Hey friends! How is everyone’s Monday going?
Despite the 10 hours of sleep I was able to get last night, I am still tired. I guess that means another early night tonight to catch up on what I am lacking!
Over the break which took place this past week, my Dad and I bought ourselves bison steaks to try out! Bison is new to me as I do not eat a lot of red meat; however, seeing as how I had never tried bison before, I thought I would give it at try!
Before getting right into the delicious meal we made for ourselves, I thought it would be beneficial if I provided you with some nutritional information on bison:
“Bison boasts fewer calories, grams of fat and cholesterol than most meats including beef, pork and skinless chicken. The wild animal is lower in fat and cholesterol than most meats and meat alternatives. For the same serving size, bison has one-quarter of the fat found in beef; one-third of the fat found in chicken; and half the fat found in turkey. Because of its lower fat content, the American Heart Association recommends bison meat as a leaner alternative to beef.
A four ounce (112 gram) serving of roasted bison contains 160 calories, 2.2 grams of fat and 83 milligrams of cholesterol. Like other meats, bison is also an excellent source of protein and iron – providing about 30% of the recommended daily allowance for both these nutrients in each serving.”
Now that you know more about bison, let the taste testing start!
Daddy, the grill master, grilled the bison steaks and lightly seasoned one side with Montreal Steak Spice. I didn’t want a lot of seasoning on my steak as I wanted to enjoy the natural taste of bison.
While Daddy was doing what he does best, grilling up a feast, I was busy in the kitchen making a new coleslaw recipe and butternut squash fries! Both turned out wonderfully.
This was our meal.
I hate giving out bad reviews, but unfortunately the bison was not my favourite item on this plate. Personally, the two side dishes stole the show, but I have some reasoning for my judgement:
One of the main reasons I dislike eating red meat is the taste. I just don’t like it. So, I have to admit, I was nervous to try the bison because I normally do not approve of the taste. Especially deer meat; I despise that “game” taste. However, the bison did have a good flavour. It truthfully did taste good. So, the taste was not an issue with me. What did bother me was the chewiness of the meat. Seeing as how it has been a while since I had a steak, I forgot how tough the meat can be. I don’t appreciate the chewiness and I really dislike getting the muscle fibres stuck between my teeth!
My Mom always tells me that I even complained about this issue when I was young. She says that I would always come complaining to her saying “Mommy, I have pork”. Despite the fact if we had pork or not, I would always refer to the meat stuck between my teeth as “pork”.
Needless to say, the steak was too chewy for my liking and I needed to floss my teeth afterward. Luckily, I won’t push bison aside and claim that I don’t like it. Next time, I will be trying ground bison and try making my own hamburgers or meatballs I am excited!
Now, for the new recipe!
I created this coleslaw recipe using what we had in the fridge and it actually turned out very good! I hope you all enjoy it, too! I loved the colours it contained!
Red Cabbage and Carrot Slaw with Jalapeno and Lemon Vinaigrette
2 cups red cabbage, thinly sliced
1 cup carrot, grated
1 cup alfalfa sprouts
1 TBSP olive oil
1 TBSP lemon juice
1 jalapeno, cored and seeded
Combine all ingredients for slaw in bowl and toss (when I made this recipe I didn’t actually measure out any of the ingredients for the slaw, so use your own judgement. I just went based on how much of each colour I wanted!)
For the dressing, place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
Toss slaw with dressing and serve (does not need to be served immediately, as flavours develop more thoroughly after “marinating” for a while).
Do you like bison?
Is anyone else still tired from the weekend? I’m not tired from the weekend, it’s that 3:30 am wake up call from yesterday that is still affecting me!
Did anyone watch the Oscars last night? Who am I kidding! Of course you did! Favourite dress? Least favourite? Personally, I loved…
and Milla Jovovich
But, I did not like Emma Stone (too much around the neck!)
Nor did I like Anna Ferris!