Most of the time I post vegetarian recipes. But, today I have a venison stew recipe! Can’t get more local than Michigan venison. The recipe was given to me by a coworker; it came from the Food Network online. And, my sister tested it and shot the awesome photographs. Many thanks to John and Mary!
I hope that you enjoy it.
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 pounds venison stew meat
1/4 cup flour
Emeril's Essence, recipe follows -- to taste (it is hot!)
2 cups chopped onions
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped carrots
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 cup chopped tomatoes, peeled and seeded
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
2 bay leaves
1 cup red wine
4 cups brown stock or mushroom stock
Salt and black pepper
Crusty bread for serving
1. In a large pot, over high heat, add the olive oil.
2. In a mixing bowl, toss the venison with flour and Essence.
3. When the oil is hot, sear the meat for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
4. Add the onions and saute for 2 minutes. Add the celery and carrots. Season with salt and pepper. Saute for 2 minutes.
5. Add the garlic, tomatoes, basil, thyme, and bay leaves to the pan. Season with salt and pepper.
6. Deglaze the pan with the red wine. Add the stock. Bring the liquid up to a boil, cover and reduce to a simmer.
7. Simmer the stew for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until the meat is very tender. If the liquid evaporates too much add a little more stock.
Remove the stew from the oven and serve in shallow bowls with crusty bread.
Essence (Emeril's Creole Seasoning): Yield: about 2/3 cup
2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon dried leaf oregano
1 tablespoon dried thyme
Combine all ingredients thoroughly and store in an airtight jar or container.
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