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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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Cervena Venison and Shitake Dim Sum in Aromatic Broth with Steamed Vegetables.

Cervena Venison and Shitake Dim Sum in Aromatic Broth with Steamed Vegetables.

Last year in the mid-semester break I went on a trip to South East Asia, travelling across Malaysia and to Singapore with a local family. 

With this in mind I wanted to use ingredients that were familiar to Kiwis, which would be the New Zealand farmed Venison. My dish is a fusion of the exotic flavours used in South East Asian cookery, and a familiar, yet sought-after ingredient used in New Zealand cuisine. Together creating an affordable meal is still be packed full of flavour, as if you where eating this dish at a street stall in South East Asia.

Venison Burgers with Sweet and Sour Pepper Salsa

Venison Burgers with Sweet and Sour Pepper Salsa

a The perfect summer dish, one for all the family! Great on the BBQ or cook indoors...the sweet peppers go amazingly well with the sumptuous New Zealand farm-raised venison and make a fantastic change to the same old boring beef burger.

 

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…

 

Venison meatloaf

Venison meatloaf

Lean, delicious, comforting meatloaf.  

Venison Sausages with Horseradish Mash

Venison Sausages with Horseradish Mash

Chef Graham Brown shows an easy way to make venison sausages at home using cling-film.  A great use for lean and delicious venison mince.