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1 hour ago, smalliehunter said:

Wondering if anyone has a recipe for deer heart.  I usually brine for a night then boil with a whole onion and some garlic and few other spices.  

Any other ideas?

Here's my recipe that I've used for many, many years with lots of complements. 

1) Shoot Deer.

2) Pull guts and inners out.

3) Leave pile on forest floor to chill until some varmint comes by to enjoy it.

They love it every time!  :P

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My brother smoked deer hearts, he slices the heart before brining, that's a pretty dense muscle to marinate whole.

 

I quit eating deer heart, animal organs gave a lit of cholesterol I've been told.

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2 hours ago, RebelSS said:

Del's gonna tell ya that spreads CWD......:lol:

Great! To all the Coyotes and Wolves up in our hunting area.  I hope they all waste away! ;)

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its ok Del...........not a fan of them........not even katchup  would get me to eat that anymore. i'll gladly give them to my brother!!!!!!!!

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Me too - I've never considered it before but gutted out my deer this year and the heart was in perfect shape, thought what the heck and threw it in the snowbank while I finished up and found a box of ziplocks in the truck.

Followed Hank Shaw's instructions on opening it up to remove the aorta, etc. and then separating into three separate pieces.  Marinated for a few hours and grilled it along with the tenderloins, sliced everything up on a plate and fed it to the family without saying anything more that it was two different cuts of venison.  The heart was hands down everyone's favorite, after every last piece was gone I informed them we had just polished off the heart - a few sideways looks but now the kids have been asking when we can have deer heart again!

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I have had the heart before and found it to be very good. I think I will take some marinade along on my muzzleloader hunt and hopefully grill one up.

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So I ended up putting it in a brine overnight, then seasoned it with a little of this and that.  Boiled it for 4 hours with 2 onions and clove of garlic and added cinnamon weird I know but turned out fantastic.  

 

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