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7 Mouthwatering Venison Recipes

Publisher - Great British Food Awards
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Dani R

Nov 22, 2021
5 minutes to read

Our favourite wild meat recipes, from slow-cooked venison saddle to a tender venison roast with clementine crumb

Wild venison is lean, sustainable and local - we have plenty of reasons why you should eat more of it! However, cooking with deer meat can be daunting to some home cooks. Wild deer is a lean meat, which means people struggle with knowing how to keep it tender. However, there are plenty of ways to ensure you make the most of your wild venison, from slow cooking it to perfection to braising it in a rich wed wine gravy. Here’s some of our favourite recipes to inspire your cooking with this versatile meat.

Venison Racks with Saffron & Roasted Pepper Couscous

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Venison racks are cooked on the bone, which makes them extra tender. In this delicious recipe, the wild venison is paired with aromatic cous cous infused with the delicate flavour of saffron.

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Scottish Venison Pie

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Pan fried venison is slowly simmered in a red wine sauce infused with redcurrant jelly, juniper berries and black pepper. It’s served in a pie, with a buttery puff pastry lid. Serve with mashed potatoes or roast celeriac.

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Roast Rack of Venison with Cherry and Clementine Crumb

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Pull out all the stops for dinner with this delicious wild venison recipe. The roast venison is served with a delicious crumb made with breadcrumbs, a knob of butter, orange zest, dried cherries and parsley. Serve the venison meat with red cabbage, and of course some roast potatoes!

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Slow-Cooked Pulled Venison with Celeriac Slaw

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Slow-cooked venison is the ultimate in weeknight cooking - it takes only 5-10 minutes to assemble the ingredients, and at the end of the day you’re left with tender venison meat in a rich sauce. Serve in buns with a tangy celeriac slaw, and some sweet potato fries on the side!

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Venison With Seasonal Greens & Barley

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Venison tenderloins are pan-fried in a mix of butter and olive oil, and served pink over barley and seasonal greens. The rich game meat pairs perfectly with the earthy flavour of the barley.

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Chocolate & Venison Casserole

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This recipe is provided by our columnist Sushila Moles, who thinks we should all eat more wild game. Her casserole consists of venison chunks with a red wine sauce, chestnut mushrooms, lardons and…dark chocolate! This unusual ingredient pairs perfectly with the tender, slow-cooked venison. Serve with crusty bread, or a roast celeriac mash.

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Venison Cobbler with Cheddar & Rosemary Scones

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This wild venison cobbler is absolutely delicious! The rich flavour of the port and wine sauce pairs perfectly with the savoury cheese and rosemary scones that are cooked on top of the dish. One of our favourite autumn dinner ideas!

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