Many people shy away from venison and other exotic meats because they are intimidated by the cooking process. If you have never eaten exotic meats you may think that the preparation method is difficult or time consuming. Nothing could be further from the truth. While there are a variety of ways to prepare venison, you can also use it in recipes that you are already familiar with. Typically you can replace beef, pork, or even lamb with venison in all of your favorite recipes.
If you want to know how to cook venison in other ways, the grill is an excellent way to start. The high heat and quick cooking time suit the more tender cuts of meat (such as filets) as well as ground venison, if you wish to fix burgers. If you are grilling venison as burgers, it is not necessary to get these patties as well done as a beef burger. However, many people, after a lifetime of well done burgers, will prefer to have their venison burgers cooked to at least medium.
If you are preparing filets on the grill the most important thing to keep in mind is that this venison has little fat in it. While this makes the meat extremely healthy, it also means that you do not want to overcook it. To avoid over cooking the meat, do not cook beyond medium rare and stay with your grill the entire time. Even a minute can make the difference in the flavor and tenderness of your cuts of venison.
To prevent the filets from sticking to your grill you can brush them very lightly with oil on each side before placing them on the grill. This light glaze will not affect the flavor of the meat, but will keep your tender filets from sticking to the grate of your grill. For additional tips on how to cook venison, further browse our website or feel free to contact us. You can also visit our Recipes section for more tips and recipes.