So J is a big hunter, plus we get 1/4 of beef or pork every so often, so the deep freeze (yes the one in the Adams family basement) is stocked with all kinds of meat. Some of the stuff I don't even touch...especially if its in a black trash bag--usually that's a head of something and I don't mess with that. Anyways, its almost deer season and its time to clean out the freezer, which means getting creative with meals. Last night was excellent, and here's what I did.
There were some deer backstraps that were a little old, so I knew they were going to be a bit tough. So...I marinated them in 1-2 ounces of Jim Beam (yes friend M--alcohol isn't just for drinking ;-)) , bit of molasses, touch of honey, chipotle sauce, pepper and garlic, and a bit of water, put them in the oven at 150 for about an hour--and they were fabulous!! Yum--something about the Jim Beam mixed with the sweet and spice--made those things real nice! Put it with some scalloped potatoes, teriyaki peas--I think J thought he was in heaven--delicious!