How many meals can I make from ONE venison roast? This was the question I asked myself this week. Amidst global virus scares and the usual drama of the world my mind still drifted off to food and the upcoming spring vegetable season. I have been working in the garden every night this week making easy recipes a must when I come in from the garden. I am ready for more green and color in my weeknight dinners! The next three posts will be three super easy recipes I experimented with to extend the use of one approximately 2 pound venison roast, one head of purple cabbage and a head of cauliflower in my fridge for two people. I should also note that I got two additional lunches from this venison roast by adding a small amount to some greens. Bonus!
–Thai Sriracha Venison and Cabbage
-Crispy shredded venison noodle soup with fried shallot, cabbage and venison broth
-Venison and cauliflower Italian bake
- 1 venison roast (roughly two pounds)
- 1/4 cup head purple cabbage, shredded. I shredded a half and used the rest the following day.
- 1 carrot, shredded
- Sriracha sauce
- 1 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- white pepper
- cilantro, spring onion and sesame seeds
- Place roast in crockpot
- Cover with water
- Add a whole head of garlic
- Add Bay leaf
- Add onion or shallot
- Cook on low for 8 hours; remove meat from crockpot and reserve broth.
Thai Sriracha Venison and Cabbage
- In a small bowl combine soy sauce, hoisin and sriracha to taste. I like things really spicy!
- Taking 1/3 of your shredded venison add to a hot cast iron pan coated with olive oil. Heat through.
- Add in your shredded purple cabbage or any cabbage you have on hand.
- Add in shredded carrot. I forgot to preshred mine before cooking so I just shredded it directly into the pan! Sauté cabbage and carrots for a minute or two so they retain color and crispness.
- Add in your sauce mixture.
- Stir to combine and turn off the heat.
- Add cilantro, spring onion, and sesame seeds.
- It’s as easy as that! And a very easily versatile weeknight dish that you could add or take away ingredients to your liking.