Bison Inspired By #SASKATCHEWAN

Heat up your grill this summer with Chef Rob’s Irish Mist BBQ Bison Skewers! This recipe in collaboration with the @canadianbisonassociation and @ramadaplazaregina . Chef Rob believes that bison meat, the true hidden gem of the prairies has so much potential in the food service industry. Inspired by its locality, leanness, versatility, and unique cuts, bison fits right in with a southern Saskatchewan full service hotel and conference center like the Ramada. 

 

Chef Rob Stroh began his career in Culinary Arts in LaRonge, SK at the Harbour Inn as a prep cook. After deciding to pursue his passion, he began work as a Pastry Chef at the Regina Inn and the Provincial Legislative Building as a Sous-Chef. Rob is currently working as Executive Chef at the Ramada Plaza Downtown in Regina, SK.

 

Stop by the Ramada Plaza Downtown Regina for spectacular accommodation and delicious bison this summer!

 

Irish Mist BBQ Marinade:

Irish Mist½ cup
Tomato Paste½ cup
Apple Cider Vinegar¼ cup
Ketchup1 cup
Brown Sugar½ cup
Salt½ Tsp
Black Pepper½ Tsp
Molasses1 Tbsp
Garlic1 clove
Onion¼

Instructions:

    • Mince onion and garlic in a food processor or by hand
    • In a medium sauce pan, sautee onion and garlic until translucent and aromatic.
    • Add all other ingredients and bring to a simmer 15 to 20min stirring often.
    • Cool.

 

Seasoning Rub:

Smoked Paprika¼ cup
Chili Powder2 Tbsp
Garlic Powder1 Tbsp
Onion Powder1 Tbsp
Sugar3 Tbsp
Coriander1 Tsp
Mustard Powder1 Tsp
Salt1 Tsp
White Pepper½ Tsp
Cumin1 Tsp
Cayenne1 Tsp
Dried Thyme1 Tsp
Dried Rosemary½ Tsp

Instructions:

    • Mix all ingredients together.

 

Irish Mist BBQ Bison Skewer:

Bison Sirloin or32 oz
OR
Bison Steaks4, 8 oz
Irish Mist BBQ Sauce/Marinade1 cup
Canola Oil1½ cup

Instructions:

    • Cube the bison sirloin into large cubes and toss with marinade. Let marinate overnight.
    • An hour before barbecuing, take the cubed bison out of marinade and pat with paper towel.
    • In a bowl, toss bison with 1 ½ table spoons of canola oil, then sprinkle/toss with seasoning until the bison is evenly coated (it should still be saucy).
    • Skewer the bison. Let rest uncovered in fridge until you’re ready to BBQ.
    • Turn on BBQ to medium heat and let it get hot, season the grill with canola oil to keep it from sticking.

Cooking:

Bison meat has a tendency to cook faster than beef, so you don’t want it on the bbq as long. Making sure your grill is properly seasoned, place the bison skewers on the grill. Cook until golden brown lines appear and then flip. Repeat for all four sides. Cook until desired doneness is achieved.

Serving:

Irish Mist BBQ Bison Skewers work great as part of a barbeque platter or served on their own as the main dish. My personal favorite is to take them off the skewer and serve them in a sausage roll with toppings like coleslaw, banana pepper, relish and pickled carrots. The sky is the limit.