For those looking for a lean yet tender protein option, our Silver Fern Farms Venison Medallions are the way to go. This unique cut carries the naturally delicate flavor of our grass-fed venison and is ideal for the more health-conscious consumer.
Our Venison Medallions are derived from the Denver leg of deer. Medallions are essentially small, round or oval-shaped pieces of meat that have been cut from a larger piece of the deer. Each piece has been carefully trimmed and portioned providing great versatility for your various meal occasions. Our medallions are supremely lean and tender, making them an excellent option for those after a healthier pasture raised alternative.
What sets Silver Fern Farms Venison apart is how we raise the animals. In New Zealand we have the ability to grow quality, nutritious grass year-round, this allows deer to be raised in a more natural way, raised on pastures and easting fresh grass everyday. Grass-fed red meat also has a cleaner and more complex flavor than grain-fed meat, and you’ll notice this produces a natural marbling in our venison giving a finer and more delicate flavor.
And when it comes to retaining that quality, Silver Fern Farms Venison is vacuum-packed, allowing it to be refrigerated for up to 30 days and ensuring it stays fresher and retains its flavor for longer.
Choosing high-quality venison that is grass-fed and pasture-raised over grain-fed is important if you’re looking for a better quality meat. Not only because it delivers nutritious meat with a more distinctive and delicate flavor, but it's also a more natural way to raise deer with minimal intervention, just as nature intended. This gives you a more sustainably farmed product. Also due to the fact that most of the land used for livestock in New Zealand is unsuitable for crops, making pastoral farming a highly sustainable alternative means you’re buying a more environmentally sustainable meat if you’re choosing grass-fed.
Compared to grain-fed red meats, our Silver Fern Farms Venison Medallions are naturally lean, with less saturated fat and fewer calories. They also have higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids, a healthier omega-3 to omega-6 ratio, and are higher in antioxidants, vitamins A and E, and conjugated linoleic acids. It's a great choice for health-conscious consumers who want a protein option that is both nutritious and full of flavor.
When it comes to cooking Venison Medallions, rub oil over the medallions and season with salt & pepper. We then recommend pan-frying or BBQing them for best cooking results, just taking 2-3 minutes on each side for a medium rare result. Once done, Transfer to a plate, cover, and rest for 5 minutes. This allows the medallions to retain their tender texture and delicate flavor, resulting in delicious and perfectly cooked meat that everyone will enjoy. Thanks to their uniquely subtle taste, these medallions work wonders with all your favorite herbs, spices and sauces, for example, paired with cilantro and Mexican hot sauce as you’ll find in our Venison Medallion taco salad bowls on our website here.
Overall, Silver Fern Farms Venison Medallions are a delicious and healthy choice. Their unique and delicate flavor makes them a fantastic option for various dishes.