So you or someone you know went deer hunting and now you have a venison heart in the freezer and you’re wondering what to do with it…
If you’ve never eaten heart you are missing out, it’s good if done right. Here is a recipe for pickled venison heart from one of my friends on Twitter.
- 1 Head of garlic
- 2 small onions
- 1 sliced heart (preboiled until tender)
- 3 cups vinegar (apple cider)
- 1 cup water
- 1 heaping tablespoon of pickling spice
- 1/3 cup salt (preferably canning/pickling salt)
- 1 heaping tablespoon or teaspoon(depending on taste) Lowreys Seasoned Salt
Mmmmm… my mom used to make pickled venison heart when I was little. I love it and thought I would share the recipe. My moms side of the family is from the U.P. of Michigan and we LOVE to eat the pickled onions with the heart! Enjoy it. ~Jeff
Bring Vinegar, water, pickling spice, salt, and seasoned salt to boil. Let boil for a minute or two. Place sliced onion pieces, garlic pieces and heart slices in bowl using alternate layering. Pour liquid mixture over heart, onion, and garlic and put a plate in bowl with something on top to weight it down to hold all contents in solution. Leave out overnight. Place in fridge next day, remove plate and weight, but cover with lid. Enjoy.