Teriyaki Deer Loin on Oak Coals


Who needs a grill? You can cook deer loins right on hot embers. Using hickory or oak wood, make a fire and once the wood burns into hot coals or “embers”, rake some of the hot embers into a flat pile away from the ashes. Then lay your steaks directly on the hot embers. Cook for about 3-5 minutes, then grab them with tongs and flip them over. Cook for another few minutes (depending on thickness of steak). Then remove the steaks with tongs, and give the steak a couple shakes and the hot embers will fall off. Just don’t drop the steak back in the fire. You need hickory or oak because those are very hard woods and create nice hard embers that will cook the meat. Pine or softer woods will NOT work as they turn to ash quickly.

– Cut loins into half inch steaks
– Pound with a meat mallet on both sides
– Place the steaks in a ziploc bag with Lawry’s Teriyaki Marinade
– Marinate in the fridge for 24 hours
– Remove steaks from bag and throw directly on hot oak coals (be sure there is no ash on them, they need to be the hot embers).
– Sprinkle some Lawry’s Seasoning Salt on them and cook for 3-5 minutes
– Flip steaks once, cook for 3-5 more minutes
– Remove steaks from coals, shake off the embers, and serve

Trust me, it works. I’m a lot happier than I look here, ha ha!


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