6 Venison Recipes for Valentine's Day

Impress your significant other with one of these delicious venison recipes this Valentine's Day

6 Venison Recipes for Valentine's Day
Forget the flowers and chocolates, get your date what he or she really wants this Valentine’s Day – a romantic dinner featuring a juicy, roasted venison loin covered in Scotch whisky sauce! (Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley photo)

Valentine's Day is the best time of the year to do something special for your loved one. Show your affection with one of these tasty venison recipes.

Roasted Venison Loin With Scotch Whisky Sauce Recipe

Whisky sauce or whisky gravy is one of the best things you can pour over meat and potatoes, and this venison loin recipe with a single malt Scotch sauce proves it.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ to 2 pounds of venison loin
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 shot of single malt Scotch whisky
  • 1 teaspoon of coarse ground mustard
  • ½ cup beef/game stock
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Get the Recipe: Roasted Venison Loin With Scotch Whisky Sauce Recipe



Braised Elk Venison Shoulder With Salsa Verde Recipe

braised elk should salsa verde
The salsa verde adds a bit of heat to this braised elk venison shoulder recipe. (Robert Sweeney photo)

This Braised Elk Venison Shoulder With Salsa Verde Recipe is a great dish to serve on special occasions.


Braised Elk Shoulder Ingredients:

  • 1 (3-4 pound) elk shoulder roast
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons dry thyme leaf
  • 5 bacon slices, diced
  • 2 large onions, sliced
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and diced large
  • 2 stalks celery, washed and diced large
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 beef bouillon cubes
  • 1 ½ cups beef stock (homemade or store bought)
  • 2 tablespoons Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons ground black pepper

Salsa Verde Ingredients:

  • ½ pound tomatillos, husked and rinsed
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and quartered
  • 3 garlic cloves, unpeeled
  • 3 serrano chilies, whole
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¾ cup packed cilantro, washed and de-stemmed
  • 1 ⅓ cups packed Italian parsley, washed and de-stemmed
  • 4 tablespoons oregano, washed and de-stemmed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

Get the Recipe: Braised Elk Venison Shoulder With Salsa Verde Recipe

Venison Loin and Lobster Recipe

venison loin and lobster recipe
Pair the brilliant flavors of venison and lobster in this special dish. (Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley photo)

Prepare this surf and turf dish to wow any person on a special occasion.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound venison loin, silver skin removed
  • 1 (½-pound) lobster tail, split in half, lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Coarsely ground black pepper
  • Lime wedges

Compound Butter:

  • 6 tablespoons softened salted butter (room temperature)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  • 2 tablespoons shallot, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

Garlic and Lime Sauce:

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 piece sun-dried tomato packed in oil, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoon chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons fresh cilantro, chopped

Get the Recipe: Venison Loin and Lobster Recipe


Best Venison Lasagna Recipe

best venison lasagna recipe
Adjust the amount of meat and cheese in this venison lasagna recipe according to your preference. (Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley photo)

One pound of meat seems standard in most lasagnas, but if your special someone is a meat lover, feel free to add more venison to this recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound of ground venison
  • 1 (1-pound) box lasagna pasta
  • Cooking oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup dry red wine
  • 2 (24-ounce) jars marinara sauce
  • 15 ounces whole ricotta
  • 2 pounds shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Freshly cracked pepper
  • Freshly chopped parsley

Get the Recipe: Best Venison Lasagna Recipe


Venison Steak Au Poivre

Venison Steak Au Poivre Recipe (Tiphani St. Romain photo)

This gourmet peppered venison steak recipe tastes like it came straight out of a five-star restaurant and is super simple to prepare.

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons black peppercorns, crushed or cracked
  • 6-8 venison steaks, thick cut
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Pink sea salt
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup brandy
  • 2 tablespoons chicken base paste in ½ cup hot water
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter

Get the Recipe: Venison Steak Au Poivre


Elk Venison Chili Recipe for Two

This is the perfect date night chili recipe for those chilly, winter days. (Nevada Foodies photo)

A hearty elk venison chili recipe that uses minimal ingredients and makes just the right amount of food for two.

Ingredients:

  • 1 to 1 ½ pounds ground elk venison (can substitute deer or antelope)
  • 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick Taco Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons Jiffy Cornbread Mix
  • Toppings: shredded sharp cheddar cheese, sour cream, chopped cilantro, chopped green onion and jalapeño slices

Get the Recipe: Elk Venison Chili Recipe for Two

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

2018 Petersen

2018 Petersen's Hunting Episode 16: Cedar Break Bucks

Kevin Steele treks to the cedar breaks and coulees of north-central Nebraska for a shot at a big prairie whitetail.

2018 Petersen

2018 Petersen's Hunting Episode 9: Aloha Axis Deer

Host Mike Schoby joins his buddies Jon Dubin and Jeff Johnston on the island of Lanai for a deer hunt Hawaiian style!

Cheeseburger Poppers

Cheeseburger Poppers

David Draper shares his recipe for making delicious cheeseburger poppers with wild game in this edition of "Fare Game."

2018 Petersen

2018 Petersen's Hunting Episode 13: Forest Buffalo

Craig Boddington returns to Mozambique's fame Coutada 10 for a shot a forest buffalo that's eluded him for 10 years.

See More Popular Videos

Trending Articles

Since the first explorers and pilgrims landed, the inhabitants of this glorious country have been Shooting

7 Favorite Truck Guns

Joseph von Benedikt - May 11, 2015

Since the first explorers and pilgrims landed, the inhabitants of this glorious country have...

We evaluate the 6.5 in a real-life case study. Ammo

Is The 6.5 The Perfect Hunting Caliber?

Mike Schoby

We evaluate the 6.5 in a real-life case study.

Didn't draw? Here are five great places you can make a last-minute mule deer hunt. North America

5 Great Last-Minute Public-land Hunts

Joseph von Benedikt

Didn't draw? Here are five great places you can make a last-minute mule deer hunt.

The Top 10 trophy whitetail states featured here are the best of the best in terms of B&C entries over the past ten years. North America

Top 10 Trophy Whitetail States

Joseph von Benedikt - December 18, 2017

The Top 10 trophy whitetail states featured here are the best of the best in terms of B&C...

See More Trending Articles

More Recipes

In this recipe, a bear roast is prepared Sauerbraten style. The meat is marinated in a mixture of red wine, vinegar, and spices, and then braised and served with a hearty gravy. Recipes

Bear Sauerbraten Recipe

David Draper

In this recipe, a bear roast is prepared Sauerbraten style. The meat is marinated in a mixture...

Shanks are delicious in this green chili recipe but you can use whatever cut of venison you prefer. Recipes

Venison Green Chili Recipe

David Draper

Shanks are delicious in this green chili recipe but you can use whatever cut of venison you...

Black bear meat is dark and rich, and delicious ground up in this Pâté chaud recipe.

Vietnamese Black Bear Pâté Chaud (Meat Pie) Recipe

Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley

Black bear meat is dark and rich, and delicious ground up in this Pâté chaud recipe.

Use this citrusy, carne asada marinade recipe to add a Tex-Mex bite to venison steaks and flank. Recipes

Venison Carne Asada Marinade Recipe

David Draper

Use this citrusy, carne asada marinade recipe to add a Tex-Mex bite to venison steaks and...

See More Recipes

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save.

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.