I am way too lazy to hunt but I do love game. Recently a friend, thanks Marj, gave me a three pound moose shoulder roast and a couple of steaks. I love moose!
I started by cutting some slits in the surface and inserted 18 thick slices of garlic into the roast. Then I browned it on all sides in a cast iron fry pan. I used 1/2 cup water to deglaze the pan and then put that in a slow cooker.
I mixed 1/4 cup of mustard with 1/2 teaspoon each of dried rosemary, thyme and sage. I rubbed that mixture into the surface of the roast.
I put the roast in a slow cooker and added a bottle of beer. I set it on low for 8 hours.
I took the roast out of the slow cooker and covered it with foil.
I poured the liquid into a saucepan and boiled it until it was reduced by half, about 10 minutes.
I mixed 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of water. I mixed the slurry into the sauce and heated it until it was thick.
I adjusted the salt and pepper and added 1/2 teaspoon onion powder. Then I strained the sauce into a gravy boat.
I carved the roast and served it with Yorkshire Puddings (recipe in next post), deli style coleslaw and carrots cooked with leeks.
This was excellent. The moose has a really meat taste without being gamy. The sauce was delicious. The best part of game is it is low fat and tasty. The only thing I would do differently would be to add some sliced onion to the slow cooker at the beginning instead of adding the onion powder at the end.
She Who Must Be Obeyed said there was a lot of garlic taste. What does she know. Please don’t tell her I said that.
The Old Fat Guy