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One pack of ground / minced venison. Each pack contains 300g (11oz) of the finest ground venison. Purely made from the hindquarter of deer - nothing else added and therefore very lean. Nevertheless, ground venison is exceptionally versatile, allowing you to prepare it in various ways. The most popular recipes for venison meat are venison burger, "hunters casserole" and venison bolognese.
Venison, the other red meat. Often found on the menus of upscale restaurants throughout the world. Most folks associate venison with gamey odor and tough meat - that is most likely wild venison. Give our free-range farmed venison a chance, it'll change your concept on venison.
Our premium quality venison comes from deer that is sustainably all-time pasture-raised in small herds on very large pastures run by real family farms of New Zealand. The deers are purely bred for taste. The difference between pasture-raised venison and wild venison is subtle delicate flavor and superb tenderness mostly due to a healthy, low-stress life and a careful selective breeding process. It goes without saying that the animals have never been treated with antibiotics or growth hormones.
|Serves||Serves 2-3 depending on the recipe|
|Shipping||Shipping and delivery is frozen|
|Handling||Keep frozen below -18°C (0°F)|
|Defrosting Time||In the fridge: approx. 24h
In ice-water: approx. 2h
|Cooking Method||Fry-Pan, Grill, Oven
|Expiration||Frozen: see packaging label (usually more than 3 months)
Chilled: Please consume unopened pack within 3 days.
|Also known as||Deer Meat, Deer Mince, Deer Ground Meat, Venison Burger, Deer Burger
|Country of Origin||New Zealand|
|Brand||First Light Venison|
|Importer||Horizon Farms, Inc.|
✔ Humanely raised and treated with respect. Sustainably raised in small herds on large pastures.
✔ No subtherapeutic use of antibiotics. No growth-promoting hormones, no nasties. No factory farming. Domesticated deer live a stress-free and healthy life and are harvested on the field.
✔ Compared to wild venison: Domesticated venison meat has no gamey texture and taste. It has a consistent flavor profile and is tender and mildly flavored.
✔ Deer naturally feed on grass all their life and are fed all-natural vitamins and nutritions, haylage (grasses and legumes), and silage (green foliage crops) in winter when fresh, green pasture is limited.
|Breed||Domesticated Red Deer|
Kotare, East Coast
Beckford, Hawke's Bay
Te Kawa, Manawatu
Forest Gate Farming, Hawke's Bay
Glenmore, Hawke's Bay
Landcorp, Central Plateau
Haunui, Hawke's Bay
Riverslea, Hawke's Bay
Seaforth, Hawke's Bay
The Steyning, Hawke's Bay
JO Adams & Son, Central Plateau
Waihi Pukawa, Central Plateau
Link Farm, Manawatu
Tuatahi, Central Plateau
Rengiatea Station, Central Plateau
|Breeding||Raised in small herds on large pastures their entire lives.|
|Feeding||Pasture grass-fed their entire lives. During winter and shortage of fresh green grass: haylage (grasses and legumes) and silage (green foliage crops), and all-natural vitamins and minerals.|
|Traceability||100% fully traceable from grass to fork.|
Translated from Japanese: This is my second purchase.
I use it to make hamburger steak and keema curry.
Whether or not the smells bothers you depends on the person, but if you add spices or use it for something with a strong taste, you may not be able to smell it.
The low fat and high nutritional value is appreciated, as my family is trying to refrain from animal fat.
Translated from Japanese: Since it’s low in fat, I also use it for my dog's homemade food.
It’s good meat with no odor.
Translated from Japanese: I made a stewed hamburger out of it. As expected, it was easy to eat.
My family told me that I forgot to add spices, salt and pepper when I made the hamburger, so it had a slight scent and taste.
If you add spices properly, you won't feel its peculiar scent.
It’s good it doesn’t have much fat. If the price gets a little cheaper, I might buy it more often.
Very very good. Prepared in a cast iron fry pan. Sheared and finished in the oven for 15 min at 360F. Amazing. I loved it. It was like I tried ground meat for the first time. Will order this again for sure!