Saturday, February 23, 2013

In the kitchen with the Corn Fed Girl: Gluten Free Venison Stroganoff

I'll bet all you Gluten-Free eaters are wondering what to make for Sunday dinner tomorrow night.

Well, grab your venison stew meat, pour a glass of vino and follow me for an adventure with:

Gluten-free Venison Stroganoff

2 lbs stew meat- venison, beef, buffalo, moose- whatever (thawed)
2 medium onions- chopped
2-3 garlic cloves- minced
8 oz mushrooms- sliced
2 T olive oil
2 T butter
2-4 T Bob's Red Mill All-Purpose GF flour
1/2 cup of red wine
1/2 cup of beef broth
12 oz gluten-free Cream of Mushroom soup (I used Pacific brand- it comes in a box)
bag o' rice pasta- I used penne because that is what was in my pantry
sour cream (optional)

In a large stock pot, bring water to boil for pasta. Cook according to the directions.

In a large skillet, heat the butter in the olive oil (this keeps the butter from burning). Add onions, garlic and mushrooms and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until onions are soft. Remove from skillet (place in a bowl). Sprinkle stew meat with salt and pepper, and lightly coat in flour. Place meat in hot (med- med/high heat) skillet (add a bit more oil/butter if you need to) and sear. Meat should be brown on the outside and a bit pink in the center. Remove from skillet (place in bowl with onion mixture). Add wine and beef broth to skillet and stir with a whisk. Make sure to scrape all the browned bits from the bottom of the pan- this is your extra oomph of flavor. Cook wine/broth for about 2 minutes, until reduced a bit. Add meat/onion mixture back to the skillet and stir. Season with a bit more salt and pepper. Add cream of mushroom soup and stir until mixed and hot. Simmer for 5 minutes.

Mix with pasta and serve with a dollop of sour cream. Don't forget to chew.

As is most food, this is delicious with red wine.

The key to cooking with lean meat (i.e. wild game) is DO NOT OVERCOOK IT. Sear the outside to seal in the juices and enjoy it with a pink center.

*Thanks to my Dad for providing us with the venison. Iowa venison is the best. It is corn fed and delicious. Now go watch Bambi and tell me what a bad person I am for eating wild game.

Hope you are having a lovely weekend.

Peace, Love and Good Eats,

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