Tuesday, May 29, 2012

               Tasty Tuesday: Venison Marinade

We eat a lot of wild foods. We love deer and elk, clams, oysters,salmon, trout, grouse, pheasant, even bear!  We are not huge fans of non-native species such as beef, goat, lamb, chicken, and pork.Every so often I do love a good chicken breast or a medium rare steak, don't get me wrong, it is good! It just isn't what our bodies were made to eat. Many people do not realize that westerner's have only been on the West Coast for around 200 years. That is just a blink of an eye in history. West Coast Native's are "new" at eating carbohydrate's, processed foods, spices, dairy,  and foreign meats. Studies have shown that this is a major cause of Diabete's amongst Native Americans. Sugars are horribly unhealthy for us as our bodies never had them untill recently. We don't have the ability to process and digest these types of foods like other's may have. Perhaps in a few more centuries evolution will enable us to better handle carbs, starches, sugar, etc., but for now, I prefer to feed my family as "native" as I can. It was what we were made to eat. It was what the Great Spirit gave us to eat. With that said, here is an awesome marinade I want to share. For those of you who love venison, you will love this! For those who don't as much, you will still love this! We used this particular marinade on some fresh backstraps, then barbequed it. It was the yummiest thing ever! If you are not a huge fan of the gamey taste that venison can have, never fear, this marinade took the game taste out! Well, here it is!

                                                        Venison Marinade
                                    1/4 cup of Balsamic Vinegar
                                       1/4 cup of Soy Sauce
                                   6 tablespoons of Sesame Oil
                                   2 Tablespoons of Corn Starch

Mix all ingredients, marinate it, enjoy! Seriously, you will be surprised at how these simple ingredients taste!

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