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Venison stewing 400g

Venison stewing 400g

SKU# FINVENSTE400

Availability: In stock

£5.25

Organic West Country venison prepared in our butchery. Venison is a lean, healthy red meat – and these great value cuts from the neck and shin, with the bone still in, are just the thing for stews. Coming from a harder working part of the animal, they need a longer cooking time - but the rich extra flavour and beautifully tender meat are well worth the wait.

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

Treat it like braising steak: season and brown in a hot pan, then braise in wine, stock or beer for about 1½-2 hours until tender. Serve with mashed potatoes and seasonal veg.

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.