As those who read my other blog know my daughter Ariel enjoys hunting as much as I do. Yesterday was one of the state Youth hunter days and I am PROUD to say that for the 3rd year Ariel has helped fill our freezer with fresh venison. As is our tradition the first meal we eat after harvesting a deer is a tenderloin dinner. Because we had dinner planned last night we put off cooking these tender, tasty treats until tonight.
After searing the tenderloins in a hot pan I transferred them to a 450*F oven for 5 minutes. I removed them from the oven, placed them on a plate and loosely covered them to let the meat rest for 5 more minutes. I sliced them and served them with sweet grape tomatoes, slices of fresh mozzarella cheese, coffee spice bread and pomegranate arils. Alex isn't a big fan of fresh mozzarella (I still love him despite this) so he opted for sliced pepper jack cheese.
As always the meat was tender and delicious - Thank you daughter for helping provide our family with a freezer full of healthy meat that we get to enjoy throughout the year!