A good marinade for venision?

Discussion in 'Wild Game' started by deer meat, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. deer meat

    deer meat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hi all,

    I am in the market for a venison marinade, either store bought or homemade. My other post in the wild game forum explains how I will be smoking a whitetail hind quarter.

  2. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The best suggestion I can give you is pending the thickness of the venison, soak the venison in milk overnight first. Then follow through after that with your other marinading plans. You will end up with much more temder and non-gamey tasting product. If in doubt, try it both with and without milk.
  3. goat

    goat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I usually soak my cutlets in buttermilk for a couple of hours prior to breading and frying. I have also soaked them in jalapeno juice or vinegar or lemon juice or beer. I really think most of this is just to make me feel better.

    I don't feel the need to marinate a hind quarter, however I do feel that it is necessary to wrap it in bacon after you season it, to keep the venison moist. I think if you will do that and perhaps wrap it in foil when it reaches 160, you will have a lot of friends come supper time. When you wrap the hind quarter you can add some onion slices, lemon slices, garlic cloves, etc.

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