Fran’s Tenakee Venison Stew

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  1. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    By Amy Carroll

    A quick visit to my neighbor Fran to work out the schedule for feeding her cat turned into trying out a new wine, and some more wine, and then a buzzer went off and she leaped up to get the something out of the oven: venison stew. Would I like to stay and have dinner? No need to ask twice. Fran is a wonderful cook who just throws stuff together and somehow it all works. So she poured more wine and fixed me a bowl of stew. As I helped myself to seconds, I asked her how she made it.

    “Montreal Steak Seasoning is the secret of my roasts. Here,” she said, pouring some into a baggie, “I’ll give you some.”

    Preheat oven to 225°.

    Assemble the following ingredients in a medium-sized casserole or shallow roasting pan.

    Enough venison to completely cover the bottom of the casserole or roasting pan, or about one hindquarter or a shoulder with bone in
    A generous sprinkle of Montreal Steak Seasoning
    Garlic
    Carrots, chopped
    Yukon Gold or red potatoes, quartered (“I’ve been known to put rutabagas or turnips in this too. Don’t peel anything.”)
    One whole onion, quartered
    A couple of stalks of celery, chopped
    2 cans of tomatoes or V-8 juice poured over the top
    2 Tablespoons of tapioca sprinkled on top

    Cook for 8 hours, covered. Remove and eat. Feeds about 6. Serve with red wine and bread.
     
  2. HeskethPritchard

    HeskethPritchard Well-Known Member

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    For us over the otrher side of the pond, What is Montreal Steak Seasoning Len??
     

  3. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    I have never heard of it but here is a recipe I just found online.

    2 tsp California garlic powder (probably any garlic powder, not garlic salt, will do)
    1 TBS plus 1 tsp coarsely ground coriander seeds
    2 TBS coarse (kosher or sea) salt
    1 TBS plus 1 tsp dill weed
    1 TBS plus 1 tsp paprika
    1 TBS plus 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (or cayenne pepper)
    1 TBS plus 1 tsp freshly ground (coarse) black pepper
     
  4. HeskethPritchard

    HeskethPritchard Well-Known Member

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    Cheers Len
     
  5. biggbob

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    Hi guys, Montreal steak spice is a mixture of spices that you can buy in the grocery store at least up here in Canada it's quite common and adds nice flavour to meat. Len's recipe looks good as well.
     
  6. mike33

    mike33 Well-Known Member

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    I live in maryland and its on the market shelves. I think it is a macmoric product.