Moose & Broccoli Chow Mein
Hunters can easily duplicate the ever-popular beef and broccoli dish at home with their favourite wild game. Crisp and tasty vegetables, tender meat, and an Asian-inspired sauce go together like peanut butter and jelly. And like the sandwich, this recipe is easy to prep and quick to make. In the time it takes to ready the vegetables, meat, and sauce, boil water to prepare the chow mein noodles.
Although moose is an excellent protein for this recipe, deer, elk, bear, or sliced duck or goose also work well. Wild turkey or pheasant are great candidates too. Whatever you decide, the trick is to cook the meat quickly.
- 1 ½ lb moose round roast or steaks, sliced ¼ inch thin against the grain
- ½ cup soy sauce
- 3 tbsp sherry
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 medium onion, sliced thin
- 1 lb broccoli florets, cut to 1 ½ inch pieces
- 1 cup beef broth
- ¼ cup cornstarch
- ¼ cup oyster sauce
- 1 package chow mein noodles (fresh preferred)
- In a bowl, mix soy sauce, sherry, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, and sesame oil. Pour over the sliced meat in a bowl and toss to coat. Marinate for up to 8 hours in the fridge.
- Heat olive oil in a heavy skillet or wok over high heat. Add the onion and cook for one minute, then add the broccoli and stir for one minute. Remove the vegetables and set aside.
- Allow the skillet to get hot again and add the moose in a single layer. Spread out the meat as you add it to the pan and allow it to be browned before turning or stirring. Cook the meat in batches for 2 to 3 minutes, being careful to overcrowd the pan. Remove and set aside.
- Boil water to steam or cook chow mein noodles per package instructions. Preparing the noodles now will ensure you can plate them when the moose and broccoli are ready to serve.
- In a large measuring cup, add the beef broth to the cornstarch and whisk until smooth. Add the oyster sauce and then pour the mixture into the pan, cooking over high heat until it starts to boil and thicken. Add the moose to the pan, followed by the onions and broccoli. Stir together.
- Drain the chow mein noodles and spread evenly on a platter. Pour the moose and broccoli mixture on top, including all sauce. Serve immediately.