Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Venison Loaf with Braised Local Kale & Herb-Roasted Potatoes


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.  


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


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


Braised Kale

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


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.


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
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.  



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