Venison Pot Roast Alaskan Style

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Venison pot roast Alaskan style, is simply superb. The old traditional Alaskan cuisine relied heavily on hunting and gathering, so seafoods and wild game meats were most often on the dinner plates. Modern day Alaskan cuisine has become more diverse, but some old traditional dishes are just so simply good, they are still favored today. That is the case with this Venison pot roast Alaskan style!

Venison Pot Roast Alaskan Style

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Venison Pot Roast Alaskan Style Recipe-

  • 3 to 4 lb. venison shoulder, fore shank, or rump roast
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 tbsp. dried thyme leaves
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh basil leaves
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 large yellow onion, peeled and diced
  • 6 large cloves garlic, peeled and left whole
  • 4 large cloves garlic, peeled and quartered lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup of good quality, dry red wine (suggest Bordeaux or Zinfandel)
  • Several carrots, peeled and crosscut into large chunks
  • 4 potatoes, peeled and chopped into large chunks
  1. Use a Dutch oven if you have one or, if not, a heavy duty, oven-proof deep pot with a tight fitting lid. It should be just large enough to hold the roast and all of the vegetables.
  2. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Season the meat by making a rub. Place 1 tbsp. of the oil in a small bowl, then add and stir in the thyme, basil, and salt and pepper. Rub this mixture all over the meat, working it into the flesh well.
  4. Put the remaining 1 tbsp. of oil in the Dutch oven or pot over medium high heat; brown the roast all over, several minutes on each side. Only turn it over once. Flipping the roast over and over will not brown it as well as leaving it to fry until well browned on one side before turning it over.
  5. When roast is well browned, take it out of the pot and place it on a working surface. Using a sharp paring knife, make a dozen or so incisions into the meat, spaced evenly apart; insert the sliced garlic pieces into the cuts, pushing them down in until beneath the surface.
  6. Now, place the chopped onion and the whole garlic cloves into the pot, then place the roast on top of them. Pour the wine over the roast. Place the lid on the Dutch oven or cooking pot, and place it into the preheated oven.
  7. Roast for 1-1/2 hours.
  8. While the roast is cooking, prepare your carrots and potatoes. Once peeled and chopped, place them in a bowl of fresh cold water, to keep them from turning color.
  9. After 1-1/2 hours, reduce the heat to just 325 degrees. Add into the pot the potatoes and carrots, and cook for another 2 hours.
  10. That’s it, you’re done – serve your Venison pot roast Alaskan style, and enjoy!

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12 thoughts on “Venison Pot Roast Alaskan Style

  1. Just bagged me a 14 point buck, so I was Googling venison recipes for something new and found this site and this great sounding recipe – very cool!

  2. Ok, so NOW I know what to do with that slab of deer meat my good buddy the hunter gave me! LOL ….. but seriously, this looks like a good recipe to try out some venison for someone like me, I love beef pot roast, so switching in the wild game, mixed with all the other familiar flavors, seems like a good idea.

    • Yes, Bob, if you like beef pot roast with veggies, and can handle a slightly more “gamey” flavor in the meat, this dish will be something you will make every time your hunting buddy gives you some venison.

  3. My whole family loves venison, and my dad hunts, so he often brings us some nice cuts to cook and freeze for later. I got a perfect shoulder roast in the freezer that’s going to wind up on the table with this dish!

  4. Yeah! Now this sounds like a good meal to cook up some of that deer meat I got from my brother the hunter!

  5. Hubby is a hunter and we have a freezer full of venison, I am SO gonna cook up this meal for us!

  6. I’m in! Got a freezer full of venison, I’m a hunter, and I’m always looking for more ways to cook it up. This pot roast sounds like a winner!

    • Dirk, I’m envious! What I would be able to do with a freezer full of venison! Sure do try this pot roast recipe, and please come back and tell us how you liked it, okay?

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