Then just two simple ingredients are needed for a marinate. Garlic powder and soy sauce.
Cover the tenderized steaks with the garlic powder and soy sauce in a shallow dish and cover for 30 minutes (or hours, even days) in the refrigerator.
If you like a little zip like I do, add a few splashes of Tabasco. You can grill the steaks but it was a windy day so I broiled in the oven instead at 500F.
Place the steaks on a broiling pan and broil for about 10-12 minutes. You do not want tough venison. It gets dry. You only need an internal temperature of 130-140F for safe and cooked venison. The meat is very lean and healthy which I have learned to appreciate through the years. But believe me…as a kid I thought my mom was nuts for cooking venison. Now I understand. We have it. We hunt it. We eat it. It’s affordable. It’s nutritious. It’s now logical to me. And the best part of all for me, it’s tasty. I don’t like “gamey” tasting meat but venison steaks mighty fine and I’ll eat them any day.
Our son enjoy his venison steaks with homemade cinnamon applesauce, hash browns and garden tomatoes plus a couple glasses of skim milk. We chatted and then he asked the ultimate question…
He said, “Well because it’s so just good. I wish you would make it more often.”
I replied, “You know it’s venison right? It’s your steaks from your doe last year?”
He smiled and was proud. Then he ate another plateful.
His meal was topped off with apple kuchen which I purchased at a small town prairie bakery.
Any day I can make this boy smile is happy day in my books. But any day I can be home, cook a meal and enjoy a conversation while smiling with him is even better.
Do you prepare any wild game at your house? I’m a novice and would love suggestions and tips. I am thinking of featuring a few different wild game recipes this fall as hunting season is upon us. Pheasants, goose, deer, duck, elk or whatever you prepare, let me know if you would like to guest post to share a favorite wild game recipe.
Linking up with Beyer Beware for family recipes today because it’s…
Kirsti @Living in Lovely LaLaLand says
I made the BEST venison roast in the crock pot this weekend. And guess what the main ingredient in the sauce was…Coca-cola! When I found the recipe online I knew it’d be good. And seriously it’s so good you forget it’s venison. Grandma would even like it! 🙂 I’ll have to find the link and send it to you.
Leah @ Beyer Beware says
Love it! Guess I should pull the venison steaks out of the freezer and use your recipe. Thanks for having a Hunk of Meat Monday post!
I love a good venison steak! I think I’m with Leah and will have to pull out some from the freezer just to try this recipe.
LOVE THIS!! Nothing better than cooking with venison! I used to feed my sorority sisters Deer & Elk fajitas…but not tell them until they had their first bite what they were eating. They loved it! My mom recently bought me a wild game cookbook that covers pretty much any wild game. I made parmesean venison steak the other night with homemade marinara sauce! And I am very proud to say that the venison was from my very own elk! 🙂
Thanks for sharing this recipe Katie! I am going to go home and try it tonight!
Cindy Robinson says
Venison and pheasant are staples in our house. Nothing better than pheasant and gravy that has been simmering for a couple of hours. I use vension just like beef. Would love to submit some recipes for you.