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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 venison rack with dukkha, cauliflower puree and pomegranate jus

Venison rack is tender, lean and bursting with flavour. Try this deceptively simple recipe to impress even the most discerning of dinner guests. 

Venison rack

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Asian glazed venison meatball nibbles

Delicious, glazed venison meatballs are perfect as a gourmet appetiser or bulk them up with rice or noodles and Asian veggies to make a meal for four.

Venison meatballs

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First Light venison burger with kumara wedges

Venison provides the best of both worlds with its high iron content and leanness, combined with fantastic flavour. These burgers are a perfect combination of the familiar and something a little exotic.

Venison Burgers

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First Light venison chipolatas with red cabbage slaw

These little gems are a great crowd pleaser. Serve them up at a BBQ, party or post sport match. They're great for adults and kids alike!

Venison chipolatas

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First Light venison Mexican tortillas

The perfect party food, our Mexican tortillas can be prepped in advance, then simply flash fry the venison and place everything on the table for all to share.

Venison leg steak

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Venison leg steak with portobello mushrooms and beetroot relish

Leg steak is tender, full of flavour and incredibly versatile.  Venison's best friends are earthy and sweet, so you won't go wrong by pairing it with a great beetroot relish and some tasty mushrooms.

Venison leg steak

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Venison sausage pizza with roasted beetroot and relish

Friday night pizza never tasted this good. Perfect with a cheeky glass of red wine.

Venison sausages

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One-pan venison meatballs with Israeli couscous and salad

Venison meatballs are a quick, easy and delicious option. This recipe is perfect for a healthy but hearty mid-week meal.

Venison meatballs