Deer meat, also known as venison, can have a “gamey” flavor. Many people do not enjoy this flavor, so they do not enjoy consuming venison. Before you cook deer meat, you can remove most of the gamey taste. Once you remove the altered flavor from the meat, you can then season and prepare it using your favorite cooking method. Venison meat is lean and it does not contain a lot of fat or cholesterol compared to beef.
Things You'll Need
- 1 qt. cold water
- 1 cup white vinegar
- Aluminum foil
- Seasonings or marinades
Remove the excess fat and the silver skin from the venison. The gamey flavor will often reside in the fat.
Pour 1 qt. of cold water and 1 cup of vinegar into a container. Use a container large enough to hold the venison so that it remains submerged in the solution.
Cover the container with aluminum foil. Store the venison in the refrigerator and allow it to soak overnight.
Remove the venison from the container. Add your favorite marinade or spices to the venison to mask any remaining gamey flavor.