For culinary adventurers seeking to elevate their wild game experience, the Coffee Crusted Venison Rack cooked in the Anova Precision® Cooker Pro is an amazing choice. This technique not only ensures tender and perfectly cooked venison, but also allows the flavors to meld and develop.
Let’s explore why sous vide is essential for cooking wild game and how the infusion of coffee can help make any wild game better.
Sous vide, a French cooking method that involves vacuum-sealing food and immersing it in a precisely controlled water bath, is perfect for cooking wild game.
Venison is a lean meat which requires careful attention to prevent it from becoming overcooked and dry. That’s why I love using the Anova Precision® Cooker Pro. The meat is cooked at a low, consistent temperature, allowing it to retain its natural juices and tenderness.
This gentle cooking method almost guarantees that every bite of the venison rack is moist, flavorful, and perfectly cooked throughout.
Coffee Crusted Venison Rack
To add a unique twist to this dish, we incorporate a coffee crust. The robust and earthy flavors of coffee act as a wonderful complement to the natural flavor of venison. Moreover, coffee possesses a remarkable ability to mask the slightly “gamey” taste often tasted with wild game.
You can use this recipe with elk, duck or any other red meat to get a very similar flavor profile.
Cooking Coffee Crusted Venison Rack
To prepare the Coffee Crusted Venison Rack, start slathering the rack with oil and generously seasoning with the Chipotle Coffee Rub.
Make sure that the whole rack is well seasoned. Set the Anova Precision® Cooker Pro to 128.5°F (57°C) and cook the venison rack for two to three hours, but ideally no longer than four hours.
Once the sous vide process is complete, pull the rack out to rest for 10 minutes. Then, it’s time to sear.
Searing the meat over an open flame adds a smoky flavor while giving an insane crust. Sear the Venison Rack over extremely high heat for 1.5-2 minutes making sure to crust all sides.
Then pull the Coffee Crusted Venison Rack from the grill.
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COWBOY BUTTER FOR VENISON RACK
To elevate the dish before serving, top the Coffee Crusted Venison Rack with Cowboy Butter. This compound butter, a blend of herbs, garlic, and spices, adds richness and fat to a lean cut of meat.
Pour the butter over the top of the rack or serve it on the side for dipping if desired. To accompany Coffee Crusted Venison Rack, consider serving it with some roasted potatoes and bacon-wrapped asparagus!
This Coffee Crusted Venison Rack cooked in the Anova Precision® Cooker Pro is an incredible fire cooked dish that celebrates the natural flavors of wild game while offering an excellent meal.
Sous vide cooking ensures tender and moist venison, while the coffee crust adds a robust depth of flavor. Topped with the Cowboy Butter and served with roasted potatoes and bacon-wrapped asparagus, this dish will undoubtedly leave your taste buds craving for more.
Embrace the wild side of cooking but make sure to savor the rewards.
See the recipe here.