Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Venison Loaf with Braised Local Kale & Herb-Roasted Potatoes

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Here's the old A + 2B.  Meat and two sides.  This isn't something we do a lot, but it reminds me of the meals my Mom prepared when I was growing up.  Of course, there is quite a bit of ketchup in my mother's meat loaf, but that's just not my style.  This venison loaf has white rice, lots of mushrooms, and a whole bunch of garlic--probably way too much for my Mom's taste.  

The next day we both ate meat loaf sandwiches for lunch.  Believe me--much better than it sounds.  

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Venison Loaf

1 lb. of ground venison
2 small eggs
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 onion, finely diced
4-6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tablespoon dried basil
1/2 lb. mushrooms, chopped
1 cup cooked white rice (from 3/4 cup, uncooked)
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil

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Mix all ingredients together (cook rice before hand) and form into a loaf.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 20-30 minutes.  

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Braised Kale

1 bunch kale, cut or torn into pieces
1 large shallot, sliced
olive oil
1/2 cup of stock (chicken, veggie, etc.)

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Heat the oil in a large frying pan and then add the shallots and saute over medium heat for about 2 minutes.  Add the kale and saute for another minute.  Pour in the stock, cover, and simmer at low heat for 5-10 minutes.

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Herb-Roasted Potatoes

2-3 lbs. small potatoes (yukon gold or red)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon paprika
salt
fresh ground black pepper

Toss the potatoes with the olive oil and herbs and spices and then bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour.  

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3 comments:

Kitchen Butterfly said...

You know its not yet autumn/winter where I live (the Netherlands) so I can only get frozen kale to buy. I am also a fan of herb roast potatoes (or pan fried.) Yummy.

tropicalmalibu said...

Hello your blog is lovely, i loved the delicious looking recipes you shared with us. Sometimes i try to post some recipes aswell, but not as much as you can unfortunatly:(

However i love cooking too and i know im good at it:)

This meal looks so delicios, will definetly try it one day.
Take care

Nuria said...

I LOVE THIS POTATOES! Thanks for recipe and grettings from Barcelona