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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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Mustard Crust Roast

Mustard Crust Roast

Accompanied with a brussel sprout slaw, this venison roast recipie is a delicous modern take on a tradional roast.

Neil Brazier's Venison roast with kumara hash, green beans and garlic mustard sauce

Neil Brazier's Venison roast with kumara hash, green beans and garlic mustard sauce

Neil Brazier – Executive Chef at The Sugar Club - has created a delicious and nutritious recipe with New Zealand farmed raised venison. Perfect for a Sunday dinner, the whole family can enjoy this new take on a winter classic during the colder months.

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 Osso Bucco, slow braised in apple juice with shallots and steamed kumara with lemon, parsley & caper butter

Venison Osso Bucco, slow braised in apple juice with shallots and steamed kumara with lemon, parsley & caper butter

Venison Osso Bucco, slow braised in apple juice with shallots and steamed kumara with lemon, parsley & caper butter