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Our Cervena-certified venison medallions are naturally low in fat and calories, and come from grass-fed deer raised on vast pastureland in the pristine countryside of New Zealand.
Prized by chefs worldwide for lean meat that consistently serves up a deliciously mild taste, Cervena venison is always tender, unlike hunted game meats. This is because the deer are naturally raised on huge ranches in New Zealand where they are able to roam and graze in stress-free conditions. The deer feed on tall grasses, which may be supplemented during the colder months with natural feed like hay and silage. No growth hormones or steroids are ever administered, and the deer grow to no more than 36 months of age. This premium product is distinguished from all other venison by the Cervena trademarked assurance that the meat has been naturally-raised and processed according to the strict quality standards of the Cervena brand in plants that are specifically licensed and regularly audited by an independent agency. Naturally low in calories and fat, yet packed with nutrients like iron, zinc and B vitamins, Cervena venison is a high-quality protein and one of the healthiest red meats available today. According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, venison has about 20% less fat and about 100 fewer calories per 3.5 ounce serving than beef. It's the ideal meat to include as part of a healthy and balanced diet. The medallion is a versatile cut, perfect when pan-fried, roasted or grilled. Lean and dark red, venison is a super-healthy meat that should be cooked with care. With no fat to protect it from the heat, it is best when served rare to medium rare.
"Chef Graham Brown serves seared venison medallions with a twist on tarte Tatin, an earthy combination of roasted mushrooms and shallots with garlic and red wine. "