2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 medium carrot, finely grated
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
tablespoon thyme leaves, finely chopped
pinch chilli flakes
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
400g venison mince (I used Silver Fern Farms)
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 egg, beaten
¼ cup milk
½ cup panko crumbs
6 slices streaky bacon


1.Preheat oven to 200°C.
2.Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and cook the onion, carrot and garlic until soft.
3.Add the thyme, chilli flakes and cloves and set aside to cool for a few minutes.
4.Mix in the venison mince, salt, egg, milk and panko crumbs. The mix will be quite soft.
5.Use wet hands to shape into 6 loaves, wrap with strip of bacon and put onto a baking-paperlined oven tray.
6.Bake for 25 minutes.
7.Serve with your favourite chutney, mashed potatoes and vegetables.

Recipes & Food Styling Ginny Grant / Photography Aaron McLean / Styling Fiona Lascelles

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