When my friends over at Biltong@za sent me a gorgeous eland loin, I felt a little terrified and excited all at once. See, even though I am a full bred ‘boeremeisie’ – I am not very fond of game or venison meats. My mom and gran used to make venison pies after every single hunting season my Dad encountered. All I remember was the ghastly smell of cloves and aniseed filling up the house as they cooked kilos and kilos of game meat (and bones) for their pies.
But, I have to admit, this piece of Eland loin turned out to taste pretty much like beef, strange enough. These loins are not very fatty, and a few minutes in a scorching hot pan with a little roasting time in a very hot oven made the meat super tender and moist.
And these Zucchini Fries are simply to die for on their own – easy to whip up for a delicious low carb lunch.
The team at Biltong@za don’t always stock game, so if you are in the mood to go all ‘wild’ in the kitchen, give them a buzz to find out what they have in stock, since it is a speciality meat that is seasonal in availability.
Go on and visit your nearest Biltong@za store to inquire about these amazing cuts of venison. I can vouch for amazing quality and top notch service from them every single time. Sneak a peak at their facebook page as well, for ridiculous specials they have every month – Have a good one!