With less fat and cholesterol than beef, venison can be used as a substitute for beef and is a very versatile ingredient. A lack of fat can make it a tricky game meat to cook, but follow these venison recipes and you’ll have a deliciously juicy red meat to serve that is much healthier than similar meats.

Venison carpaccio

Easy venison carpaccio recipe

Ingredients 1kg venison loin Maldon sea salt 1tbs crushed juniper berries 1tbs cracked black pepper 3tbs Dijon mustard 1tbs English mustard powder 1tbs celery salt 2tbs smoked paprika Method Remove…

venison burger

How to make a venison burger

Ingredients 600g coarsely minced venison 1 red onion, finely chopped 1tsp chopped thyme Sea salt Ground black pepper 1 parsnip 2 carrots 1 celeriac 4 slices blue cheese 4 buns…

venison haggis recipe for Burns night

Venison haggis recipe for Burns night

Venison loins, venison haggis, chanterelles, leeks, potato, beetroot, basil pesto and truffle jus Ingredients 2 leeks, chopped 125g chanterelle mushrooms butter salt and pepper 4 x 250g pieces venison loin…

pan seared venison loin

Pan-seared venison loin

Ingredients For the venison loin 200g venison loin per person 25g butter Salt and pepper For fondant potato 4 potatoes weighing 200 to 300g 225g unsalted butter 150ml chicken stock…

roasting leg of venison recipes

Leg of venison on a string

This is one of the venison recipes in Wild Gourmet, by chef Michael Chiarello. We’ve adapted it slightly. As Mr Chiarello puts it: “The meat is suspended from the hook and…

cranberry top game pies

Recipe for cranberry-topped game pies

With a passion for the rural community and an eye for quality local meat, fifth-generation Herefordshire farmer Anthony Legge founded butchers, deli and pie shop Legges of Bromyard in 2000.…

Venison shoulder recipe

Venison shoulder

Use venison for a perfect alternative to chicken, pork or beef. Ingredients 1 venison shoulder Fennel seeds Caraway seeds Chopped lemon thyme Cornish sea salt Milled black pepper Method Place…

venison stir fry

Szechuan venison stir-fry

Use venison for a perfect alternative to chicken, pork or beef. Ingredients 300g (10oz) venison fillet or 2 large venison steaks Grated zest and juice of 1 orange 2tbsp soy…

venison liver recipe

Chargrilled venison liver

This recipe for chargrilled venison liver with roast squash, smoked bacon, madeira sauce and braised lettuce hearts can be cooked on the barbecue

Barbecued saddle of venison

In the summer, venison makes for a much tastier and healthier barbecue than beef. This venison recipe offers a simple dish that is rich with flavour and quick to cook.…

Trio of venison recipe

Trio of venison recipe

One of the great things about venison is you can do so much with each of the various cuts of lean and slender meat. With six species of deer in…

Fallow venison steak recipe

Fallow venison steak recipe

What could be simpler than a fallow venison steak recipe? You certainly shouldn’t feel guilty for swapping your beef for venison, after all, it’s low in fat and as natural…