     salt pork      or bacon
1     x     salt and black pepper      to taste
1/8     teaspoon     cloves     
2     each     bay leaves    
2/3     cup     port wine    
1/2     cup     water    
1     each     onion      sliced
1     cup     water    
1     cup     cranberry juice     
Lard the caribou with salt pork or bacon.
Sprinkle with salt, pepper and cloves.
Marinate in claret with the two bay leaves for 2 to 3 days in a cool place.
Drain, place in a baking pan, add water and sliced onion; cover and cook in slow oven (300 degrees) about 1 hour.
Add the marinade and the cranberry juice, cover and cook until tender, about 1 hour longer.

Grilled Caribou Steaks

Yields:    6 servings
Cooking Time Preparation 10 minutes
Cooking    30 minutes
Ready In    1 day

6     each     caribou steaks      1/2 inch thick
1     x     bacon drippings     
1     x     sauce     for basting
1 1/2     cups     red wine     
3     tablespoons     vegetable oil     
1/8     teaspoon     ginger      ground
1     dash     red hot pepper sauce (eg. Tabasco)     
1     x     salt and black pepper     
Combine all the basting sauce ingredients and soak the venison slices in the sauce for at least 24 hours.
Pour off and reserve the sauce. Put the meat on a board and pat it dry, then nick the edges of the slices and rub them all over with the fat.
Heat the grill to medium-high and grill the steaks until medium-rare.
Baste the meat with the reserved basting sauce while cooking and turn it once.
When done, transfer the slices to a warmed serving platter, and serve at once, with the remaining sauce in a sauce boat.

Caribou Burgers

Because caribou has so little fat, you'll need to add some pork for a juicy burger.
Yields:    4 servings
Recipe Cooking Time Preparation    20 minutes
Cooking    10 minutes
Ready In    30 minutes

1     pound     caribou      ground
4     ounces     ground pork     
1     x     salt    
1     x     black pepper      freshly ground
1/2     medium     onion      chopped
1     x     bread crumbs      or other cereal, optional
1     each     egg     to bind the ingredients
1     x     spices      favourite burger spices
Mix all the ingredients handling as little as possible.
Heat grill or broiler.
Brush burgers with vegetable oil and grill about 4 minutes; turn and cook to desired doneness.
Serve on rolls with your choice of condiments.

Caribou Stew

Yields:    8 servings
Recipe Cooking Time Preparation    10 minutes
Cooking    10 hours
Ready In    10 hours

2     pounds     caribou    
1     x     salt and black pepper      to taste
1/2     cup     white wine     
1/8     cup     worcestershire sauce     
1     cup     lentils    
4     small     potatoes      quartered
1     each     carrot      peeled, sliced
1     each     celery stalks      chopped
1/2     cup     parsnips      diced
1     each     jalapeno pepper      diced
2     medium     banana peppers      chopped
1     each     bay leaf    
Dredge meat in seasoned flour and brown in a frying pan with a little oil.
Transfer to a large sauce pan or crockpot, add the rest of the ingredients with enough water to cover.
Simmer for 2 hours on low or 10 hours in the crockpot.
Adjust seasonings and serve.