Thai Basil Venison is a quick and easy paleo recipe that is made with sliced venison tenderloin that is cooked with red peppers, garlic, and onion. Fresh Thai Basil leaves are stirred into the cooked meat mixture just before serving, lending another boost of delicious flavor! This delicious meal can also be made keto friendly with one simple change!
This recipe is great on it’s own or served over a cauliflower rice. I have also served this over garlic mashed cauliflower (keto) and it is super yummy! If you aren’t carb conscious and follow a regular diet, it would be great with these mashed potatoes.
Venison Works In All Types Of Ethnic Recipes
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Some of my favorite flavors are the Asian flavors. I grew up in a family of hunters and married a hunter, as well as became a hunter myself! This means I am constantly thinking of new ways to cook venison that will fit the flavor profiles I love.
This Thai Basil Venison is a take on the recipe in my One Pot Paleo Cookbook . The cookbook uses beef as the protein. I basically made that recipe here and substituted venison tenderloin that I had cut into slices.
What you need to make Thai Basil Venison
Venison Tenderloin or Steak
Coconut Aminos: This is used in place of soy sauce in low carb, keto, and paleo diets. You want to be sure there are no added sugars. My favorite brand is this one.
Fish Sauce: This is a condiment made from fish that has been coated in salt and fermented. It is a staple in Asian cooking, and it adds a delicious umami flavor to dishes.
Red Bell Peppers
Onions: I like to go with a vidalia onion. They aren’t as strong and have a little sweetness to them.
Raw Honey: I am a honey fan, so I am so glad it is Paleo friendly! If you are not paleo and want to make this keto, skip the honey and use a golden monkfruit in its place.
Fresh Thai Basil Leaves: Thai Basil is different from sweet basil and has its own distinct flavor. It has a licorice and anise flavor to it and is lightly spicy.
Ingredient Substitutions and Tips
Substitute sirloin beef steak strips for the venison tenderloin
Substitute ground beef or ground venison for the steak
Use sweet basil in place of Thai Basil
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