Venison steaks

Discussion in 'Wild Game' started by c farmer, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have some venison steaks cut out of the hind quarter about 3/8 inch thick that needs used up.  What can I do with them in the smoker?

    Need ideas.  Actually in or out of the smoker.
     

    Thanks

    Adam
     
  2. tatonka3a2

    tatonka3a2 Meat Mopper

    I would do a couple of different things...

    Grill - soak them overnight in milk to tenderize, season them with your favorite seasoning and grill them like a steak - hot and fast to a medium rare.  Deer steak cut that thin wont take nice to smoking, it will just dry it out. 

    Grill - cut them up into bite sizes pieces marinade them in a good steak marinade and make kabobs out of them with veggies.  Or wrap in bacon and make appetizers.

    Grill/Stove-top - cook them to a rare over the grill and slice thin and use for Philly sandwiches or a hot beef type sandwhich.

    CrockPot - cut them into large piece and make a great venison stroganoff recipe out of them. 
     
     
  3. radio

    radio Smoking Fanatic

    If you decide on a stew, stroganoff or something along those lines, cube it, roll it is seasoned flour and brown it quickly in a skillet before putting it in stew or whatever.  It will have a much better flavor and the flour will act as thickener for the liquid in the pot.  Be sure to snitch a few bites before adding it to the stewpot[​IMG]
     
     
  4. tatonka3a2

    tatonka3a2 Meat Mopper

    My recipe calls for flouring the meat in a blend of spices (without having to fry first) and putting it directly into the slow cooker  and it has always turned out amazing.  I can post the recipe if anyone is interested.
     
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Farmer I would use a Mini-WSM and slow smoke them for a few hours and then remove the pot and sear them off over the coals. I'd use cherry wood and a simple seasoning if SPOG. Cut into strips and serve with corn tortillas and taco fixings.
     
  6. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I don't have a mini yet.   [​IMG]
     
  7. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Farmer... tenderize them really thin and make some chicken fried venison steaks.... soo good. Own of my favorite venison dishes..
     
  8. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You have a recipe for chicken fried.  Never made it,  I am a northerner.
     
  9. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'll second that. Marinate in worcestershire sauce, red wine garlic salt and pepper, then bread and pan fry. You could also marinate in Buttermilk too.
     
  10. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Now that sounds good.
     
  11. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Any sub. for red wine.  

    I don't have any.

    Marinate for how long?
     
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2013
  12. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I just go simple.. marinade in buttermilk.. maybe 30 mins... I just S&P my flour with and add a little paprika and red pepper for some kick....

    then flour, dip, flour again and fry up. man its soo good. I just got some cutlets out of the freezer now.. I always forgot about country fried venison..... yum!!!
     
  13. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I will get some out of the freezer tonight and try it.
     
  14. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    A good smokey porter is always a good substitute for the wine. You can go straight worcetershire too. Make sure that you pound them out flat prior to marinating. You want the steaks to be super flat. You can skip the marinating all together too and just season really good. My favorite coating to use is panko, but just plain sesoned flour will work too. I like mine buttery so I use a bunch of butter in the pan along with oil.
     
  15. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have been liking just corn meal for breading.
     
  16. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's one of the best for fish and chips. Wet the fillet in water, dredge in seasoned flour, quick dip into water again, then into corn meal. Into the oil, oh man great every time.
     
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2013
  17. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Should work for venison good I would think.
     
  18. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sure would. Another way we do them is to cut into 1" or so wide strips marinate roll in seasoned flour, corn meal, then into the oil. We call these steak fingers. Kids love them. Goes well with a stroganoff sauce, with rice or noodles.
     
  19. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The buttermilk makes the breading stick good?

    Mom used egg when I was a kid but my son is allergic to eggs.  So that's out.
     
  20. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Buttermilk will help with some of the "gamey taste" too.

    Kat
     

Share This Page