Venison Butt Tender (Tenderloin Cap)

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Venison from New Zealand, grass-fed, raised on tall-grass pastures, with no added antibiotics or growth stimulants. As free-range as it gets without being wild, our venison comes from ranches that practice sustainable methods and provide the deer vast pastures in a pristine environment. Our venison is superior-quality lean red meat that offers great taste, tender texture, and health benefits.

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We’ve made a small amount of this particular cut, usually reserved for chefs, available to home cooks for a limited time. Try it while you can!

This unusual cut comes from the end of the tenderloin and offers perfect 5-ounce servings that cook up fast. The good news is that it doesn't take a culinary genius to turn venison into a beautiful meal. But first, this cut of fine-grained, lean venison needs some silver skin trimmed off before marinating.

Tenderloin cap will be delicious when seared hot and fast – on a pan, on the grill, or under the broiler. Try it cut into chunks for grilled kebabs. Just be sure to cook it quickly and not too long, or the fine texture will be compromised. We recommend keeping venison as rare as possible, and slicing against the grain when serving.

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

Our venison comes from a group of small-scale 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 with their label 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.

One of the Cervena standards is a rejection 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, which takes place only 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 butt tender requires the 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 group of New Zealand ranchers who allow the deer to 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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