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Trying Something New...BISON! 
 
Sep. 8, 2013 2:29 pm 
Updated: Sep. 11, 2013 3:04 pm
This month's ambassador activities included something totally different (and totally scary, lol) for me...cooking with bison! Though I WAS scared, I was also very excited to try something new. I chose to make 'Bison Souvlaki Skewers': http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Bison-Souvlaki-Skewers/?prop31=1< , which ended up being a delicious way to try bison for the first time. These could not have been easier to prepare, and the end result was a yummy, juicy, tender treat that the whole family enjoyed. If I had to compare the flavor of bison to something, I would have to say that it most resembled beef, but we actually thought it was a bit tastier. I did marinate the meat overnight, but that was my only change. Combined with the yogurt-cucumber sauce, this meal was a home run!I even invited my mom over for dinner to be part of the 'expierence', lol, and she LOVED it too! I have to say that I haven't seen bison in any of the local markets, but I definitely plan to check the butcher shops and speciality markets for it. If you are lucky enough to come across some of it, do not hesitate to grab it and give either this or another recipe from their collection on Allrecipes a try: >http://allrecipes.com/recipes/trusted-brands-recipes-and-tips/the-bison-council/main.aspx?e11=bison%20council&amp;e8=Quick%20Search&amp;event10=1&amp;event8=1&amp;prop24=SR_Showcase&amp;e7=Recipe<  Trust me, you will not be disappointed!


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Sep. 8, 2013 2:55 pm
Sounds good to me. I have only found ground bison at my stores but maybe I need to check the specialty butchers.
 
Sep. 8, 2013 7:17 pm
The recipe looks great. I was extremly happy with the bison I tasted.
 
Lela 
Sep. 8, 2013 7:21 pm
Hi Christina, I think your photo of the bison skirt steak skewers look very juicy. I hope to see different cuts of bison in the stores. I would try the different cuts of bison meat. I think marinating the steak greatly enhances beef skirt steak. So, I can imagine bison would also be tasty marinated.
 
Sep. 9, 2013 4:33 am
Julie, I am hoping to find some bison @ the butcher shop too. I've never even seen ground bison in the stores, but am dying to try a bison burger, lol!
 
Sep. 9, 2013 4:34 am
Thanks, Brian! Your recipe looked great too...I'm excited to try some some different recipes.
 
Sep. 9, 2013 4:34 am
Thanks, Lela! They really did come out super moist, juicy and tender.
 
Sep. 9, 2013 7:42 am
Looking good Chrsitina - I have a feeling that we are going to start seeing more than ground bison in our stores over the next few months. Great picture.
 
Sep. 9, 2013 8:00 am
Thanks, Doug! I sure hope you're right...that would be awesome!
 
Sep. 9, 2013 2:21 pm
That looks good. I hope bison becomes more common in our stores.
 
Sep. 9, 2013 5:44 pm
Thaks, BSM...I hope so too!
 
Sep. 10, 2013 4:32 pm
Bison skewers sound great for a BBQ. Great recipe and nice blog. Thanks Christina!
 
Sep. 11, 2013 3:04 pm
Thanks, Candice...They would be wonderful for a BBQ or any party!
 
 
 
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Christina

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May 2008

Cooking Level
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Cooking Interests
Baking, Frying, Slow Cooking, Italian, Middle Eastern, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet

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About Me
Hi Everyone! My name is Christina and I live in Pittsburgh (born and raised here) with my husband, Jim (we have been married for 12 years), my son Gabriel (he is 8), and our twin baby girls born June 22, 2011, Abby and Ally. I love cooking and sharing recipes and have a pretty extensive cookbook/recipe collection. I think my love of cooking comes from my mom and dad. We are definately a family that loves to cook (AND EAT!). I also enjoy watching hockey, LET'S GO PENS!, walking, crocheting and doing crafts. I am looking forward to meeting alot of new people here, and sharing tips and ideas.
My favorite things to cook
EVERYTHING! I love trying new things and we are not a picky family, so anything goes!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Just cook with love and patience. I am 1/2 Italian and 1/2 Lebanese, so we have tons of family traditions.
My cooking triumphs
When I was maybe 12 years old, I had a dinner party for some close neighbors and I made stuffed shrimp, homemade gnocchi with sauce, salad, homemade croissants and creme caramel for dessert. I was so proud of myself. When I cook and I can see the look of enjoyment on the people I am servings faces, that is a triumph all in itself.
My cooking tragedies
None that I can recall, LOL!
 
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