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Wild Game Dinner: Lava Sauce Venison Parmesan

Images via Brad Smith

Lava sauce venison parmesan is the perfect dinner for any night of the week. 

If you are like me, some nights you come home from work and just don’t want to cook. Then all of a sudden, something sounds so good you just can’t help but make it because you know it will make the whole evening complete. For me, that single dinner is an amazing venison parmesan with fresh, roasted vegetables, covered in delicious lava sauce.

This entire dinner comes together rather quickly from start to finish. The following recipe breaks it all down with pictures so you can follow along as you make it yourself.

Lava Sauce Venison Parmesan


  • Thawed venison steaks
  • Vegetable oil
  • Flour
  • Eggs
  • Italian panko bread crumbs
  • Shredded parmesan cheese
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Asparagus
  • Zucchini
  • Olive Oil

Step number one for this complete dinner is to prepare the vegetables. First, cut the sweet potatoes and zucchini into bite size pieces and mix with asparagus. Place all of it in a baking dish mixed with a few tablespoons of olive oil. Cover with salt and pepper to taste.

Place it the oven at 350 degrees. Normally, this is done right about the time the steaks are too.



Now that the veggies are in the oven, it’s time to prep the steaks. Make sure your venison steaks are completely thawed and patted dry. Coat them in flour, dip in eggs, and coat them again in the panko bread crumbs mixed with shredded parmesan cheese.

Let the coated steaks to rest for about 10 minutes to allow the eggs and bread crumbs to thicken on the steaks. This is also the time to pour enough vegetable oil in a pan to cover only about half of the thickness of the steaks.



As the steaks are resting, heat the oil until shimmering. The oil needs to be very hot before adding the steaks. This creates a nice crisp surface instead of a soggy texture.

When ready, add the steaks two at a time to the pan being careful not to crowd. If you add too much cold meat at one time, it reduces the temperature of the oil too rapidly and can create soggy steaks. Allow the steaks to cook in the oil for about one minute, then flip for another minute, or until done.



Now comes the most important part. Make the lava sauce according to this recipe. This is a homemade recipe that I created based on the much-touted Taco Bell lava sauce made famous by their Volcano menu from a few years ago. Once created, set aside.

By now, or after 30 to 45 minutes, the vegetables should be done. Remove them from the oven and pair with the steaks. Be sure to smother the steaks, at least, with the lava sauce and enjoy!


All images by Brad Smith

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Wild Game Dinner: Lava Sauce Venison Parmesan