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Eggfest Venison Backstrap

olblue Posts: 42
edited November -1 in Sauces, Rubs, Marinades


• 2/3 Cup Soy Sauce
• 1/3 Cup Shao Hsing Wine; dry sherry acceptable substitute
• 5 Clove Garlic
• 1 Tbs Of one or all if you have fresh herbs: parsley, mint, oregano, sage., basil
• 2 Tbs Black Pepper Corns
• 1 Venison roast: backstrap, tenderloin or ham


If frozen, defrost in the refrigerator at least overnight.
For deer, the backstrap or a roast made from the hams are relatively large. If you are using steak cut from the hams, it is likely to be much thinner than a beef steak and it will cook very quickly.
Trim off all fat, bones and as much gristle as possible.
Crush the pepper corns by rolling and pressing them between a cutting board and a heavy pot.
The garlic should be chopped or sliced finely.
The marinade needs to cover the bottom of the pan or dish you use to marinade, it does not need to cover the top of the venison.
Marinade the meat between 6 and 16 hours, turning the meat at least 4 times. Longer than this and the soy sauce flavor will be too strong.

Cook at 350°. The exact temperature is not critical, but less than 300° and the outside will not have an appealing look. Over 400° and you risk having a dry and burned piece of venison.
Do NOT expect to see liquid rise to the top of the uncooked surface of the meat. Venison or other game meats are leaner and often thinner than steak. They will cook much faster than you expect. Turn when the bottom looks like it needs to be turned.
Cook util temperature reaches 140 - 145°.


Some venison &#034roasts&#034 have more bone and gristle than meat. Find out from the butcher what he calls a roast.
Soy Sauce, Garlic and Shao Hsing wine is a great marinade for salmon, beef, chicken or game.
Herbs: use the herbs you have, experiment, mint is highly recommended.
Lamb: cut the garlic in slivers and stab the meat and insert the garlic.

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