Venison jerky is a great way to enjoy this lean and flavorful meat as a snack or on-the-go meal. Here is a simple recipe for making venison jerky at home
1kg Lean Venison Rump
Make Your Marinade
1 Cup Light Soy Sauce
1 Cup Soft Brown Sugar
½ Cup Worcestershire Sauce
¼ Cup Sweet Chilli Sauce
1 Tbsp Crushed Fresh Garlic
1 Tbsp Grated Fresh Garlic
1 Tsp Fresh Ground Black Pepper
Slice meat thinly across the grain and cut into long strips.
Combine all ingredients into a non-reactive container and mix well. Add the meat a strip at a time ensuring the strips are coated well on both sides. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for eight hours.
Pat the meat strips dry and skewer at one end with a bamboo skewer to stop them falling through the smoke racks, you can have several strips per skewer. Separate them on the skewer and hang them between the bars vertically from smoke racks ensuring the strips do not touch each other.
Cold smoke using a Smokai Smoke Generator (under 30 Deg C) for 4 – 6 hours.
Remove from smoker and put in a dehydrator on high until dry but still pliable.
If you do not have a dehydrator you can dry them in your oven. Hang from your oven racks in the same way as your smoker and dry at 65 Deg C until dry (about 10 hours). Leave the oven door open a crack to allow the moisture to escape during drying.