Venison Marinade Recipe

Venison marinade can help remove that strong gamey flavor from your venison dishes. While there are many commercially prepared venison marinades available online and at specialty stores, you can make your own marinades at home inexpensively and quickly.

Some of the most common marinades you can use need absolutely no preparation at all. You can marinate your venison in milk, pineapple juice, tomato juice or French dressing and expect a tender, flavorful piece of meat when you get done. The key to using such simple marinades is to make sure the meat is cut into small enough pieces that the venison marinade can permeate most of the meat. Roasts are the toughest to marinate, since the juices won't affect the taste of most of the meat.

Also make sure you marinate for the appropriate amount of time. Marinate your venison in the refrigerator for less than 24 hours. Anything longer than this will ruin the texture of your meat, as it will get soft and mushy.

If you are concerned about tenderness, use a tenderizing mallet to achieve the right texture of your meat. Marinating should be done for taste, not texture.

If you want to add some flavor to that piece of venison, try these marinade recipes for a delicious meal. Venison is a sweet meat, so hold off on sugary marinades, and go for the savory. You'll be glad you did.

Basic Marinade for Venison
Ingredients You Will Need:
3 cups water
3 cups vinegar
¼ cup granulated sugar
3 bay leaves
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
15 whole cloves
1 cinnamon stick

Combine ingredients. Pour over venison. Cover and marinate in refrigerator for 12 to 18 hours. Cook venison immediately. Discard marinade.

Quick and Easy Marinade for Venison
Ingredients You Will Need:
3 cups water
3 cups vinegar
1 cup sugar
¼ cup ginger root, peeled and sliced
½ cup soy sauce

Combine ingredients. Pour over venison. Cover and marinate in refrigerator for 12 to 18 hours. Cook venison immediately. Discard marinade.

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