Venison - the perfect choice for health conscious people

Making healthy food choices is an important part of living healthily.  Venison has long been known for being lean and tasty, but many people are unsure about how to cook this delicious meat.

Venison cooking tips and recipes

Cooking venison

Venison is an easy meat to cook and is ready in minutes

  • Lightly season your venison cut and let is rest for half an hour out of the fridge before cooking.
  • Heat your pan to a medium high heat, and add a little oil to the pan (not too much!).
  • Add your venison cut and cook for a 3-4 minutes on each side. 
  • Remove from the pan and let the meat rest for a few minutes before serving.
  • If you're cooking a large piece of meat, for example a whole or half striploin, heat your oven to 200C before you sear your meat on all side, then place in the oven for 8-10 minutes.
  • Tip:  Instead of cutting your venison into individual steaks, trying cooking your striploin or tenderloin whole then slicing it once its rested.  The meat will be tender and succulent and sure to impress.
  • ENJOY!!!

Delicious ways to cook and serve your venison

Loch Moigh Venison is farmed venison so doesn't have the stronger taste of wild venison.  Try these options to make your venison meal a little bit special:

  • Finely chop some fresh rosemary and dill, add it to some oil with about a teaspoon of worschestshire sauce and rub all over your venison steak before frying at a medium to high heat.
  • Use a salt mix that includes rosemary, juniper and sea salt on your steak before frying.  You can find specialty salts at delicatessens and some supermarkets.
  • Use lemon pepper seasoning on your steak before frying.  This is available at most supermarkets.
  • Plum sauce or any fruit based chutneys are a delicious accompaniment to a venison meal.
  • To make a quick and easy sauce to drizzle over your perfectly cooked venison steak, try the following.  Remove steak from the pan and let rest.  Add a couple of tablespoons of butter  to the pan then add a couple of table spoons of blackberry jam and a tablespoon of soy sauce.  Thin with a little wine, stock or water.  Cook for several minutes until it thickens, by which time your steak would have rested perfectly.  Plate up your meal and drizzle over the sauce.  Delicious.
  • If you're making venison patties for the bar-b-que, add some fruit chutney to the mince mixture to keep it moist and make a delicious burger patty that your friends and family will love. 
  • Caramalized onions are a perfect match for venison.  Finely slice a couple of onions, add to a pan with some oil and butter.  Sprinkle over a little salt and about 2 tablespoons of sugar.  Let this cook gently, stirring regularly,  for 10-15 minutes until the onions are a dark rich brown colour.  Serve with burgers or alongside your venison steak.
  • Venison ribs are a delicious meal.  Mix together some tomato sauce, soy sauce and add some wine or beer if you have it and brush over ribs.  Place in a roasting dish and cover with foil or a lid.  Cook at 180C for about an hour.  Check every 20 minutes and spoon the sauce over it each time.