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Farm-raised venison

Venison recipes

Delicate flavour, guaranteed tender

Venison is a naturally tender meat that is low in fat and cholesterol so it’s an ideal addition for a healthy diet. Being a farm-raised product, First Light venison is available year-round, so you can try it in lots of different dishes.

Tips & Advice

Venison is best cooked quickly over a high heat, ideal for barbequed steaks or a stir-fry. During the cooler winter months it really shows its versatility, being well suited for hearty pies, roasts and casseroles.

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First Light gourmet venison sausages with pickled cucumber & tomato salsa

Venison chipolatas are the perfect convenient go-to meat to have in the fridge or in the freezer.

Venison chipolatas

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First Light venison meatballs, spaghetti & tomato sauce

This simple comforting home-style meal is one that is famous not just in Italy but all over the world. A firm spaghetti provides superb texture and body to the dish.

Venison meatballs

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First Light venison mexican tortillas

This is perfect party food as everything can be ready to go in advance, the only item that needs cooking and finishing up is the venison.

Venison flank

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First Light venison leg steaks

Because First Light deer are young and have led a low stress life all  four leg muscles (Rump, Topside, Silverside and Knuckle) are great for leg steaks.

Venison leg steak

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First Light venison short loin

The short loin is regarded as one of the finest cuts from the deer. It’s a muscle that does almost no work at all making it supremely tender.

Venison short loin

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First Light devilled venison sausages

An oldie but a goodie, First Light venison sausages are the hero of this dish — perfectly cooked in a rich tasty sauce.

Venison sausages

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First Light venison mini meat loaves

If you’re heading out for a picnic these tasty mini First Light venison meat loaves make the perfect adventure lunch.

Venison mince