Jose Souto

Jose Souto

Senior chef lecturer at Westminster Kingsway College. Author of Venison & Feathers and The Game Larder. BASC food ambassador. Keen falconer and stalker.

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Venison and chorizo sausages

Roe is a fantastic venison and is ideal for making sausages. (Read more on which deer species offer the best tasting venison?) Venison chorizo sausages with truffled polenta and a…

venison steak recipe

Venison steak is primarily from the haunch muscles. The haunch can be broken down into three primary joints for cutting into venison steak — the topside, silverside and the thick…

hare stew

Hare stew with bacon, onions and a beer sauce Ingredients Oil for frying 1kg diced hare legs and shoulder 150g streaky bacon, cut into lardons 15g butter 2 onions, sliced…

slow cooked venison

Slow cooked venison shoulder with peppers and beans Ingredients 1 shoulders of venison, bone-in (in this case a small fallow) Light olive oil 1 large onion 2 cloves garlic 2…

hare ragout

I would recommend using the legs of the hare for this hare ragu recipe and keeping the loins for a later date. Hare Ragu Ingredients Olive oil ½ onion, finely…

venison meatballs

Venison meatballs and tagliatelle Venison meatballs with anchovy olives and sun-dried tomatoes, herbs and tagliatelle pasta. (You might like to read which deer species offers the most delicious venison.) Ingredients…

eating grouse roasted

I love eating grouse. Not only is it one of the most challenging birds to catch as a falconer, but it is also a tricky shot for a Gun. Grouse…

Venison kofta

Muntjac is the ideal venison for these stunning kofta kebabs. Venison Kofta kebab with a red onion salad, Greek yoghurt and honey sauce Ingredients 500g minced venison shoulder, scrag or…

pulled venison recipe creole style

Pulled venison recipe – Creole style I would recommend using roe or fallow for this lip-smacking Creole-style pulled venison recipe. (Read here on which deer species offers delicious venison.) Ingredients…

rabbit burgers

Cheese-filled bacon and rabbit burgers with brioche buns Ingredients 450g rabbit leg or shoulder, minced 150g unsmoked streaky bacon, minced 3 tsp finely chopped chives 60g grated mozzarella cheese 60g…

Venison ribs recipe

Glazed venison ribs recipe This venison ribs recipe is a take on a barbecued pork rib recipe that works really well with venison, and uses a cut that is under-utilised…

game meatballs

The best meat for game meatballs Whenever I use mixed game as dice for a stew or as meat to be minced, I look to the tough cuts that have…

Three bird wellington

My first experience of rough shooting came with friends in Norfolk on a 2,500-acre farm not far from King’s Lynn. The farm had acres and acres of sugar beet as…

duck sausage rolls

Sausage rolls are a staple of parties around the country and these duck sausage rolls will sit fantastically on the elevenses menu of any shoot. The confit preparation of duck…

grilled partridge

Partridge is a great entry to the world of gamebirds. The meat is succulent, white and very palatable to anyone who is discovering game for the first time. At this…