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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.


Pan roasted venison Denver Leg noisettes

Pan roasted venison Denver Leg noisettes

Pan roasted venison Denver leg noisettes, prosciutto tartlet with celeriac puree, tomato & anchovy cream sauce

 

Bitter Chocolate Venison Pie with Potato and Celeriac Topping

Bitter Chocolate Venison Pie with Potato and Celeriac Topping

This black and white pie is both sophisticated and comforting. A delicious combination of flavours and textures, the bitter chocolate pastry enhances the rich flavours of the venison, while the creamy potato and celeriac is a perfect foil.