Elk NetworkUltimate Wild Game Marinade

Carnivore's Kitchen | June 5, 2017

Photo Courtesy Chad Harder

The key to teasing or better yet satisfying those taste buds is not just knowing where to find the various cuts of meat or how to cook them, but how to prepare them. Let me let you in on one of the best kept RMEF secrets we recently let out of the bag. It’s a marinade recipe that’ll make you swear you just bellied up to your favorite table at the best steakhouse in town.

The recipe is the product of a long-running challenge between two brothers, both members of the RMEF, aimed at designing the ultimate wild game marinade. Over the course of nearly two decades, the brothers sent each other a variety of concoctions each of them made up, some better than others, until the day that one sent this particular recipe to the other. Upon trying it, the challenge was deemed complete. The ultimate wild game marinade had been found.


1 1/2 cups olive oil
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
2 1/4 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup wine vinegar
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
3/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons dry mustard
1 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
1/2 cup lemon juice
Choice cuts of venison


Mix ingredients in a bowl. Submerge selected cuts of locally harvested venison in marinade. Let sit, the longer the better—refrigerate overnight, if possible. Grill venison to desired temperature.