Game meat is perhaps the most interesting and unusual of all the delicious products we provide at Farmer’s Choice free range butchers. Not too many people seem to know the precise definition of what constitutes game – but here at Farmer’s Choice it’s Game Month, and we’ve decided that it’s time to educate those who’ve never bought game meat online and to celebrate the diverse and unusual range of meats that fall under the banner of ‘game.’
The term ‘game’ refers to an animal hunted for food which isn’t normally domesticated or raised on farms. Examples of game animals include pheasant, guinea fowl, partridge, venison, rabbit, and wild boar – all products available from the Farmer’s Choice Cooking Game page. Game provides a tasty, healthy option which is distinctly different from meat products that are readily available in supermarkets such as chicken, beef and pork, and as game isn’t farmed, you can be sure that what you’re eating is natural and free range.
Game meat also yields other impressive health benefits. Because wild animals are more active, game meat is leaner and lower in fat than meat that has been reared on non-free range farms. The difference in saturated fat content can be as much as 25g less per 100g – meaning that introducing game meat into your diet could help to reduce the risk of obesity, heart disease and stroke. Venison, for example, has higher levels of iron than other red meats and is high in protein with low levels of saturated fatty acids and cholesterol, making it a perfect option for a meat-lover on a low-fat diet. Partridge and pheasant also contain high levels of zinc, selenium and vitamin B12, which aids the body’s red blood cells, quickens tissue repair and gives your immune system a boost – so not only does game meat taste great, it’ll help you feel great too!
Visit the Farmer’s Choice game recipes page for a range of ideas on how to serve your game meat. There’s something for everybody – classic game dishes such as roast partridge and traditional wild boar pot roast, unusual variations on dishes traditionally served with other meats, such as tandoori pigeon, and dishes you may never have tried before like tipsy guinea fowl, venison in beer and pan-fried partridge with a rice pilau stuffing.
If you haven’t tried game meat before, now is the time to do so. If you’re a fan of game meat, then choosing Farmer’s Choice as your game provider will only serve to increase your appreciation. Visit our cooking game page to select one of our delicious game options, then select one of our simple game recipes to serve up to celebrate game month with Farmer’s Choice!