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Armenian Marinade

This is a fantastic marinade for lamb which is also great for geese, duck, beef, or anything else you want to try it on. My friends tell me that it makes goose taste like steak.
3 pounds meat cut into 1 to 1 ˝ inch cubes
1 medium onion coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil  
3 teaspoons salt  
1/2 teaspoon black pepper  
1 teaspoon oregano  
1 teaspoon cumin powder  
1/2 teaspoon allspice  
1 whole bay leaf crumbled or powdered
2 cloves garlic minced or pressed

Coat meat with onion and oil. Mix seasonings and sprinkle over meat. Cover tightly and marinate 1 to 3 days in the refrigerator. Do not freeze while marinating.

This makes a great Shish Kebab, or just throw the meat on the grill. With goose and duck you want the meat to be medium rare. I grill goose cubes in the grill for 6 to 8 minutes and they come out great. Serve immediately right off the grill.

  • Variation #1: Sauté some jalapeno pepper slices in butter, roll the goose chunk up in a half slice of turkey bacon with a slice of the jalapeno inside. Put a toothpick through it and grill until the bacon is done, about 8 minutes.

  • Variation #2: In a plastic zip-lock bag, mix flour, basil, black pepper, and garlic powder to taste. Shake the marinated goose pieces in the bag and then fry them in butter or margarine until golden brown. Like little goose nuggets. Tasty!!

Enjoy this recipe, it makes goose taste great. Surprise those who can’t stand goose.

Sandhill Crane

This recipe was a big hit at elk camp. I should have brought more crane.
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons garlic powder or to taste
2 teaspoons basil or to taste
1 teaspoon black pepper or to taste
2 whole Crane breasts cut into 1 inch cubes

Marinate for 1/2 hour in Lowry's "Baja Chipotle with Lime Juice" 30 Minute Marinade. It comes in a bottle from the grocery store. Note: You can now freeze the marinated pieces for future use or continue to cook them up.

Mix first four ingredients in a plastic bag. Put marinated meat in plastic bag and shake it up to coat meat.

Get frying pan hot over medium high heat and add butter or margarine. Add coated meat cubes and fry until golden brown, turning once. Add butter or margarine as needed.

  • Variation #1: For Roughed Grouse don't use the Lowry's. Dredged and pan fried is all that's needed. Excellent!

  • Variation #2: You can also use this recipe for all kinds of meat, the Baja Chipolte with Lime Juice is killer with venison steaks on the grill!

If you are trying to reduce fat you can use chicken broth to fry the meat. It doesn't work quite as well but saves quite a few calories.

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