A Peruvian street-food inspired venison canapé was the winning dish at the final of this year’s BASC and Highland Game Colleges’ Cookery Competition.
The festive period is the ideal time to introduce your family and friends to game. As well as being healthy and sustainable we all know game meat is also hugely versatile. So, whether you’re cooking a full Christmas dinner, a few nibbles, or catering for a complete New Year’s Eve party, we’ve got you covered.
The perfect finger food, these venison pinchos add a Spanish twist to any party.
Sticking with the Spanish theme this saffron pigeon paella looks stunning on any table and is a great sharer this Christmas.
Who doesn’t love a Chinese-inspired dish? These pancakes with pulled venison will certainly get people talking.
Venison, nachos and cheese! What’s not to love with this dish? Except maybe the washing up.
This crispy Korean dish might take a bit of effort to recreate but it’s well worth it and will leave your guests wanting more.
The star of the show
If you’re looking for an alternative to turkey this year, or maybe you have a freezer full of mixed game? Well, this three-bird Wellington from Eat Game ambassador Jose Souto will dazzle your guests this Christmas.
Maybe you’re not a fan of left overs and don’t want to be eating turkey curry for days?
Then this roasted Christmas birds recipe, with mustard fruits, pancetta and porcini stuffing is for you.
You can adjust the number of birds, depending on the number of guests so you can just cater for the one meal if you’d prefer.
Venison is another great alternative to turkey this year and this stuffed saddle makes the perfect centre-piece to any table.
If the fact it looks and tastes great isn’t enough – the cooking time is just a fraction of the time it takes to cook a turkey!
Mulled wine is for right through the holidays, not just the Christmas markets, and this recipe is basically Christmas in glass.
If sloe gin is your tipple then this recipe from BBC Good Food takes it to a whole new level, just by adding lemon juice and sparkling water!
We couldn’t talk about festive tipples and not include the traditional favourite – eggnog. Although this is a twist on the classic, but we all know everything is better with chocolate.