Venison is a typical product on my households table. Here’s a terrific venison dish for Osso Buco aka braised deer shanks that ‘d make the ideal Christmas supper for a deer hunter’s household. The shank is the part of the leg in between the knee and elbow (front leg) or the knee and hock (back leg) of a deer, elk or other ungulate. Consider it as your lower arm or calf. It has lots of tendons and connective tissue so it would appear to be the last cut of meat that ‘d you ‘d head out of your method to prepare. However you ‘d be incorrect. Braised venison shank is a few of the most tasty and tender meat out there.
The trick is a sluggish and low cooking with a little liquid in a cast iron dutch oven. I prepare my own with a little dry red white wine on 300 deg for about 3-4 hrs. Toss some carrots and celery in about an hour prior to it’s done, serve with a side of mashed potatoes, and you have actually obtained on hell of a Christmas supper!