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Venison Loin, Boneless


Venison Loin, Boneless


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    The boneless loin of venison is an extraordinary cut that is the tenderest of the tender. When cooking with venison you can explore a world of flavors, as it works with virtually any seasoning, spice or sauce.

    All orders ship via FedEx Overnight. You choose your delivery date - up to 30 days in advance. Orders placed before Noon ET, Monday-Thursday can be delivered the next business day.

    The loins (strip, short and tender) are truly the choicest cuts of venison.

    The meat comes from either side of the back (loin is often called backstrap), and the muscles there don’t work very hard. This is the reason it’s so tender.

    A boneless loin is easy to prepare; just sear and then roast in the oven.

    The loin has a velvety, tight texture. And venison has a complex flavor profile: a little fruity, woodsy and sweet; a slight minerality due to the high iron and zinc content; an intensity unique among red meats.

    This is why there are many venison recipes that involve chocolate sauces, pomegranate or sundried cherries. The meat works well with both savory and sweet accompaniments.

    Depending on your sauce, you can pair venison with berry-forward or vibrant young red wines. We often turn to the bold Malbecs of Southwest France when eating venison.

    Just the facts

    • Authentic, Cervena-certified venison
    • Every farm practices sustainable farming methods and humane treatment of animals
    • Grass fed, pasture raised
    • No antibiotics, hormones or steroids
    • High in protein, lower in fat and calories than beef
    • Sold in an uncooked state
    • Product of New Zealand
    • For best taste on fresh products, use or freeze within 3-5 days of receipt; for frozen products, use within 1-2 days after thawing

    For our venison, we trust a cooperative of ranchers in New Zealand who raise Red deer according to the strict standards required by the Cervena name.

    Cervena is a trademarked appellation which certifies that all the venison in their cooperative has been humanely pasture-raised and 100% grass-fed with only minimal supplemental feed such as hay. The pristine pastures of New Zealand offer conditions that are essentially wild, but in which the ranchers can still monitor and protect the deer.

    Another reason we respect the cooperative is that they reject the use of steroids, growth hormones and antibiotics. Only in cases of extreme disease will antibiotics be administered, and then the animal is tracked and not allowed to be processed.

    Cervena also requires that animals be less than three years of age at the time of processing, and that processing take place at accredited facilities that are specifically licensed and regularly audited by an independent agency.

    All of this focused care brings out the best in the venison; it is lean, consistently tender, deep red and full of sweet flavor.

    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 boneless loin requires a little trimming and removal of silver skin. Keep in mind when cooking this lean meat that it cooks faster than beef or other red meats with fat in them. No fat means no protection from the heat. It also means that venison is best when rare or medium rare.

    Our Venison

    As free-range as it gets without being wild, our venison comes from a certified cooperative in New Zealand where the deer roam and feed on tall-grass pastures in a pristine environment. With no added antibiotics or growth stimulants, this superior quality meat offers great taste, texture and health benefits.

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