Venison has so much going for it – the delicious gamey flavour of its red meat puts it in a different league from bland pork cuts and cheap chicken fillets and what’s more, measure for measure it has less fat that than a skinless chicken breast. It has the highest protein and the lowest cholesterol content of any major meat. More importantly, not only is it highly sustainable, it’s always free-range. Try our variation on the traditional hotpot with venison and black pudding – it’s a real winner; or wow your guests with Lizzie’s Winter-spiced Venison Steak with Sloe Gin.
At ArdMoor we love venison and the following recipe was kindly suggested by Lizzie – our MD’s wife. "I love joining Anthony when he goes stalking - the breath-taking landscapes, majestic views, as well as the peace and tranquillity of the hill are unforgettable experiences. It is very moving to witness the respect the stalker and the rifle have for these beautiful animals. This recipe is one I have used for many dinner parties – venison is a real treat!”
Support your local butcher or visit your supermarket and find out what game is available locally. Why not give game a try with one of our recipes this week?
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Venison steak image by Game to Eat