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Braai'ed (Grilled) Deer Heart Recipe

Whether you cook it around a smoldering campfire or over a charcoal grill, this Braai'ed Deer Heart Recipe is a good one to add to your after-the-hunt rituals.

Braai'ed (Grilled) Deer Heart Recipe
After you try this aromatic, tart and sweet venison recipe, you’ll never leave your deer hearts in the gut pile again. (Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley photo)

“Braai” is Afrikaans for “barbecue” or “roasting,” and in South Africa, cooking over an open fire is not just for special occasion, it’s also a way of life. A braai is as much about the social gathering of people in the outdoors as it is about the food. It’s an essential part of the African bush experience, and I wanted to try to capture a little bit of this spirit at home.

Prepare the sauce for this grilled deer heart recipe at home to bring to deer camp. Then once a deer is field dressed, clean the heart and marinate it. Celebrate your spoils the following night by the campfire.

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