Grilled Venison Steak with Herb Butter


Grilled Venison Steak with Herb Butter

Cooking a new cut can be intimidating, but this straightforward recipe will make cooking Venison Steak a breeze! 

Prep Time:

15 mins (plus time for marinating)

Cook Time:

10 mins




For the Venison Steaks:

  • 450g Venison Steak 
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped (or 1/2 tsp dried)
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme, finely chopped (or 1/2 tsp dried)

For the Herb Butter:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh chives, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Cooking Instructions
  1. Marinate the Steaks: In a small bowl, combine olive oil, minced garlic, rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper. Rub this mixture over the venison steaks. Cover and refrigerate to marinate for at least 2 hours, or overnight for best results.

  2. Prepare the Herb Butter: In a bowl, mix together softened butter, parsley, chives, minced garlic, lemon zest, salt, and pepper until well combined. Place the mixture on a piece of cling film and roll into a log shape. Refrigerate until firm.

  3. Preheat the Grill: Preheat your grill to a high heat. Remove the venison steaks from the refrigerator 30 minutes before cooking to allow them to come to room temperature. This helps in cooking them evenly.

  4. Grill the Venison Steaks: Grill the steaks for about 4-5 minutes on each side for medium-rare, or until desired doneness. Venison is best enjoyed when not overcooked to avoid toughness.

  5. Rest the Steaks: Once done, transfer the steaks to a plate and cover loosely with foil. Let them rest for 5-10 minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat, ensuring a moist and tender steak.

  6. Serve: Top each venison steak with a slice of the chilled herb butter. The heat from the steaks will melt the butter, creating a deliciously aromatic sauce.

  7. Serving Suggestions: Serve the venison steaks with roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, or a fresh green salad for a complete meal.

Enjoy your grilled venison steak with herb butter, a dish that promises a melt-in-your-mouth experience and a feast of flavours.