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#2914713 - 08/21/12 03:10 AM Re: What's your favorite backstrap recipe? [Re: TNDeerGuy]
BamaProud
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 Originally Posted By: TNDeerGuy
Sprinkle with garlic, salt, pepper, thyme, rosemary and moderately coat with olive oil and place in fridge for 2 hours. Pre-heat oven to 450 and get a skillet on high. Brown all sides of the backstrap in the skillet and place a piece of butter in the pan as your removing it from heat and spoon the butter over the backstrap. Then wrap in foil and place in oven for 6 minutes for medium rare. Goes well with mint potatoes, fresh corn-on-the cob and a nice glass of red wine. \:\)


That is pretty close to my favorite. However I like to cook it at room temperature. I do 2 minutes per side in a very hot skillet making sure to sear all surfaces.






Edited by BamaProud (08/21/12 03:13 AM)
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#2914729 - 08/21/12 04:56 AM Re: What's your favorite backstrap recipe? [Re: TAFKAP]
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1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup minced garlic

Marinade at least 1 hour longer is better and then grill on all four sides for 5min on a med temp grill...... depending on the thickness of your straps.. then let the meat rest for 5min if you can stand it...this works great on pork tenderloin as well.
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#2914967 - 08/21/12 09:39 AM Re: What's your favorite backstrap recipe? [Re: TrailWatcher]
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I like TAFKAP's point about using rosemary stems in place of toothpicks. I do this quite a bit.
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#2914974 - 08/21/12 09:45 AM Re: What's your favorite backstrap recipe? [Re: TAFKAP]
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 Originally Posted By: TAFKAP
Frying it is probably the highest form of disrespect to such a fine cut of meat. Do you fry filet mignon steaks?


Agreed. Round steak cuts are for frying.
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#2915262 - 08/21/12 01:38 PM Re: What's your favorite backstrap recipe? [Re: Poser]
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I have fried them before don't discount it altogether, its good breakfast eats! REALLY good.

...but at one time in Alabama we could legally take 200+ deer per year per person. still can still shoot over a hundred(not that I ever have come close to those numbers. Deer meat has never been an issue in the households I have lived in.
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