To Be Honest, this was my first time cooking moose. As I am originally from the big city of Toronto, I was never given such a meal changing ingredient as moose before. Since moving to Northern Canada, I can honestly say my palate has been challenged. With friends and family who hunt the wilds of Northern Canada, I have the pleasure of trying these new things. So, when I was handed a grocery bag full of moose meat I was lost with what to do with it. That was until I was told, “Cook it in tomato sauce, it takes the wild out of the meat”.
Tomato sauce… I thought; finding my mind jumping back to the years my dad cooked Sicilian roast beef at home. It was then I knew what I was going to make.
This Sicilian Moose Roast is an adaptation of my father’s recipe. It turned out to be incredibly delicious and the meat didn’t taste anything like moose. It was tender and flavorful, just the way a Sicilian roast is supposed to be. With that, I’ll leave you to the recipe. Enjoy!
Prep: 5-10 mins Cook time: 1 hr 30 mins Total time: 1 hr 40-45 mins
1 can tomato paste
1 can diced tomatoes
1/2 tsp parsley
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 bay leaves
2 tbs olive oil
1 cup diced onion (white)
2 cloves of minced garlic
1/2 cup water
1/2-1 pound moose roast or moose loin (can also be beef or pork)
Pasta (strands or noodles)
Items you’ll need:
Set oven to 350 F. In a Dutch oven place meat, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, spice mix, water, garlic and olive oil. Mix with spatula and make sure all meat is well covered by the sauce. Cover and place in over for 30 mins.
A 30 mins remove from oven and mix sauce. You should also flip the meat and recover it with the sauce. Place lid back onto the Dutch oven and put back into the oven for another 30 mins.
At that 30 mins mark you are to repeat the above instructions: stir, flip, cover. Place the Dutch oven back into the oven for another 30 mins.
This would be a good time to boil some water and cook your pasta.
Once the 30 mins are up, remove from oven and let sit for 5 mins. Put pasta on the plate, add sauce and meat. There you have it.
Makes: Depends on the meat. This recipe made 3-4 plates.