An Authentic Thanksgiving Dinner Menu
Venison - Deer
Be sure to read up on Information on the First Thanksgiving. This was a celebration of the first harvest had by Pilgrims in the US, and was a festival with the 50 or so Pilgrims plus just under 100 native Americans. The food therefore was a mix of what the English settlers knew about and/or brought with them, plus what the native Americans brought in to the feast.
The Native Americans were great hunters, and five deer were brought by the Native Americans to the first Thanksgiving. Here is a good recipe for you to try. Onions and butter were both very common ingredients known to the Puritans.
4 Venison Steaks
2 Medium onions
1 Tbsp butter
salt and pepper to taste
Heat frying pan over medium heat. Season one side of steaks with garlic, salt and pepper. When pan is hot, place butter in pan and melt. Put sliced onions in pan and cook onion sections seperate. Place venison on top of onions, season side down.
Season top of steaks with more garlic, salt & pepper. Cook on each side for 5-10 minutes.
A First Thanksgiving Dinner Menu
Information on the First Thanksgiving