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venison roast with juniper berry rub

Recipe by
Beth Renzetti

I found this while researching PNW foods/recipes. It can be found in 'Where People Feast – An Indigenous Peoples’ Cookbook'. By Dolly and Annie Watts. Published by Arsenal Pulp Press, Vancouver ( Juniper berries have a bittersweet pine flavor with a peppery aftertaste.

yield 3 -4
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Roast

Ingredients For venison roast with juniper berry rub

  • 1 Tbsp
    dried juniper berries
  • 1 clove
  • 1 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp
    cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp
    onion flakes, dehydrated
  • 1 lb
    venison rump roast
  • 1 Tbsp
    grapeseed oil
  • 1 c
    boiling water

How To Make venison roast with juniper berry rub

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350°F (180° C). Crush the berries, garlic, cayenne pepper, cumin seeds, and onion flakes in a mortar.
  • 2
    Rub the crushed spices onto the roast and then pan-sear the roast in a hot frying pan with the oil to lock in the juices.
  • 3
    Put roast in a roasting pan and add the boiling water, then roast for 1 hour, basting at least 4 times.