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KILO FOR KILO, NOTHING BEATS VENISON FOR A HIT OF BULK-BUILDING PROTEIN. DIG OUT YOUR MALLET: IT’S HAMMER TIME
4 x 140g VENISON, STEAKS, HAUNCH OR LOIN A BUTTERNUT SQUASH, PEELED AND CUBED A RED CHILLI, DICED 2 TBSP CORIANDER, CHOPPED 2 TBSP PUMPKIN SEEDS, TOASTED 2 TBSP SHERRY VINEGAR 1 TBSP RAPESEED OIL
Not only will pummelling a slab of buck meat with a mallet make you feel like Chris Hemsworth, but it’ll give you Thor-esque upper arms too. “Leaner than beef and boasting more protein, venison also packs unrivalled levels of creatine, to switch on muscle growth,” says Price. So a pounding of flesh will help your biceps and shoulders grow to heroic proportions.
Place each steak inside a Ziploc bag and smack them down to 1 cm thick. Once you’re done taking out the day’s stress on your haunch, roast the squash at 200° until soft, then set aside to cool. Throw the other ingredients into the roasting pan along with the squash and shuffle to coat the lot in oil. Season your hammered meat and stick it in a hot pan, flash-frying the venison to keep it pink. Serve with the butternut squash and salad leaves – a feast fit for a Norse god.
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