Carne Asada Deer

provided by Wayne Norris


2 lb. Sitka blacktail deer roast

1/3 cup white vinegar

3/4 cup soy sauce, low sodium

1/2 cup olive oil

1/4 cup lime juice

zest of two limes

2 garlic cloves, chopped fine

1/4 bunch cilantro, chopped fine

1 tsp chili powder

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp ground oregano

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp ground black pepper

Good friend Cristy Bishop brought over carne asada made with moose one evening when we had friends and family over for supper. We’ve adjusted the recipe slightly and now use our Foodsaver Quick Marinator to pack meat with extra  flavor. You simply add your roast and marinade to the plastic Foodsaver attachment. It marinates meat or  veggies in minutes, but we prefer to place it in the refrigerator overnight.

We’ve tried the carne asada sauce on deer, veggies, even halibut. It’s addicting. The deer tastes great alone or sliced thin and served on tortillas topped with pico de gallo, avocado, cilantro and sour cream.

To Prepare: Thaw deer roast. Add remaining ingredients into a mixing bowl and whisk until well blended. Add the deer roast and roll it around until it is coated all over. Add the roast to your Foodsaver Quick Marinator and attach it to a Foodsaver Gamesaver Silver vacuum sealer to remove the air. You can cook marinated meat in a few minutes or choose to refrigerate for eight hours or overnight.

Remove from marinator and grill on low heat for about 10 minutes on each side, rotating every few minutes. Cook meat to your preferred temperature. The Foodsaver Gamesaver Silver is available at select Alaska retailers and sells for a suggested $199.99 or you can also find it online at The Quick Marinator is also available for a recommended $21.99