Riverford Wicked Leeks

Venison liver 250g

Venison liver 250g

SKU# FINVENLIV250

Availability: In stock

£5.45

Organic liver from venison reared on West Country farms, prepared in the Riverford butchery. Once regarded as the hunter’s or gamekeeper’s perk, venison liver is now a must-have ingredient in many top restaurants thanks to its sublime texture and flavour. It’s also really easy to cook – a couple of mins on each side in a pan.

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

Not suitable for home freezing.

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

Cooking

Previously frozen. Defrost thoroughly before cooking. Dust with seasoned flour. Heat a knob of butter and a splash of oil in a pan. Fry the liver for 2 mins each side for medium-rare, 3 mins for more well-done meat. Or chop into ribbons and stir-fry for 1 min. Good with onion gravy, mash and seasonal greens.

Storage

Keep in the fridge below 5˚C. Pre-frozen, do not refreeze.

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.