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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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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.

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.


Venison meatballs

Venison meatballs

Easy venison meatballs, ideal as a party snack or dinner for the kids.

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…