Tag: venison

Recipe: Venison Lasagne

Jose Souto’s twist on a classic recipe provides a delicious and accessible way to cook with venison. Lasagne is an Italian classic normally made with beef mince but venison mince is a great alternative, as it is low in fat and full of flavour. My wife Charlotte loves this recipe and I often make it at home to freeze and eat at a later date. Ingredients 1kg venison mince 1 onion, finely chopped 1 large carrot, finely chopped 2 sticks of celery, finely chopped 2 cloves of garlic, very finely chopped 2 tsp tomato purée 1 sprig thyme 1...

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Venison: A Question of Cooking

Jose Souto, Chef Lecturer in Culinary Arts and author of Venison: the Game Larder, runs through the basics of cooking venison, including a break down of the many factors that may affect the flavour. This article will get you thinking about how you treat your meat right through the journey from field to fork. I am often asked how best to cook venison. The answer to this question is not as simple as you might think. Every animal has muscles that it uses more than others, these parts of the animal are tougher and need more cooking. The less-utilised...

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Venison – A Guide to Selling

David Mullen offers a run down of the basic regulations that surround game meat and selling it into the food chain in the UK. A number of recent discussions and presentations have highlighted widespread confusion over game meat laws. Although it has been seven years since the overhaul of the rules applying to game meat and game dealing in the UK, many people are still not aware of the regulations as they currently stand. So what do these, now seven-year-old changes to ‘how we have always done it’, mean for deer, venison and Deer Managers? Primary Producers The EU...

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