Looking for game recipes? Want to know how to make the perfect venison steak or game dumplings? Try our ideas below, then check out our best venison recipes, pheasant recipes, steak recipes and best casseroles dishes.


Best game recipes

Venison steaks with buttered celeriac

Lean and healthy – venison steak is a brilliant cut of meat to make a simple dish feel like something special. Try this sumptuous recipe bursting with winter flavours – celeriac, redcurrant jelly and orange zest.

venison steak with celeriac

Braised quail

This Macedonian recipe sees quail pan-fried in butter, then roasted in a rich red wine and onion stock. Poussin or chicken thighs make good substitutes, too.

A close up of a quail casserole with small white onions and green herbs

Posh venison burgers

In the mood for something fancy? Whip up a batch of these impressive venison burgers – they are ready in 30 minutes or less.

Posh Venison Burgers Recipe

Rabbit korma, chamomile golden raisins and wild rice

For a korma with a difference, try this spiced and creamy braised rabbit, sat on wild rice with fragrant golden raisins. Serve with a hoppy IPA and some naan breads and that’s your Friday night dinner sorted.

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Korma Recipe with Rabbit, Golden Raisins and Wild Rice

Roast partridge and cinnamon pears with warm barley and roots salad

If you’re looking for an easy recipe to cook game at home, check out chef Mark Lloyd’s recipe for roast partridge, nestled in a warm barley base.

Roast Partridge Recipe with Pears and a Barley and Roots Salad

Game dumplings with bashed neeps

Give this impressive recipe from Mark Hix a go for a fancy dinner of homemade game dumplings, matched with crushed swede and a red wine sauce.

Crushed swede with dumplings on top

Venison steaks with stir-fried sprouts

Delicate slices of seared venison are paired with a bubble-and-squeak style hash from Brussels sprouts, floury potatoes, walnuts and fruit, making an extra special meal for two.

A speckled plate of thinly sliced seared meat with brussles sprouts, potatoes and walnuts

Venison wellington

A brilliant twist on a classic British favourite: this venison wellington requires two hours to prepare, but it’s simple to follow and is sure to impress dinner party guests.

venison wellington

Game pie

This twist on a classic steak and ale pie replaces chunks of beef for mixed game – think venison, wild boar, partridge and pheasant pieces.

Game Meat Pie Recipe

Venison casserole

Winter comfort in a bowl – this recipe for venison and juniper casserole is easy to make and delivers all those warming flavours you’d expect from a casserole.

Venison and juniper casserole in a bowl served with mash

Pulled pheasant broth with sage and horseradish dumplings

If you want to cook with game, this is a great recipe to start with: pulled pheasant is submerged in an aromatic broth with smoky pancetta and buttered cabbage, not forgetting those fluffy horseradish dumplings.

Pheasant Broth Recipe and Horseradish Dumplings with Sage

Venison and sloe gin stew with cheesy polenta

This meaty stew is bursting with warming, winter flavours – meltingly tender venison is cooked with sloe gin and cheesy polenta, making a comfort recipe the whole family will love.

Venison stew with sloe gin and cheesy polenta, served in two bowls

Wild boar sausage toad in the hole

This simple twist on a British classic swaps pork for wild boar, perfect for when the evenings begin to have a little chill to them.

A toad in the hole with wild boar sausages, served in a black baking dish

Game pie

A great alternative to pork pie, this recipe for game pie is a challenge but totally worth it. Serve in wedges with mustard or chutney.


Venison dogs with pickled beet slaw and cheat’s brioche buns

Perfect comfort food for a festive party or cold Christmas night – try these rich, meaty venison dogs with punchy vinegary slaw, all wrapped up in a sweet brioche bun. This recipe relates to the hot dog at the bottom of the image above.

Venison hot dogs on a tray

Wild venison, field mushroom and ale pudding

For an easy yet impressive main to present to guests or family, check out this steamed suet pastry pudding with wild venison, mushroom and ale.


Venison carpaccio with pickled red cabbage

This restaurant-standard winter stater of venison, marinated with herbs and served with a red cabbage salad, is perfect for entertaining friends and family.

Venison Carpaccio Recipe With Pickled Red Cabbage

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