Turn heads with these savory grilled venison kabobs with romaine. The perfect venison appetizer or light dinner. 

Grilled Venison Kabobs with Romaine | Kita Roberts PassTheSushi.com

Quick Social Media Rant

Before we get to the Venison Kabobs I just have to say one thing. It seems like a day can't go by without one social media network changing things for the better. Every time I think I have one figured out, poof.

Facebook makes it harder to see 'pages' feeds, google weren't all timeline on me, Pinterest changed something (though, I can't remember what, so it really must not have been that important) and Twitter gave us three more characters. Well, #%!...

I'm pretty sure our phones can flirt with people on Christian Farmer Mingle without us knowing it and my personal photos can be viewed by all on Picasa.

If you are still wandering the interwebs lost and alone, looking for more places to get up to date news about how I tried to get changed in a used porta-potty with a tick crawling dangerously close to the seat cover and a spider dangling near the exit handle and me pretty sure I was going to end up falling out, half-naked, in front of a hundred strangers screaming random obscenities at nature, make sure to check out all the links below the recipe and follow me.

No, let's get on to the venison kabobs.

I know you're here for the food. And these venison kabobs are going to make your day. I know my mouth is watering.

Grilled Venison Kabobs with Romaine | Kita Roberts PassTheSushi.com

Why Eat Venison?

If you are lucky enough to know someone that provides you with venison, give them a big hug. Venison is the ultimate in lean red meat. Even cornfed deer have a much lower percentage of fat than cows do, so your meat will be super lean.

For some recipes this may not work as well, and you are going to have a hard time getting your venison burgers to hold their shape. But for anything where you are looking to have a lean tender piece of meat in the mix, venison is the perfect fit.

Venison Kabobs on the Grill

If you are going to make kabobs, and use some of your dear deer venison to do it, light up that grill. There is no better way to import a smokey outdoor flavor to your meat than live fire.

Grab some lump charcoal, and even some smoker chips if you really want to heap that flavor on. Grilling your venison is the way to go.

Grilled Venison Kabobs with Romaine | Kita Roberts PassTheSushi.com

So now that I've told you all about why you should be eating venison, you probably need more recipes. Try these out!

Serve these delicious venison kabobs alongside the grilled romaine salad, pair it with a comforting mixed vegetable soup, and toasted bread for a savory meal!

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📖 Recipe

Grilled Venison Kabobs with Romaine

Turn heads with these savory grilled venison kabobs with romaine. The perfect venison appetizer or light dinner. 
4.80 from 5 votes
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Author: Kita Roberts
6 hours 14 minutes
Serves: 6 servings


  • 2 lbs venison roast - cut into 1 ½" cubes
  • ¾ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon garlic salt
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 red pepper - cut into large 1" pieces
  • 2 green pepper - cut into large 1" pieces
  • 2 onion - cut into large 1" pieces
  • mushrooms
  • 2 large heads romaine - sliced in half
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper


  • In a large resealable bag, mix together the soy sauce, vegetable oil, apple cider vinegar, ginger, garlic salt, and venison. 
  • Place in fridge and let marinate for 6 to 24 hours.
  • When ready to cook, preheat grill to high. Dream the venison. 
  • Thread the peppers, onions, and venison onto metal skewers (if using wood skewers, make sure to soak 30 minutes before grilling). 
  • Sprinkle the romaine with olive oil on all sides and season with salt and pepper.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and carefully grease grates. Place kabobs on the grate, close the lid, and cook for 9-12 minutes, turn once mid way through cooking. 
  • Grill the romaine for 5 minutes, or until brown and beginning to char, flipping once during cooking.
  • Serve romaine with kababs and peppercorn dressing.



Serving: 1g | Calories: 712kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 62g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 28g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 171mg | Sodium: 2092mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 23g

Nutritional informations provided as a courtesy and is only an approximatation. Values will changes based on ingredients used.

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Grilled Venison Kabobs with Romaine | Kita Roberts PassTheSushi.com
Grilled Venison Kabobs with Romaine | Kita Roberts PassTheSushi.com


  1. steph@stephsbitebybite says:

    I feel ya with all this social media! I need an instruction manual now, or a personal assistant to keep up with it all! These kabobs are stealing my heart!

  2. I don't know if you wanted me to giggle, but I surely did after reading your post:-) Yeah the changes are killing me, so annoying really! Your venison kabobs sound so freaking delicious. I love the compliment of grilled romaine, so perfect!! Take care, Hugs, Terra

  3. Yes!! I needed this post! I am social media brain dead! Thank you!

    Oh and I love the grilled veggies! They are my favorite thing about summer!

  4. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says:

    So many social media networks! It was annoying enough when I just had Facebook and they would make updates, but now I have to keep up with all of them!

  5. The Mom Chef ~ Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Time says:

    If I could crawl through the screen to and grab those kabobs, I would. They make my girl carnivore heart sing.

  6. Belinda @zomppa says:

    And imagine in a few months, everything will change again! These kebabs will still look awesome.

  7. claire @ the realistic nutritionist says:

    oh mammmaaa!!!!

  8. Toni | Boulder Locavore says:

    Yummy kabobs Sister! Appreciate your thoughts on social media too!

  9. dixya@food, pleasure, and health says:

    its so wrong - but even if its meatless Monday, I am drooling at this.

    1. I won't tell if you don't ;D

  10. these kabobs look great. i have venison in the freezer that I need to use up! must make soon!

  11. Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective says:

    These look fantastic! Great photos!

  12. Tori @ The Shiksa in the Kitchen says:

    I hear you Kita, every day there is something new. For me it's the endless array of social networks popping up here, there, everywhere. How does one keep up?? Meanwhile, this recipe reminds me of the deer jerky my great aunt and uncle used to make and serve up at their ranch. We cousins would always dare each other to try it. Here you are grilling it up like a boss. I'd expect nothing less from you!

  13. Man (or WOMAN), I have been looking for a new twist with venison. For reals ... we have a freezer full of it, or at least 1/4 full of it. Will have to give these a whirl.

  14. GiGi Eats Celebrities says:

    I absolutely adore venison - scrumptious - a very under rated red meat 🙂

  15. RavieNomNoms says:

    Haha I totally understand, social media is SO out of hand. Most of the time I just want nothing to do with it anymore.

    This looks really interesting! I am afraid of venison, I am not gonna lie. I had it one time and it was so gamey. Although, someone told me that if it was gamey it wasn't cooked right. So perhaps I need to give it another go.

  16. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    I love kabobs, these look fantastic!

  17. These look to die for. Will be trying as soon as I can talk someone I know out of some venison (lots of hunters in the family). Social networking . . . hmmm, seems I've heard of that somewhere before. Don't have time to figure it out, tho. Too busy Tweeting and Texting and FB-ing. 🙂 Thanks for the recipe. Looks great.

  18. Made the kabob portion of this last night it we loved it!! Can't wait to use this marinade on some other things.

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