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Are you cooking venison steaks for the first time? Or are you tired of cooking the steaks again and again the same way? Or are you missing out on something that a good steak needs? Then this article is for you. Here is an exciting way to cook venison steaks. Venison originally meant the meat of game animals killed by hunting but now means the meat of deer or elk. It includes all the edible parts of animals, including the internal organs. So, without much due, let’s get started without the recipe.
How To Cook Venison Steaks?
- 1 How To Cook Venison Steaks?
- 2 Alternate Method
Cooking Venison Steaks
Cooking venison steaks is similar to cooking beef steaks but usually, venison steaks are thinner than beef steaks. So while cooking it we must be careful about the flame. It is advisable to keep the flame slow and cook them perfectly, but if one wishes to cook other than slow flame then ensure that it is kept in medium flame not more than that.
Because keeping it too high can burn out the steak outside and undercooked inside, this is awful. The method of cooking also depends on the type of venison steak. If they are round then a Dutch oven would be perfect, if they are smooth the pan would be a good choice.
Venison Steaks Marinade
Take the defrosted venison steak, and place them separately. Now in a bowl add olive oil, ¾ cup of soy sauce, ½ cup of red wine vinegar, freshly squeeze half lemon, pepper (as per your spice tolerance), ½ cup Worcestershire sauce, fresh parsley, salt, 2 garlic cloves peeled, and crushed, 2 spoons dry mustard.
Now mix all these well. It’s time to add the venison steak (2 pounds) into the bowl and give it a mix. Now transfer this mixture into an airlock bag or container seal them tight and leave them to rest for a day, but if you don’t have that much time then, an hour at least. The more time you marinate the tastier it will be.
NOTE: Please see that the quantity mentioned above is for 6 servings you may decrease or increase them as per your requirement. And you may also add a few ingredients as per your taste. These are not exhaustive lists.
Cook Venison Steaks
Cooking venison steak is a simple task overall but deals a lot of attention to it because a minute of diversion can cause a burnt steak, which is not a good deal for food lovers.
Now place the marinated venison steak out of the refrigerator at least an hour before so that it comes back to room temperature. Because cooking frozen meat could burn them as it absorbs more heat or cooks affect the quality of your cooking.
Now place a pan, add in some olive oil, and heat it.
Once it is hot, put the marinated venison steak on the pan and cook it for a minute. Once done, flip it to the other side.
Now if you find any leftovers of the marinade pour them over them, just to enhance its taste.
Now flip the steak again after a minute back. Repeat this process for 7-8 minutes.
Remember to keep the pan in medium rare- medium while cooking the steak.
After cooking the steak for 7 minutes it is ready for serving.
Top them with your favorite topping and serve them to your loved ones.
For better taste place the venison steak in place for 5 minutes before serving, and now serve them with your favorite sides.
You can also use a grill or broiler to cook them. Before adding the steaks to the grill or broiler add some pepper and salt (if necessary). Now place the steak on the grill or broiler. Cook them for four to five minutes on each side. Now it’s done. Rest them for 5 minutes before serving. Serve them with sides.
Optional Venison Steak Toppings
If you are wondering what to serve venison steaks then these options are for you. You can go ahead and try out these toppings or sides and enjoy your venison steak to the fullest. These toppings are optional but yes, it definitely enhances the taste and makes you feel good, and goes well with the steak. Venison steaks go well with many but here are a few toppings that are superb and are a classic partner for your version of steak. Let’s get started without much due.
Sauteed Mushrooms And Onions
Sauteed mushrooms and onions are always the best combinations for this. Now for this, place a pan, heat it, and pour some oil. Once it’s hot, it is time to add in some mushrooms and a quarter cup of yellow onions and some tablespoons of green onions. Add in some vegetables of your choice and sauté them well. Now add some coconut oil. Pour in some red wine vinegar and season it with some salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and any other seasonings of your choice. Stir them until translucent and serve them with your favorite venison steak.
Garlic Parmesan Brussel Sprouts
The best way to cook Brussel sprouts is to roast them because once they are cooked they turn mushy and taste bitter. This is the reason why many avoid them. But let’s cook them perfectly.
Cut the edges, cut them vertically in half, and keep them ready. Now in an iron skillet put all these sprouts and drizzle some oil, minced garlic, basil, and oregano. Now add salt and pepper as per your taste and give it a mix. Now it’s time to bake them.
Bake them at 425 ºF for twenty minutes. And after 20 minutes you need not wait any longer. Take them out and serve them along with venison steak. And be ready to make Brussel sprouts a favorite for many.
Switch the oven to 180 º C. Add all your favorite vegetables to a big baking tray and season them generously with salt and pepper and drizzle some oil. Bake them for 45 minutes or even more if you like them roasted. Now add vegetable stock and cover to cook for minutes. Your salad is now ready to be served with your venison steaks.
Roasted Cheesy Bacon Butternut Squash
Cut the sides of the squash into long pieces and take out the seeds. Now cut them into cubes and set them aside. Now on a cutting board, cut the bacon into pieces of preferable sizes, smaller it is faster it cooks.
Now in the skillet add the bacon, and the squash, add some oil preferably avocado oil, and season it with rosemary and some salt and pepper. Stir them till everything combines well, and now bake them in a preheated oven of 375ºC for 45 minutes. After 45 minutes, add some grated cheese and bake them until the cheese melts (approx. 10 minutes).
Baked Beans With Bacon
Baked beans – who doesn’t like them? Yes, it’s my favorite too. It is one of the stomach-filling sides. So let’s get started.
Soak the beans overnight. Ensure that you have poured in enough water for it to soak because the absorbs water. This process is essential because beans, when not soaked, are hard to cook and stand undercooked.
Preheat the oven (to 325º F). Now, in a Dutch oven, cook bacon until they are crisp. Add in some onions and cook till they turn translucent, it might take 4-5 minutes. Now add some chopped garlic and stir them for a minute. Add in the reserved bean water and cook them to a simmer.
It’s time to season them with paprika, salt, pepper, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, apple cider vinegar, molasses, brown sugar, and bay leaves. Now transfer the Dutch oven with the lid to the middle of the oven rack and bake them for 2-3 hours until the sauces have thickened and the beans are cooked. Add in salt and pepper if not sufficient, and serve them with your venison steak.
What else makes a happy life besides good food, family, and friends? There was a beautiful recipe to cook venison steak to enjoy. Never forget sharing is caring. So enjoy your food and never waste them. You can always share any surplus or excess food with the needy and care for them. It not only makes them happy but also us. Because real happiness is making others happy, don’t forget for every meal you waste, thousands are dying by starving. So let’s care and share. Enjoy the fantastic venison steak with the sides of your choice and be happy. Happy meal! Never forget there are no laws for cooking therefore don’t forget to add in your favorites while cooking and never hesitate to try out new ones.