venison

Pronunciation: [VEHN-ih-suhn; VEHN-ih-zuhn]

The most common large game meat is venison, which, though commonly thought of as deer, is a term that broadly includes the meat from elk, moose, reindeer, caribou and antelope.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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Spotlight Recipe: Venison Curry Meatballs in Sun-Dried Tomato Phyllo Cups

These cocktail-sized meatball appetizers are created from venison (deer-meat), a low calorie and very low fat meat. This recipe combines light and flaky phyllo filled with mildly-flavored meat and topped with tangy mango chutney. Instead of the recommended 2 per person portion, create larger meatballs and to serve over whole wheat spaghetti.