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“Deer Heart”

Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Servings: 2 -4 servings


  • 1 deer heart
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • Salt and pepper


  • Clean the heart under cold running water until the water runs clear.
  • Cut the heart in half lengthwise so that you have two squares. Trim off the outer white membrane.
  • Cut the squares into strips and the strips into small squares.
  • Marinate the squares in the balsamic, oil, rosemary, and salt and pepper, covered in plastic for at least an hour.
  • Heat a pan over high heat with a bit of oil and quick sear the heart squares, about 1 minute on each side. You want them to be no more than medium rare. Serve immediately!