How to cook a venison steak

Photo of cooked venison steak

Venison steak is lean and packed with flavour. Learn how to cook venison steak like a professional!

How to fry a venison steak

  1. Bring the venison steaks to room temperature
  2. Rub the venison steaks with a tablespoon of olive or vegetable oil, then season with salt and freshly ground black pepper
  3. Heat a large, heavy-bottomed frying pan to very high heat and sear the fillet on all sides until golden brown (this will take about two minutes)
  4. Reduce the heat to low and gently cook, turning occasionally for 6-8 minutes, or until you're satisfied
  5. Let the venison rest for a few minutes on a board, covered with a piece of foil
  6. Serve with your choice of accompaniment  

How to cook a rare, medium and well-done venison steak

Rare: Brown each side for 1 minute. Slowly fry for 1 minute for every cm (1/2inch) of your steak and rest for the same. 

Medium:  Brown each side for 1 1/2 minutes. Slowly fry for 1 1/2minutes for every cm (1/2inch) of your steak and rest for 1 minute for every cm (1/2inch)

Well done: We don’t recommend a well done venison steak, but if it’s necessary then cook it for the same as medium steak and leave it to rest for much longer.

Barbecuing venison steak

Make your barbecue a little bit healthier and a whole lot tastier by switching to venison steaks! 

A few tips from us:

  1. Leave your venison steaks at room temperature for 10 minutes. This will help them to cook evenly.
  2. Oil the meat well and season with salt and pepper and/or steak rub.
  3. Place the venison steaks on a hot oiled BBQ plate or grill, searing the outside to trap the tasty juices in the meat. Cook for 3 minutes on each side for medium-rare
  4. Rest the venison steaks for five minutes before slicing and serving