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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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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 meatloaf

Venison meatloaf

Lean, delicious, comforting meatloaf.  

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.

Venison meatballs

Venison meatballs

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

Venison and vege spicy noodles

Venison and vege spicy noodles

 

Venison is a really versatile, lean and quick-cooking meat which you can take in lots of directions, flavour-wise. In this recipe, I’ve added some aromatic Chinese flavours and lots of veges to venison mince, to make a quick and delicious dinner.