Grilled Venison with Chimichurri Sauce

It is finally starting to get warm here in Ohio, and that means it is time to get out the grills and start grilling our favorite meat: venison! We found this awesome recipe on, and thought we needed to share it with you!

1 1/4 pounds venison steaks
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1/2 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons meat
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 onion (small, rough chopped- about 1 cup)
4 cloves garlic (minced)
1 cup chopped parsley (rough, including stems)
1 cup chopped cilantro (rough, including stems)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper (fresh)
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
2 pounds red new potatoes (sliced into 1/8" slices)
1/2 celeriac (bulb, trimmed and sliced finely- preferably on a mandoline)
1 bowl water (with splash of vinegar)
1 cup reduced fat buttermilk
1/4 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 lemon
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt

  • Prepare the venison by brushing both sides with olive oil and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.
  • Prepare a grill.
For the sauce
  1. In a large food processor or blender: combine the oil, vinegar, onion and garlic and blend for up to a minute to finely mince the onion and garlic. Add the rest of the ingredients and pulse until you get a rough puree. You want to see the herbs in small bits and turn it into a smooth sauce. This should only take a minute at most.
  2. Reserve the sauce until ready. As it sits, the heat and flavor of the onion and garlic will bloom, so best to make this sauce 15-30 minutes before serving.
  3. Over a medium high heat grill, cook the venison for 2-3 minutes on the first side, then flip for another 1-1.5 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately with dollops of chimichurri.
If these recipes have your mouth watering but you have no venison to cook, maybe it is time to book a hunt with Hidden Hollow Whitetail Ranch! You will be taken by a guide to find some of the biggest trophy bucks in Ohio! After your hunt, tracking, and field dressing, you’ll head back to the lodge for a home-cooked meal and relaxation. We’ll be sure to take plenty of pictures of you and your big buck! To schedule your hunt, call Rob at 330-466-4404.