Venison loin

£34.95 / 500g
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West Country organic venison loin

A full-flavoured loin of organic venison, reared on West Country farms and prepared in our butchery.

Tender, succulent and lean, this is a fantastic cut – and very versatile. Sear in a hot pan, finish in the oven, then slice into juicy steaks. Or make a luxurious venison Wellington for a special occasion; good with wilted greens or a watercress salad.

Serves 4.

Delivered in insulated packaging to keep cool on your doorstep. Minimum meat order is just £15 to cover the cost of the packaging.

On flavour, health, welfare and sustainability grounds, eating venison can't be beat
- Ben Watson

How to prepare

Preheat the oven to 220˚C/Gas 7. Season the meat. Heat 2 tbsp oil in an ovenproof pan. Fry the loin for 1-2 mins on each side to brown it. Transfer to the oven for 7-8 mins, for medium. Remove from the oven. It should feel springy to the touch. Rest somewhere warm for 5-10 mins before slicing. Or use the loin to make a venison Wellington.

Storage

Keep in the fridge below 5˚C. If you’re not going to eat it within a day or two, freeze your meat as soon as possible and always within the use by date. Once frozen, use within a month. Use on the day of defrosting.

Sometimes you may notice that your venison looks a little brown. Don’t worry – this is perfectly natural and safe! Red meat contains a protein called myoglobin, which goes brown when it meets oxygen. Venison contains more myoglobin than beef, so it goes brown much faster. It doesn’t mean that the meat isn’t fresh, or affect its flavour at all.

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