These game recipes can all be cooked on the barbecue for a summer twist on a winter meat. When it comes to barbecuing game meat, you must make sure you use quality charcoal. If you want to barbecue venison, hardwood fire will give it an unbeatable smoked taste whilst cooking it.

Venison kofta

Venison kofta kebabs – deliciously spicy

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 de-sinewed venison trim 2 tsp turmeric 2 finely chopped chillies 4 Tsp cumin 2 tsp ground coriander 2 garlic cloves,…

Venison kebabs

Venison kebabs – a delicious idea for the barbecue

Everyone loves a good barbecue at this time of the year. I always keep plenty of venison in the freezer, whether it’s chops or mince for smash burgers. (Read our tips for freezing game here.) However, one of my favourites has to be venison kebabs. These always prove to be…

Pigeon shawarma recipe

Pigeon shawarma with red pepper couscous and chermoula dressing

This pigeon shawarma recipe is, by far, at its best cooked over charcoal, but simply searing in a pan will also be perfectly OK if you’re pushed for time. I have refrained from the classic flatbread-style accompaniment and gone for couscous as well as grilled and sliced red peppers —…

Venison chops with blueberry sauce

Recipe for venison chops with blueberry sauce

Venison is often overlooked in the barbecue season, but venison sausages, steak or delicious slow-smoked shoulder can be tasty choices and muntjac makes exceptional venison burgers. The venison chops I used for this recipe were from a memorable stalk on a fallow buck nearing the end of the season. The…

rabbit burgers

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 grated cheddar cheese 2 tbsp rapeseed oil 4 brioche buns 60g baby gherkins Salt & Pepper Method Place rabbit, bacon…

Venison ribs recipe

Recipe for glazed venison ribs

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 and more often than not used in burgers. Ingredients 2 venison breasts prepared for barbecue 600ml tomato ketchup 200ml dark…

grilled partridge

Harissa-marinated and 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 time of year, the weather can still be kind, so here is a great recipe for that early partridge. I…

wood pigeon recipe

Wood pigeon breasts with apricot and feta

A wood pigeon recipe bursting with flavour I wanted to make use of the barbecue one last time this summer with something quick and easy for lunch. I had some deliciously ripe apricots, salty feta cheese and some fresh rocket from the garden. This wood pigeon recipe dish took no…

barbecued duck breast

A recipe for barbecued duck breast

Duck is particularly delicious when cooked on a barbecue. The smoky taste adds a fantastic layer to the flavour. The trick is to score the skin beforehand, for which you will need a perfectly sharpened knife so that you get an even edge. You can prepare this the day before…

Sticky Asian wild boar ribs recipe

Sticky Asian wild boar ribs

If by some turn of unfortunate events, I were to eat my last meal tomorrow and I had a choice 
of what to have, I would most likely go for sticky Asian wild boar ribs. Notoriously destructive, wild boar have always fascinated me. In recent years, their numbers have dropped slightly in…

barbecued rabbit

Quick zesty marinated barbecued rabbit with summer salad recipe

Jamie Chandler: We may well be conterminously poised between the end of the last driven season and the beginning of the new, but that in no way means that there isn’t a bag load of sporting days out there to carry the hardened field sports enthusiast through the summer. Couple…

Venison burgers

BBQ recipe – Venison burger with blue cheese and crispy shallots

Venison Burger with Blue Cheese and Crispy Shallots Serves 4   650g venison mince 5 tbsp double cream 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed ½ tbsp flat leaved parsley, finely chopped ½ tbsp chives, finely chopped 4 juniper berries, crushed 110g blue cheese 12 shallots, peeled and thinly sliced into…

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. Ingredients: 250g venison saddle Half an aubergine, sliced and grilled 2 tomatoes 2 spring onions 1tbsp sweet chili sauce 3tbsp…