Deer Valentine



In Native American traditions, hunters believed in using the whole animal that they harvested. In particular, the deer heart held a special significance.  Eating the heart showed the utmost respect for the animal and imbued the hunter with their spirit and qualities.
Sous Vide Venison Heart    

Makes 2 servings

- Ingredients -

1 Venison Heart
1 stick butter
2 sprigs of thyme
2 sprigs rosemary
4 cloves garlic
salt & pepper


- Tools - 
Weston Sous Vide  (Coming May 2018)
Weston  Vacuum Sealer


How To
Rinse heart ensuring to clean internal chambers
Trim fat and silver skin


  • Heat Sous Vide Cooker to 145 degrees
  • Prep heart for cooking by trimming fat- see above
  • In pan, melt butter and cook until browned and slightly nutty.
  • Pat venison heart dry and season with salt and pepper.
  • Add to vacuum sealer bag with garlic cloves, thyme, and rosemary.
  • Pour brown butter into bag and seal with vacuum sealer.
  • Cook for 90 minutes in sous-vide bath.
  • Remove meat from bag and sear to finish--- this can be done in several ways-- a very hot cast iron pan or with a torch.





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