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Venison mince 400g

Venison mince 400g

SKU# FINVENMIN350

Availability: In stock

£7.15

Fresh minced organic venison from West Country farms, prepared in our butchery. As versatile and easy to cook as beef mince, with a slightly stronger – but not too gamey – flavour. We make our venison mince with very lean, trimmed meat (less than 5% fat), so it’s a healthy choice as well. For autumn comfort, sink into a rich venison chilli or cottage pie.

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

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

Cooking

Perfect for making into burgers, koftas or meatballs, for a speedy cook in a pan, under the grill or on a BBQ. Or cook slowly into a ragù, chilli or pie filling. Brown well for the first 5 mins of cooking; it deepens and intensifies the flavour. Cook thoroughly before eating.

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.