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    Default Gemsbok saddle - done to perfection on the braai.

    I'm all for a bit of experimentation when it comes to food and new flavours. After our recent hunting trip in the Kalahari, we managed to bag gemsbok, an eland, and a wildebeest. There were 10 of us out there, at Veldkamp, near Askham. Anyways, upon my return, I decided to treat the wife, the kids and myself to a slow cooked roast saddle of venison in the ol' Weber. Purists will tell you, don't burn wood in the kettle, but for an end result this good, its worth it. This is the marinade I used, and it turned out amazing. All right, let's get to it.

    INGREDIENTS

    1 1/2 kg gemsbok saddle/whole fillet, thawed and at room temperature

    FOR THE MARINADE
    1 glass of red wine [Obikwa merlot]
    1/2 glass sunflower oil
    1 heaping tablespoon of Maille whole grain mustard
    1 teaspoon of ginger and garlic blend [50/50 blend, fresh ingredients]
    1 teaspoon Lazenby Worcestershire sauce
    4 fresh bay leaves, torn
    2 fresh sage leaves finely chopped
    6 leaves fresh mint, finely chopped
    4 leaves fresh origanum, finely chopped
    A good dollop of Nando's extra hot peri-peri sauce OR 3 green chillies [seeded if you can't handle heat], finely chopped and a dash of vinegar/fresh lemon juice
    salt and freshly ground black pepper

    Method
    1. Get Namibian hardwood, or aromatic hardwood, chop the wood into chunks that fit into the Weber. Stack the Weber with plenty wood, because it will make coals at roughly half the amount of wood you started with. To start the fire, I usually grab 3-4 teabags [used and dried], soak them in paraffin in a saucer, remove, place at the bottom of the wood pile and ignite.

    2. While the fire gets going, head off to the kitchen and chuck all the marinade ingredients into a bottle, cap it and shake well until thoroughly combined.

    3. Use a plastic or earthenware dish, place the meat in the dish and pour over marinade, and coat well. Turn every 10 minutes or so. Marinade until you are ready to cook, about an hour.

    4. When the coals have a layer of white ash on them, but are still quite hot, sear the meat for 8 minutes a side, cover with lid, then remove meat and let it sit in the marinade, keep warm. Remove the grill rack and push the coals to the side, so that you form an outer ring of burning coals with a cool centre. Replace grill rack, place meat in centre and continue cooking. Baste regularly, until done. Roughly 45 minutes for very rare, an hour or more to medium. Don't allow the meat to cook all the way through, it will dry out. Baste regularly with the marinade. When done to your liking, leave to rest for 10 minutes before you carve into wafer thin slices. Serve with a green herb salad, hot potato salad and and a glass of red.

    Try it and let me know what you think!

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    Default Re: Gemsbok saddle - done to perfection on the braai.

    Wow sound good....now i have to go hunt a gemsbok next year just to try it out...im going to test it on a impala i hunted earlier this year.

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    Default Re: Gemsbok saddle - done to perfection on the braai.

    308FN, you are gonna love it, I promise!

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    Default Re: Gemsbok saddle - done to perfection on the braai.

    the words " moer honger" comes to mind

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    Default Re: Gemsbok saddle - done to perfection on the braai.

    carlp, for this one, come hungry, china!

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    Default Re: Gemsbok saddle - done to perfection on the braai.

    you made me hungry, now I must first stop for a garage pie!

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    Default Re: Gemsbok saddle - done to perfection on the braai.

    Quote Originally Posted by Henka View Post
    you made me hungry, now I must first stop for a garage pie!

    haha just remember to buy a Rennie aswell

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