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New Zealand farm raised venison is tender and delicious and can be adapted to a wide variety of cooking styles. Search for the best recipe to suit any occasion.

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Ginny Grant's Venison Sliders

Ginny Grant's Venison Sliders

Quick, easy, healthy and delicios.  Mini Venison burgers the kids will love.

 

Tom Hishon's Venison Meatballs

Tom Hishon's Venison Meatballs

A marvellous meatballs recipe from Tom Hishon, owner of popular Auckland eatery Orphans Kitchen. Using good, old-fashioned Worcestershire sauce, grainy mustard and fresh herbs but with a modern twist using grunty, lean venison.

Tom’s tips:

With the ¾ cup white wine for the meatball sauce, Pinot Gris is the most suitable drop, although if you prefer red wine, feel free to swap out.

Roll the meatballs quite large so they stay nice and juicy in the centre.

Use other red meats for the mince but Venison is my favourite in a meatball as it’s leaner than other meats and they don’t dry out.  

This dish is super versatile and is great matched with a crusty ciabatta, al dente pasta and some steamed greens or a simple salad.  

I always make a few extra meatballs for lunch the next day.


Southwestern Venison Chilli Stew with Cumin and Coriander

Southwestern Venison Chilli Stew with Cumin and Coriander

Best family style recipe.  2011 New Zealand Guild of Food Writers Venison Recipe Competition

Tom Hishon's Venison Larb Salad

Tom Hishon's Venison Larb Salad

This is a great summer dish by Tom Hishon of Orphan’s Kitchen – his take on a traditional South East Asian mince and veggie dish known as a larb. The combination of the caramelised onion and plums with the richness of the lean venison mince and crispy cos is a winner. If it’s warm enough, cook the red onion, cos and plums outside over coals on the barbecue to get a smoky, summer flavour and the neighbours’ mouths watering…

 

Ginger Meat Balls

Ginger Meat Balls

Farm-raised venison mince is available at supermarkets under the Silver Fern Farms label. I prefer it over any other red-meat mince because it is very low in fat. Ginger in syrup is sold in jars and available at speciality food stores and some supermarkets.