Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is adapted from my favourite pork marinade recipe in the Company's Coming BBQ cookbook. It is definitely the best marinade I've tasted for pork, but one time when my in-laws were up for the weekend, I didn't have enough chops for all of us, so I added some venison chops as well. The pork turned out well -- like it usually does -- but the venison chops put them to shame! I highly recommend this for pork, but if you don't try it with deer meat, you're seriously missing out!!! (Prep time does not include turning the marinating meat periodically and because of the basting while barbequeing, cook time is not really 'passive time.')

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix marinade ingredients well and cover chops or steaks.
  2. Allow to marinate for at least 45 minutes. (I always marinate mine overnight.).
  3. Cook on a greased grill over medium heat for about 25 minutes total time.
  4. Turn and baste while cooking.
  5. *Note: I find there's definitely a difference in the quality of lemon pepper seasonings out there, depending on brand. If the first ingredient in the seasoning blend is salt, decrease the amount used to 2 tablespoons.
Most Helpful

2 5

unfortunately this did not go over very well at our house.

5 5

Oh Wow! This is the only marinade I will ever use on vension from now on. I used this on a small vension roast (marinated for 12 hours in the fridge) cooked in the crockpot and it was AWESOME! I also use this to marinade my cubed vension steaks (marinade for 2 hours) before dredging in flour and frying. The marinade lends it's flavor to the drippings in the pan and I add a few chopped onions to brown and soften and make a wonderful pan gravy which I place the steaks back into and then serve over homemade mashed potatoes. I also serve the fried steaks on toasted sub rolls w/onions and bell peppers cooked in the seasoned drippings from the marinade. I love cheese melted on my deer sandwiches, but the guy's just want the meat & vegetables. Can't wait to try a stew made from the vension marinated in this recipe. This is only way to cook and eat vension! Thanks so much for sharing!

5 5

I made this marinade for venison tenderloin from my son's first ever deer and it was my DH's birthday, so I really wanted it to be good. It was much more than just good! DH and both my boys raved about it and want venison prepared ONLY this way from now on. I even had a taste (I don't usually eat venison) and it was excellent. I think what makes this so good is that the soy sauce, lemon pepper, and garlic add a lot of flavour but the water and oil make them not too strong. I did use only 2 Tbsp of lemon pepper even though the first ingredient wasn't salt. Next time I'll up it. And I marinated the meat for 24 hours. I'll be making this every year with the fresh meat my men bring home. Thank you, Tammi. Fantastic!