Thai Basil Antelope


wild game recipe

Had a few too many game burgers this week?  Spaghetti and fajitas getting a little old?  Try this recipe and you may even forget that you are eating Bambi (for those nights you wish you could).  It’s that good.

Ingredients:

Antelope steaks – marinated in soy sauce and lime juice for at least 4 hours
1 red bell pepper – chopped
Snow peas – as much as you’d like
Bamboo shoots – found canned
1 large red onion, chopped
6 garlic cloves, minced
Soy sauce
Sriracha Hot Sauce, or similar heat
Sugar
Large handful of fresh basil – chopped
White rice
Coconut Milk – light or full flavor (I typically opt for full flavor)

Steps:

–  Begin by cooking rice in coconut milk and water (if needed)

–  Sauté onion and garlic in oil over medium high heat

–  Cut your antelope or other game meat into very small pieces

–  Add the meat and cook with onions and garlic until cooked through – You may have to remove some of the moisture that collects when sautéing meat.  I did and just used a large spoon.  This allows the meat to brown.

–  Once browning begins, add bell pepper and cook for a few minutes

–  Add soy sauce – 1/2 cup or as much or little as you’d like

–  Add Sriracha – as much as you’d like – it’s HOT!

–  Add 2 tablespoons of sugar and then more if you need to decrease the heat

–  Continue stirring and tasting sauce to make sure the combination of sweet, salty, and spicy is to your liking

–  Add snow peas, bamboo shoots, and basil and continue to cook for a few more minutes

–  Serve over coconut rice and be sure to include some of the sauce

NOTE: I’ve made this dish multiple times with chicken but this was the first time I used game.  It really did turn out nice.  I bet it would be great with pheasant as well.

I hope you enjoy it!

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