Grilled Steaks & Red Wine Glaze

Even the most straightforward venison steak recipes are hard-to-beat eats. This more sophisticated approach gives steaks a savory shine that compliments their rich natural flavor. But remember—venison is best served rare or pink in the middle. Cook hot and fast for venison that is sweet, flavorful and juicy. Put the coals to it too long, and you’ll be left with steaks that a gray, dry and tough.

4 tbs butter
1/4 cup olive oil
1 small onion finely chopped
5 cloves garlic finely chopped
2 cups red wine
2 sprigs fresh rosemary stripped and chopped
2 sprigs fresh thyme stripped and chopped
Salt and pepper

Melt butter in a saucepan. Add olive oil, onion and garlic and cook until onions are translucent. Add the red wine and herbs, then salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to start the reduction process. Stir often over low heat to prevent scorching. Cook until sauce is about the consistency of maple syrup.

Prepare the grill. Brush a little olive oil on each piece of meat and grill about 3 minutes. Turn the meat over and cook for about 2 more minutes. When the meat is cooked to your satisfaction, turn each one more time and apply glaze. Serve right away.

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