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    Venison marinades

    Hi, here are a few ideas for those quick prep moments:

    Quick Venison Marinades
    2 cups vinegar, 2 cups water,* ½ cup sugar

    French dressing


    Tomato sauce or undiluted tomato soup

    Tomato juice

    Fruit juice (such as lemon, pineapple, or a mixture of many juices)

    1/4 cup vinegar, ½ cup cooking oil, ½ tsp pepper, 1/4 tsp garlic salt

    2 cups water, 2 cups vinegar, 1-2 tbsp sugar, 4 bay leaves, 1 tsp salt, 12 whole cloves, 1 tsp allspice, 3 medium sized onions, sliced


    Basic Venison Marinade

    1 cup of red wine

    1 cup of vinegar

    ½ cup of olive oil or vegetable oil

    1 medium onion, chopped

    1 Tablespoon Oregano

    1 Teaspoon Nutmeg

    2 cups of water

    3 Tablespoons sugar (optional)

    4 Tablespoons Lea & Perrin Worchestshire Sauce

    Marinade Tips

    Reduce the sugar in sauce recipes. Venison's natural flavor is sweeter than other meat, therefore, sauces developed for beef may be too sweet.

    Use mild vegetable acid to tenderize. Vinegar, tomato sauce, and some French dressing sauces are good for tenderizing. Cover the meat with the marinating sauces. Only marinade in the refrigerator for a maximum of 24 hours. After marinating longer than 24 hours, the meats tends to get mushy.


    Note: *The following marinades are for venison steaks.


    Marinade 1

    *½ c Soy Sauce

    ½ c Worcestershire Sauce

    2 T Ketchup

    ½ t Pepper

    *½ t Garlic Powder

    *½ t Onion Salt

    Marinade 2

    1 Clove Garlic minced

    *½ c Honey

    1 pinch Pepper

    4 T Lemon Juice

    ½ c Soy Sauce

    dash of Salt

    Marinade 3

    1 c Soy Sauce

    1 t Lemon Juice

    ½ t Black Pepper

    1/4 t Garlic


    A light marinade for steaks and quickly cooked meats.

    4 Tbsp. Olive oil

    3 Tbsp. White wine vinegar

    Juice of a lemon

    1 chopped clove of garlic

    A handful of fresh herbs: parsley, chives…..

    Salt, pepper

    Excellent for grilled steaks over very hot coals!


    ½ c orange juice

    *2 tbsp rice wine

    2 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce

    1 tsp sesame oil

    garlic and/or ginger to taste

    Middle East

    *¾ cup nonfat plain yogurt,

    1 tsp lemon zest,

    2 tbsp lemon juice

    4 tbsp fresh mint (chopped)

    ¼ tsp cinnamon

    ¼ tsp allspice

    * red pepper to taste


    *½ cup red wine

    2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

    1 tsp olive oil

    *garlic and/or basil to taste


    1/3 cup lemon juice

    ¼ cup honey

    2 tsp. Olive oil

    *¼ tsp. Allspice

    *¼ tsp. Nutmeg

    *red pepper flakes to taste


    1/3 cup white wine vinegar

    2 tsp olive oil

    2 garlic cloves (minced)

    2 tsp fennel seed (crushed)

    *optional – 1/3 cup Pernod liquor

    Light white wine marinade; good for steak

    1 cup vinegar

    1 bottle dry white wine

    *½ cup olive oil

    1 large sliced onion

    2 large sliced carrots

    4 sliced green (Chinese) onions

    3 sprigs parsley

    1 teaspoon salt

    6 crushed peppercorns

    4 juniper berries

    1/4 teaspoon thyme

    Heavy red wine marinade

    Sweat in 4 tablespoons fat:

    1 lb carrots

    1 head celery

    2 quarts vinegar

    1 quart red wine

    4 sprigs parsley

    3 crushed bay leaves

    1 teaspoon thyme

    6 crushed pepper corns

    1 tablespoon allspice

    *1 teaspoon salt

    Boil 30 minutes. Cool before use.

    Red wine marinade

    1 glass red wine

    1 glass wine vinegar

    1 chopped green onion

    bouquet garni (cinnamon, cloves)

    1 onion

    Boil briefly. Cool before use.

    Red wine marinade #2

    2 glasses red wine

    2 tablespoon olive oil

    4 crushed peppercorns

    bouquet garni

    2 oz butter



    The following marinade recipe will take that gamey taste out of the venison. Sure to please even that finicky venison eater.
    1 cup white vinegar

    *½ cup oil

    2 tablespoons parsley

    2 tablespoons oregano

    *½ teaspoon onion flakes

    1 teaspoon salt

    1 teaspoon pepper

    2 tablespoons dried mint flakes

    1/3 cup brown sugar

    5 lbs. venison (cubed, strips or steaks)

    1.* Mix above ingredients together.
    2.* Pour over venison.
    3.* Marinate overnight.
    4.* Grill, Broil or Fry.

    Elegant marinade for venison steak

    2 cloves garlic, minced

    ¼ cup vinegar

    ¼ cup soy sauce

    2 tablespoons brown sugar

    1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

    1 teaspoon sesame oil

    ½ cup water

    Thoroughly blend all ingredients.** Cover venison steaks with marinade for at least 4 hours (overnight preferred) prior to cooking.* Turn steaks periodically, or add more marinade, to saturate.* Broil or grill steaks to your preference.* (Once again, apple-grilled steaks are terrific!)

    I used this for deer chops the first time. The aroma, while grilling, was fantastic and the taste even better. I recently used the marinade to do a whole pork loin on a spit over an open fire.
    1* ½ lbs. deer chops

    1/4 cup soy sauce

    1/4 cup vegetable oil

    1/4 cup sherry wine or red wine

    1 teaspoon ginger

    1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

    1/4 cup molasses

    1.* Mix the soy sauce, vegetable oil, sherry, ginger, and garlic powder.
    2.* Pour mixture over chops and let marinate overnight.
    3.** Remove chops from marinate and add the molasses to the marinade.
    4.* Cook the chops on the grill over a low fire basting the chops with the marinade molasses mixture.
    5.* Be careful not to over cook.

    Spicy rub for game and beef

    3/4 cup paprika

    1/4 cup ground black pepper

    1/4 cup salt

    1/4 cup sugar

    2 tablespoons chili powder

    2 tablespoons garlic powder

    2 tablespoons onion powder

    2 teaspoons cayenne

    1.* Apply well into meat before smoking or cooking.

    3 hour marinade

    ½ cup peanut oil

    3/4 cup soy sauce

    1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce

    2 tablespoons dry mustard

    1/3 cup lemon juice

    ½ cup vinegar

    5 cloves garlic, pressed

    Whisk together

    Kind regards, Olaf

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    mate, those are some awesome recipes. I will def be trying them

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    very nice selection, I will be showing them to SWMBO later today. Excellent, regards sbm

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    Olaf. Would you mind if i pinched them?
    "He who kills sow with piglets empties the forest of boar" My neighbours dad on new years eve 2011.

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    Olaf, superb recipes. Thanks, K

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    Quote Originally Posted by basil View Post
    Olaf. Would you mind if i pinched them?
    Basil, yes, you have a new avatar too! Its so bad I like it !. As for the above, I got them given to me some time back by a friend but I don't know where he got them from, I'll try to find out for you. They all work very well though so cook away mate.

    Kind regards, olaf
    Last edited by Olaf; 16-01-2014 at 22:39. Reason: posted before completion

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