With less fat and cholesterol than beef but more iron, 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.
In addition, venison generally has a better provenance than beef, particularly if you shoot it yourself.
Health benefits of venison
High Omega 3 levels
Venison is becoming increasingly popular and sales of the meat are up. It is of course perfect for those following the ‘Paleo’ diet.
When cooking venison always remember to rest it for 5-10 minutes to encourage the juices to run through.
Venison is lean, so you need to be careful not to overcook it. Searing is generally recommended.
Browse through our venison recipes below for inspiration.