My secret hunter named T, was born and raised on Maui. He loves to fish, hunt and lives his life basically off the land when possible. T recently gave me 2 racks of ribs from a deer. He accidentally ran over this poor deer while off on one of his hunting/fishing outings. He believes that if you run over an animal and it is dead but still warm then definitely take it home and share with a few friends for a few good meals! Why waste good meat, right?!
My friend/neighbor, Inge constantly tells her friends and family that I can make anything taste good, even road kill! Of course we all thought she was just kidding. However, my husband can now tell her that I can make a decent meal out of road kill after all! :D
|I marinaded my meat in a bag|
and kept in refrigerator overnight
~ 1 1/2 lbs deer ribs
1/2 C finely chopped shallots or onion
1 1/2 Tbsps minced lemongrass
2 large garlic cloves, smashed and minced
5 kaffir lime leaves, julienned or chopped
1 tsp grated ginger
1 1/2 Tbsps fish sauce
1/2 tsp salt
A pinch of raw sugar
Mix all ingredients (except for the ribs) together in a small bowl until well blended. Rub mixture over both sides of the ribs. Let marinade at least 4 hours or overnight. Grilled over charcoal until the thickest part of the ribs are cooked through (approximately 15-20 minutes total). The cooking time will depend on how hot your grill is).
|charcoal grilled road kill deer ribs, |
grilled Maui wild boar on sugar cane stick
and papaya-purslane weed salad
*Add hot chili pepper or cayenne powder if you want to add some kick to your ribs.
*You may also use a mortar and pestle to blend the shallots/onion, lemongrass, garlic, lime leaves, ginger, fish sauce, salt, and sugar.
*My husband was surprised he was able to get the grill to work by the banana tree grove due to the strong trade winds. Of course I had to pick the afternoon when we have a very windy day to grill!