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Venison Steak With Red Wine Jus & Caramelized Eschalots

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Venison Steak With Red Wine Jus & Caramelized Eschalots

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4 venison steaks Denver leg cut, approx 2.5-3cm thick (1-1¼ inch)
8 French shallots pelled
1 cup red wine
3 cups thick veal stock
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
Sea Salt
freshly ground black pepper
Butter
Vegetable Oil
Features:
  • Serves 4
  • Medium

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I have had venison on 3 different continents and on each occasion it has tasted completely different from the last. Apart from the obvious reasons for these differences such as whether the meat is farmed or wild, there are many other reasons.
For example, the climate the animal lives in, the age of the animal and even the geography it lives in. For example a very hilly and sparsely vegetated landscape will produce a very different animal to one that has grown up in a fertile well vegetated valley or prairie.
Each of these different varieties of venison has its own redeeming qualities and should not be compared to the other; venison is a meat that should be enjoyed for its uniqueness. As many types of venison that are out there, there would have to be 10 fold as many ways to prepare it, and this one would have to be my personal favourite. The leanness of this particular cut of venison lends itself particularly well to the simplicity of this recipe.

Venison Steak with Red Wine Jus and Caramelized Eschalots

Venison is a meat that should be enjoyed for its uniqueness. The leanness of this particular cut of venison lends itself particularly well to the simplicity of this recipe. 
5 from 1 vote
Course Main Course
Cuisine French
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 4 venison steaks Denver leg cut, approx 2.5-3cm thick (1-1¼ inch)
  • 8 French shallots pelled
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 3 cups thick veal stock
  • 1/2 cup Brown sugar
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • butter
  • vegetable oil

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 180 (350 fahrenheit).
  • Remove venison from the fridge approx 1-2 hrs before cooking.
  • Blanche the peeled shallots in boiling salted water for 5 minutes and drain.
  • Roll the shallots gently in the brown sugar, season lightly with salt and pepper and sauté in a bit of butter until they are golden brown and soft to the centre.
  • Meanwhile in a medium saucepan reduce the wine over medium heat until 3/4’s reduced, add the veal stock and reduce again by half.
  • Season the venison steaks with a little salt and pepper on the top and bottom (on the end grain).
  • Sear the steaks in a little butter and oil in a hot pan (approx 2 minutes per side).
  • Place the seared steaks on a lightly oiled oven pan and cook in the oven for approx 6-7 minutes (the steaks will be rare to medium-rare when served, which is the best way to have such a lean cut).
  • Remove from the oven and allow the steaks to rest approx 10 minutes.
  • Serve on a bed of mash potato, with some wilted spinach to the side, a couple of shallots next to the steak and finish by pouring the red wine jus over the steak and shallots.
Keyword redwinejus, shallot, venison steak
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Paul Hegeman

Paul is a personal Chef to exclusive Sydney clients and is also our most frequently contributing writer. Paul was born in The Netherlands and moved to Canada at a very young age. Experience with traditional European meals at home and the diverse multicultural influence of foods in Canada gave Paul a great appreciation for different culinary styles. Over the years Paul traveled extensively and worked at every level of professional kitchens, from the deep fryer in the local burger joint, to the Head Chef in Five Star Hotels. He now resides full time in Sydney, Australia with his wife and their children. You will find his recipes emphasize natural, uncomplicated flavours and fresh ingredients such as those found in Mediterranean and South East Asian cuisines.

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