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[PDX] Game meats


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I ordered a venison tenderloin for Christmas from New Seasons. They special order a lot of things and will search for you. Cool meat buyer. You pay a pretty penny for what you order though. It was a wonderful piece of meat. Great dinner.

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I keep telling a friend of mine that hunts for deer and elk to bag me a young one and I'll take all the parts he doesn't want. I guess I'll just have to bite the bullet and special order some expensive stuff from one of these places.

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I don't think Gartner's carries game meats. They do butcher game meats for people, but they aren't allowed to resell those. I know they sometimes have specialty meats in the freezer, such as rack of lamb, but I think it's a crap shoot. I love Gartner's, but it doesn't have an upscale clientelle. It's people looking to bbq and grill and older people from the neighborhoods mostly.

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I don't think Gartner's carries game meats. They do butcher game meats for people, but they aren't allowed to resell those. I know they sometimes have specialty meats in the freezer, such as rack of lamb, but I think it's a crap shoot. I love Gartner's, but it doesn't have an upscale clientelle. It's people looking to bbq and grill and older people from the neighborhoods mostly.

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Nick,

I have a lot of elk passed on to me by a friend and I would gladly swap you for a recipe or a good Mexican way to prepare it.

I suppose this exchange belongs off line but let me know. It wouldn't be a lot - maybe two or three 1.5 lb. pieces.

Tremors

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I like sweet things with elk, so I would suggest the machamanteles, a pineapple and plantain mole. Here's a relatively easy recipe (believe me, if you saw some of the recipes in my books...):

http://www.mexconnect.com/mex_/recipes/puebla/kgmancha.html

What cuts of the elk is it?

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It is round steak.

I'm not a big sweet with meat fan but if you say this works for elk - I'll give it a try.

Thanks and let me know if you'd like some.

Well, you have the advantage that it's Mexican, so it's not as sweet as a lot of game meat sauces, like port reductions and berry sauces. But it's more sweet than most moles. It's a nice complex sauce.

My second choice would maybe be a nut and chile based sauce, maybe using pepitas. I'm not at home. I'd have to check my books for a good one. Mole poblano might work. But I think even though it's one of the more famous moles it is also one of the least accessible (both in taste and recipe complexity). Of course, it has the advantage that you can get a jar of the paste from any Mexican grocer. But I don't touch that stuff.

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