Gavin’s Caribou Strips – Jeanne’s Arctic Appetizers Week #1

June 16, 2011 by  
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Jeanne's Arctic Appetizers - Churchill Wild

Churchill Wild Delicious!

Gavin’s Caribou Strips

Gavin is Helen’s brother-in-law. We have watched a strange phenomenon develop through the years. We used to exchange recipes with sisters and sisters-in-law but nowadays it is just as likely to be one of the males in the family who has just found or produced a great recipe. This hors d’oeuvre is a winner. We have even served it to the Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba.


  • 2 lbs. caribou strips, approximately 1/2 by 2 ½ inches 1 kg  (1 x 6 cm)
  • 1 cup flour 250 mL
  • 2 tsp. Dymond Lake Seasoning or 1 tsp. (5mL) each of seasoned salt & pepper
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil 60 mL
  • 2 tbsp.  butter OR margarine 30 mL

Garlicky Wine Marinade

  • 2 cups dry red wine 500 mL
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tbsp.    soy sauce 30 mL
  • 1/2 tsp. dry mustard    2 mL

Preparation Instructions:

1. Combine all of the marinade ingredients and add the caribou strips. Marinate in the refrigerator for 8 hours, or overnight if more convenient.

2. Mix the flour and seasoning. Dredge (shake in flour until completely coated) the drained caribou strips in the flour and sauté (fry quickly, stirring constantly over high heat to seal in the juices) in the oil and butter, a handful at a time, until nicely browned. You may have to add more oil and butter.

3. Serve with wooden toothpicks.

Makes 8 dozen strips.


These are delicious on their own but also taste great with a very simple dipping sauce made with 1 ¼ cup (60 mL) of your favorite bottled barbecue sauce mixed with 1 ¼ cup (60 mL) peach or apricot jam! Enjoy!


Jeanne Reimer

Jeanne Reimer

This is the first in our series of Arctic Appetizers. We’ll post one a week so make sure to check back regularly. Why? Because we serve these at our lodges and they are really, really good!

Please let us know if you try them. We would love to know what you think.


Jeanne Reimer


Slow Roasted Organic Caribou Tenderloin Recipe

November 9, 2009 by  
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Dymond Lake Seasoning

Dymond Lake Seasoning

Slow Roasted Organic Caribou served with Mushroom Ragout

By roasting the meat at a low temperature, it cooks slowly and evenly, giving you time to finish preparing other dishes. Bison  or beef tenderloin is an excellent substitute for the caribou.


  • extra virgin olive oil
  • Dymond Lake Seasoning
  • 4 lbs. caribou tenderloin roast. Preferably from the thicker end, trimmed of silver skin and chain.


  1. Position rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 250°F.
  2. Put the tenderloin on a heavy rimmed baking sheet or in a small roasting pan.
  3. Rub with the olive oil, and then liberally rub all sides of the roast with Dymond Lake Seasoning.
    Roast the tenderloin at 250°F until an instant read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the roast reaches 130°F (medium rare). This should take about 1 hour.
  4. Remove the roast from the oven. Cover with foil and let rest for 20 minutes.
  5. Cut the tenderloin crosswise into ½-inch slices.
  6. Serve with mushroom ragout and horseradish bread puddings.

Serves 8. Enjoy!

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