My favorite gift this season is an electric smoker!
My favorite effort so far was the venison tenderloin.
I brined the venison in apple cider and soaked the apple wood chips in cider as well.
I rubbed the tenderloins with seasoned sea salt, pepper and minced roasted garlic.
After placing the tenderloins in the smoker, I placed a pound of fatty bacon on the upper deck in the smoker so it would drip directly onto meats.
Oh. My. God...
--The whole family, including my daughter, said, "Best. Venison. Ever..."