Succulent, flavourful, and packed with protein, venison is a culinary gem that deserves to be celebrated.
In this recipe, we take inspiration from the vibrant flavours of New Zealand to create a mouthwatering dish that showcases the natural goodness of venison.

My Kiwi-Kick Venison Steaks are marinated in a symphony of herbs and spices, imparting a rich, aromatic depth that will tantalise your taste buds.
Grilled to perfection, these steaks retain their tender, juicy texture, making them an irresistible treat for any occasion.

Yield: 4 venison steaks

Recipe For Kiwi-Kick Venison Steaks

Kiwi-Kick Venison Steaks

Experience the flavours of New Zealand with this delicious recipe for Venison Steaks.
Perfect for your next BBQ, these tender and flavourful steaks will leave your taste buds wanting more.
Try this NZ-inspired delight today!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 4 minutes


  • 4 venison steaks, about 2.5cm (1 inch) thick
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Manuka honey
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, Manuka honey, thyme, oregano, cumin, and pepper.
  2. Place the venison steaks in the marinade and toss to coat.
  3. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or up to overnight.
  4. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  5. Grill the venison steaks for 3-4 minutes per side, or until they reach your desired level of doneness.
  6. Let the steaks rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving.


Recipe Tips:

  • If you don't have a grill, you can cook the venison steaks in a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat.
  • For the best flavour, use high-quality venison steaks that are cut from the loin or backstrap.
  • Marinate the venison steaks for at least 2 hours, or up to overnight, to allow the flavours to penetrate fully.
  • Preheat your grill to medium-high heat before grilling the steaks.
  • Grill the steaks for 3-4 minutes per side, or until they reach your desired level of doneness.
  • Let the steaks rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Serve the Kiwi-Kick Venison Steaks with roasted vegetables or a fresh salad for a complete and balanced meal.
  • Pair the steaks with a red wine from New Zealand, such as a Pinot Noir, to complement the dish's rich flavours.


With their enticing aroma, tender texture, and explosion of flavour, these Kiwi-Kick Venison Steaks are a culinary tribute to the vibrant flavours of New Zealand.
So, fire up your grill, gather your friends and family, and embark on a culinary adventure with this irresistible dish.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving:Calories: 279Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 561mgCarbohydrates: 7gFibre: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 28g

"These values are automatically calculated and offered for guidance only. Their accuracy is not guaranteed."

Shane Lowry

Shane Lowry is the author of Good Food To Eat, a website that provides recipes and cooking help.He is a home cook who enjoys sharing his passion for food with others. Lowry’s mother is a chef, and she taught him the basics of cooking and baking when he was young.He also has experience running a catering business with his wife, specializing in finger foods and full meals for people with dietary restrictions such as gluten-free, vegan, and low-carb.Through his various cooking experiences, Lowry has learned what makes a great recipe: simple to follow, yet delicious and satisfying. That’s why he focuses on creating step-by-step recipes that are easy for anyone to make, regardless of their cooking skills.

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