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Venison diced 300g

Venison diced 300g

SKU# FINVENDIC400

Availability: In stock

£7.45

Chunky diced venison, reared free range on organic West Country farms and prepared in the Riverford butchery. This fabulous dark, lean meat is just right for autumnal pies and stews. Throw in a pan along with seasonal veg and a splosh of red wine. Seasonal comfort food.

Our organic meat delivery is in insulated packaging to keep cool on your doorstep. Minimum meat order of just £15.

Our venison has a short season - we estimate it will be available until around the 15th November.

Cooking

Season, brown in oil, and braise with veg in beer or wine and stock for a quick-cook stew, or use in a venison chilli or curry. It takes about 45 mins or so to cook. Alternatively, use skewered with veg and chargrilled as kebabs.

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.

About our venison

All our venison comes from small organic herds reared on Westcountry family farms in Looe and Exmoor. They graze a natural diet of clover-rich grass and wild flowers, roaming the land in natural rutting groups. The result is a tender and very healthy meat, with a milder, less gamey flavour than wild venison. Venison is a healthy meat; lower in fat than skinned chicken breast, higher in iron than any other red meat, low in cholesterol and brimming with Omega-3s.