How Can the Wild Taste Be Taken Out of Deer Meat?


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In order to reduce the amount of wild taste, or gaminess, from deer meat, remove the excess fat, bone, connective tissue and other similar items from the broken-down venison meat. Taking steps to ensure that the deer is field-dressed properly, such as making sure that the animal bleeds out properly, will also reduce its gamey taste.

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There are also ways to help mask the wild taste of deer meat and similar meats like elk, caribou and moose, such as using marinades and sprinkling the meat liberally with spices and seasonings. Marinades also work to break down collagen in tough cuts of meat, making them more tender.

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