Venison World® Axis Steak Recipes
Round Steak or Tenderloin Steaks
Welcome to the gourmet world of the Venison World® Axis Steak!
The Axis is a deer native to India but at home now on Texas ranges.
Concho County, the home of Venison World®, has the largest concentration
of Axis deer raised for venison production. The Axis grazes on native
grasses, unlike the Whitetail which prefers weeds and leaves, and
thus the Axis never has a gamy taste. Most folks compare the taste
of Axis meat to fine veal.
The Axis Steak you will be cooking has .2% fat. Legally, we can
call it "fat free". Yet this fine meat is 22.9% protein
and .2% fiber for a natural, healthy diet. Use Venison World®
Axis Venison in any favorite beef or veal recipe by simply allowing
less cooking time for dry cooking because the Axis is so lean. Less
cooking time is not so important in moist cooking in water,wine,
soups, and stews.
Pan-Fried Axis Steak-Basic Recipe
Thaw Venison World® Axis Round Steak or Tenderloin in origional,
unopened plastic packaging. When ready to cook, remove plastic,
rinse venison quickly under cool water, and pat dry with a paper
towel. If desired, cut Round Steak into 3.5-4 ounce serving portions.
In skillet put 1-2 Tablespoons of virgin olive oil. Get pan very
hot over high flame. Fry steak 45 seconds to 1.5 minutes per side,
turning only once. Serve hot and juicy. Steak will have pink to
barely pink center. Salt and pepper to taste.
Jazz It Up:
- Season steak in pan with sausage seasoning on each side. Steak
will taste similar to a pork chop and is super in a biscuit sandwich,
with eggs, with candied yam, with a baked sweet potato, with applesauce,
or with long grain and wild rice.
- As virgin olive oil heats for basic recipe, toss in a pinch
of rosemary. In a short time, the olive oil will absorb the rosemary
oil and flavor. Remove rosemary and fry steaks as in basic recipe.
- Serve hot steaks with a pat of garlic butter on top, or butter
seasoned with favorite herbs. Or put a dollop of warm sour cream
and fresh chopped chives. Or even a dollop of warm Red Current
Jelly on top, or on the side.
- Marinate steaks for 30 minutes in Worchestershire Sauce with
a splash of Liquid Smoke. Salt and pepper. Fry as in Basic Recipe
or fry in butter. Add onions and green peppers for stir fry, if
Axis on the Outdoor Grill
Grill Recipe 1
Season Venison World® Axis Steak with garlic salt and black
pepper. Grill over mature coals, turning and basting with butter
every minute till you achieve desired doneness. Ballpark would be
five to six minutes, depends on fire, distance of meat from fire,
Grill Recipe 2
Coarse, Ground Black Pepper
Green Onion Tops or Dried Chives
Worchestershire Sauce to cover
1 Cup Butter
1/4 Cup Lemon Juice-more for a stronger lemon flavor
2 Teaspoons Salt
1 Teaspoon Pepper
2 Tablespoons Worchestershire Sauce
2 Diced Jalapeno Peppers
Marinate Venison World® Axis Steaks for 30 minutes to 2 hours
to absorb flavor. The longer the time, the stronger the flavor.
Remove Venison World® Steaks from Marinade. Apply sauce to marinated
steaks before grilling on low coals till centers are hot and pink
to taste. Baste with sauce during grilling and after removing from
Chicken Fried Venison World® Axis Steaks
Before placing steaks in skillet in Basic Recipe, pat dry again,
beat with a meat mallet or edge of a plate, and dust in flour. Dip
in buttermilk. Dust again with flour, salt, and pepper. Fry in virgin
olive oil until brown. Make gravy after steaks have been removed
from pan by adding one Tablespoon flour to skillet for each Tablespoon
of oil left in skillet. As flour starts to brown, add 1 cup milk
for each Tablespoon of flour already added. Stir contantly until
thick and creamy. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Venison World® Axis Steaks in Mustard Sauce
Saute 1/2 finely chopped medium onion or equal shallots in 2 Tablespoons
virgin olive oil. When nearly done, add steak to skillet and brown
quickly on both sides. Reduce heat, pour in 2/3 cup dry white wine.
Cover and simmer for ten minutes. Turn steaks at five minute mark.
Remove meat and keep warm. Boil cooking juices until about 3 Tablespoons
left in pan. Add 6 Tablespoons heavy cream, 2 Tablespoons strong
mustard, salt and pepper. Boil over high heat one minute until thick.
Pour over meat and serve immediately.
Venison World® Axis, Cream, and Noodles
Pan-fry Venison World® Axis steaks as in Basic Recipe. Set aside
on warm tray. Saute in butter or margarine, 5-8 sliced mushrooms,
1/2 diced medium onion, and 2 cloves crushed garlic. Add 1/2 teaspoon
curry powder, 1 teaspoon Kitchen Bouquet. Saute until onions are
clear. Reduce heat and add 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream. Stir until
thickened. If desired, add 1 teaspoon Red Current Jelly, Jalapeno
Jelly, or Mint Jelly. Serve steaks with cooked wide noodles. Pour
sauce over top of meat.