Caribou roast in a slow cooker- help needed
Posted September 15 2009 - 8:57 AM
We're having a pot luck at my bosses house... It will be cooking throughout the day and we will eat it at night. One of my colleagues is a vegetarian and this is the most offensive thing I could think to bring...
It's pretty lean so it might need some additional fat to keep it moist... Thinking about wrapping it in bacon. Also, should I brown it before putting it in the crockpot?
Any help/ideas/recipes would be much appreciated.
Posted September 15 2009 - 1:50 PM
too bad you don't have a larding needle (or is it barding?)
it looks like an awl but has a hollow needle and a plunger
fill the needle with suet, stick it in the meat, and push the plunger as you withdraw the needle (technically it is a trochar i think)
i would brown it first- maybe put some smoke to it (or stew it with some smoked pork neck bones plus some salt pork) and make a batch of nice meaty beans
small white are my favorite for baked beans
Posted September 15 2009 - 5:05 PM
Posted September 15 2009 - 7:36 PM
with juniper berries, whole garlic cloves, bay leaf, whole dried peppercorns, pickled green peppercorns, whole cloves......a can of diced tomatoes toward the end
splash of cider vinegar towards the end too
Posted September 17 2009 - 3:56 PM
One of my colleagues is a vegetarian and this is the most offensive thing I could think to bring...
Posted September 17 2009 - 5:51 PM
Then vote for someone else in 2012 to prove you're not an idiot."
Posted September 17 2009 - 7:30 PM
Sliced them around half an inch thick, seasoned salt and pepper, browned them well and put them on low in the crock pot with some red pepper flakes, water and a little cider vinegar until the fell apart. Finished with a little BBQ sauce. Served them at work for lunch with potato rolls, cole slaw and sliced Vidalia onion.
What's in this? This is great! Give me the recipe!
So, I told them.
Some were OK with it. Some got a little green.
Posted September 18 2009 - 2:13 PM
I used apple juice for the liquid after doing some internet research. I also added onions, garlic, peppercorns, a package of Knorr's onion soup mix, and wrapped the meat in Pancetta for some fat content... I also added diced pancetta to the pot. I cooked it on low for 7.5 hours.
It came out really well, but may have cooked just a bit too long as the meat was a little dry... pouring the liquid over it alleviated that issue. Cooking it this way took a lot of the gamey flavor out of the meat.