Venison steak with blackberry sauce, horseradish and potato rosti

Caroline Davey

Caroline Davey

1st December 2014

Venison steak with blackberry sauce, horseradish and potato rosti

Venison recipes are becoming more popular in recent times as venison becomes a more mainstream meat in the UK. With flavours and cooking methods to suit a range of skill sets, why not give this Venison steak with blackberry sauce, horseradish and potato rosti recipe a try for yourself?

Ingredients

  • Serves 4
  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 25 minutes
  • • 4 venison steaks (use beef if you can’t source venison)
  • • 1tsp black peppercorns
  • • 1tsp dried mugwort (optional)
  • • 225g blackberries
  • • 425 ml chicken stock
  • • 75 ml Gallo Family Vineyards Autumn Red
  • • 4 tbsp sloe gin
  • • 1 tsp blackberry jam
  • • Lemon juice, to taste
  • • 4 medium sized potatoes (maris piper are good for this)
  • • Horseradish root (to taste)
  • • Vegetable oil for frying
  • • Salt and pepper

Method

Horseradish root and potato rosti:

1. Cut the potatoes in half and boil for 5 minutes.

2. Remove from the pan and leave to drain and cool, before grating

3. Grate some horseradish root into the mixture to taste and season with salt and pepper.

5. Heat the vegetable oil in a frying pan, form the grated mix into patties and fry until golden.

To cook the venison:

1. Season the meat with salt. Crush black peppercorns and dried mugwort together and roll the venison in it to create a light coating.

2. Heat a large frying pan until just smoking and add the steaks.

3. Turn each piece as it colours, until the meat is well-coloured

4. Rest the meat for at least as long as it cooked for in a warm place and then slice across the grain.

Blackberry sauce

1. Press and sieve the blackberries

2. Add the Gallo Family Vineyards Autumn Red to the pan used to cook the venison, stir and reduce for a few minutes

3. Add the sloe gin, blackberries, blackberry jam and boil until the sauce coats the back of a spoon, add seasoning and sharpen with a squeeze of lemon juice

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