It’s Foodie Friday! This recipe is for the hunters out there who want to try a little something different. Venison steaks tend to be a little gamey which means they hold up nicely to strong flavors in this Asian style marinade, which also serves to tenderize the meat! If you’re headed back out there on the hunt this weekend good luck and be safe!
Asian Style Marinated Venison
1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh ginger
2 scallions, finely chopped (white and light green parts separated from dark green parts)
3 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsp sesame oil
2 tsp fish sauce*
1 pound venison steaks
Coconut oil, for greasing grill
Combine all marinade ingredients except the dark green part of the scallion in a large zip top bag or shallow glass dish and mix well. Add the venison and marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours (cover with plastic wrap if using a glass dish.)
Remove venison from marinade. Scrap off at least most of the solids from the marinade or they tend to burn while grilling. Heat grill to medium or heat a cast iron grill pan on the stovetop over medium high. Oil grates with coconut oil. (We do this by melting a little coconut oil in a small dish in the microwave then balling up a paper towel, gripping it with a pair of tongs, dipping it in the coconut oil, and rubbing it on the grill grates or grill pan.) Grill venison until it reaches your desired doneness. Depending on thickness, this may take as little as 2-3 minutes per side. Let rest a couple of minutes, garnish with scallion greens, and serve.
*Be not afraid. Fish sauce is a common ingredient in Asian cooking. It imparts a salty, savory flavor (you might hear this called umami) that makes you go mmmmmm. Fish sauce will not make your dish taste like fish. Find fish sauce in the international aisle at the grocery store. If you’re not adventurous or need to make this recipe vegetarian, substitute soy sauce. You can also use fish sauce to make Sesame Green Beans for the perfect side!
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