Thursday, February 3, 2011

curried bison

Quick post before I run to Vancouver for the NT scan.  I have been asked what is a curried Bison.  Here is a bison:

To curry him, you take a pound of his ground meat.  He might not let you, so it is advisable to kill him beforehand.  (Obviously we are knee deep into my non vegan days right now).  He has a nice lean meat that is considered very healthy.  If you live in Northern Canada, any small butcher shop will have bison meat already packaged for sale.  Heat oil in a skillet on medium, brown the meat, and then add 1 cup of water in which you dump the following:  2 TBSP oil (grapeseed is good, olive is not), 1 tbsp curry powder (I get it from the Indian shops in Vancouver, so it's hot), salt, pepper, some Worscheshire sauce (sp?) and one teaspoon white vinegar, as well as (very important) South African Mrs Balls Peach Chutney, a large dollop.  Can substitute any other chutney, or simply some apricot jam, but it is not as good, however it works.  Then I add cubed potatoes or yams, and cubed carrots, and I let it simmer until soft and fragrant.  Serve over rice or quinoa.

Delicious.  Same recipe works well with beef and turkey, but we use mostly wild meat, so elk and moose and deer more often, it takes away the gamey taste.  


  1. Weird. This week in a magazine I saw a chilli that called for Bison and I was like "where the hell could I possibly get that??!! Isn't that like a recipe asking for panda feet or dodo eggs?" but apparently bisons are not as hard to obtain as I thought. I should know this as I live in Canada, although no where near a place that has bison. Anyway, thanks for the info.

  2. YUM! Bison is delicious, and very lean! You must add oil to cook it with or you will find it burnt in no time. Slower cooking time will enhance the flavour of the bison and allow it to tenderize.

    I am going to have to try the reciepe as it sounds absolutley incredible!

    Best of luck in Vancouver. Keeping you in my thoughts.

  3. and I forgot to add, Good luck in Vancouver. Keeping you and babyH in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Thanks for posting this! I was so curious what this was...I'll have to look out for Bison at the butcher shop. It sounds tasty :)

    Good luck with your scan...