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Old 01-16-2018, 10:56 AM   #1
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I've been cooking the nilgai I harvested in November. I had it processed by Slovaceks Wild Game in Snook, TX. They do an exceptional job, quality packaging and great sausage. I had Nilgai Garlic pepperjack smoked sausage, ground hamburger, 1 hind cut into tenderized steaks the other cut into roasts and all the back strap cut into 8" pieces.

I've made nilgai nachos, nilgai lasagna bake, nilgai meat pie (forgot to oil the pan and the pizza dough stuck ), smoked bacon nilgai burgers and countty fried nilgai steaks.

The country fried steaks were my best dish, lasagna bake was very good as well. The burgers were awesome, except I made them too large!


I'm smoking a venison backstrap today, its been in a brine over night.


Anyone have some insight or ideas on good nilgai dishes!?

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Old 01-16-2018, 11:05 AM   #2
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https://honest-food.net/venison-steak-diane/
This is incredible! I've done it 3 times with axis.

Anything that I've tried from Hank Shaw has been great! Just make sure you cook your meat from room temp, and let it rest. I think smoking one of those roasts should be awesome!
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Old 01-16-2018, 11:18 AM   #3
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Man that burger looks great
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Old 01-16-2018, 11:24 AM   #4
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Did you mix the burger with anything?
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Old 01-16-2018, 11:29 AM   #5
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Did you mix the burger with anything?
Yes, the nilgai burger is 10% pork. I also took a package of sliced bacon and smoked it for 2 hours, then chopped it up and mixed it with the ground nilgai. I was stupid good. I get a lot of ideas from BBQ PIT BOYS on fb.
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Old 01-16-2018, 11:33 AM   #6
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This is incredible! I've done it 3 times with axis.

Anything that I've tried from Hank Shaw has been great! Just make sure you cook your meat from room temp, and let it rest. I think smoking one of those roasts should be awesome!

Jared.King, thanks! I am definitely making that one night. My absolute favorite venison backstrap recipe I found in a Wild Game cook book, is a seared venison back strap with a BOURBON-Green Peppercorn cream sauce. It is awesome but kind of expensive due to the peppercorns and bourbon. I usually ended up hammered drunk by the time I'm eating it.

I'll post some pics of the NILGAI DIANE!
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Old 01-16-2018, 11:38 AM   #7
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Good cook you are.....
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Old 01-16-2018, 11:39 AM   #8
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Some more dishes.

Country fried nilgai steak
Seared Duck breast with raspberry red wine reduction
Venison spaghetti
Venison backstrap with Blackberry redwine reduction



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Old 01-16-2018, 03:38 PM   #9
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Jared.King, thanks! I am definitely making that one night. My absolute favorite venison backstrap recipe I found in a Wild Game cook book, is a seared venison back strap with a BOURBON-Green Peppercorn cream sauce. It is awesome but kind of expensive due to the peppercorns and bourbon. I usually ended up hammered drunk by the time I'm eating it.

I'll post some pics of the NILGAI DIANE!
YES! That sounds awesome. Do you have a link to the Bourbon-Green Peppercorn cream sauce? And that seared duck looks great!
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Old 01-16-2018, 05:40 PM   #10
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YES! That sounds awesome. Do you have a link to the Bourbon-Green Peppercorn cream sauce? And that seared duck looks great!
Here you go Jared.King

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I'm making this right now.
Venison Backstrap soaked in a spiced brine for 20 hrs.

Rubbed with season and bacon wrapped.


Smoking it for 2 hrs with apple wood chips

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Old 01-16-2018, 07:03 PM   #12
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It turned out better than I expected. I got distracted as usual while cooking and let the internal temp get too high,170. I was intending on pulling it at 140.

I'll try the other bacon wrapped back strap tomorrow, stuffed with cream cheese, diced jalapeno and onion rolled pin wheel style.

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Old 01-16-2018, 07:27 PM   #13
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Dang. That all looks delicious.
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Old 01-16-2018, 07:45 PM   #14
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Thanks! Im going to try this out!
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Old 01-17-2018, 02:33 PM   #15
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Greg, is the Nilgai as good as everyone talks it up?


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Old 01-17-2018, 03:00 PM   #16
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Greg, is the Nilgai as good as everyone talks it up?


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It sure is!

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Old 01-18-2018, 05:39 PM   #17
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Nilgai Vegetable Soup hits the spot!

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Old 01-22-2018, 08:35 PM   #18
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Venison Backstrap

Cream cheese diced jalapeno, onion and garlic rolled into a pinwheel.

Wrapped in bacon

Seared on high heat.

Smoked with peach wood

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Old 01-23-2018, 03:18 PM   #19
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The nilgai with about 20 % bacon ends and pieces ground in is my family’s favorite.
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