What's everybody's favorite marinade(s)? Or do you not marinate? I got a lot of meat in the freezer this year so I want to add some diversity.
My go-to would be something along the lines of:
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup worcestershire
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 Tbsp oil
maybe dash of liquid smoke if I think about
salt pepper, red pepper flakes, whatever spices i can find that smell good.
I don't actually measure, but that's my best guess of ratios. If it's too sour I'll add a little bit of water and sometimes brown sugar. But usually only use the brown sugar if I'm doing jerky.
I'll be getting an immersion circulator to sous vide (slow cook in water bath) and will probably do a post after I get to try it out. A buddy i helped process his first deer had us over and cut some roasts in to steaks for the water bath (he did 6 hours at 120 then remove from bag and quick sear). That was the most tender piece of meat I have ever eating. I usually marinate and pound the crap out of my steaks and they never ever get to that point, even the tenderloins. Literally could cut it with a fork, but not in a crock pot pull-apart way. And you can't over cook it! I have no problem with gamieness, or working a little harder to chew, but this is something that deserves some attention.
Just something to think about for those who eat nothing but game and are looking for affordable Christmas list items.