- Suitable for freezing
- Delivered fresh
- Native breed
- Cook on the BBQ
Generously sized and full of rich, gamy flavours, our venison* burgers are an ideal alternative to steak burgers, being a perfect introduction for those less familiar with the pleasures of eating venison.
Prepared using coarsely-minced fallow venison shoulder from nearby Harewood Estate, our venison burgers have the addition of a little outdoor reared pork shoulder, the latter being the perfect foil to venison’s natural leanness.
Aside from this, we believe additional ingredients are unnecessary, fullness of flavour from the venison being the primary objective. As such, the addition of coarse sea salt and plenty of cracked black pepper moments prior to cooking is essential.
Perfect pan fried or, even better, over charcoal. If the latter opt for a medium high heat when the charcoal embers are still glowing but beginning to turn pale grey. More fragile than their beef counterpart, handle venison burgers delicately, allow them to sear well, developing a good, caramelised crust before gently flipping. If opting for a cheese burger, be sure to add the cheese for the final minute of cooking. Serve classically with lettuce, tomato, gherkins and mayonnaise. The addition of crisp smoked streaky would be welcome too.
Chef Valentine Warner inspires:
"With the inclusion of a little fat and venison burgers are a real favourite of mine. With cheese and hot green chilli, coriander sauce it’s my go to as is a more Scandi approach of dill, sour cream, mustard, pickled cucumbers, fresh redcurrants and crispy onions. Whilst pan-fried is better than using a tennis racket, a cook over charcoal will give you the best results."
*Swaledale wild venison live a natural life on the Harewood Estate in West Yorkshire. These slow grown fallow deer are free to roam and forage amongst the bounty of the forest and pastures for a nutrient-rich diet of various grasses, herbs, fruit, nuts, acorns and wildflowers. Swaledale wild venison is lean and tender meat, naturally marbled and with a rich and dense umami flavour. All of our venison is dry-aged for 10-days on the carcass to intensify its gamy character. Venison burgers are Always Fresh Never Frozen®, butchered to order, vacuum packed, and shipped in recyclable packaging to arrive safely insulated and ready to enjoy. Please note Swaledale Butchers® work in harmony with the life cycle of wild deer, therefore this is a seasonal product only available from early autumn to late winter.
Always Fresh Never Frozen®
Orders received before 9am are freshly prepared and shipped DPD for next day delivery. We serve the whole of the UK excluding Channel Islands, Northern Ireland, and some parts of Scotland.
Our meat has been celebrated in Britain's best restaurant kitchens for over ten years. There are many who claim to work with native breed farmers, but few who can prove it.
Sustainable & traceable
We have partnerships with selected farms and work with carefully selected local abattoirs so we have confidence in the welfare of the animals and full traceability of all our products.