German Wines and Nordic Cuisine
Sweden - Blackcurrant glazed Venison, salsify, and parsley puree with a red wine sauce
WINE RECOMMENDATION: 2-3 year old Baden or Pfalz Spätburgunder.
STEP 1 to 3
600 g venison loin, salt and pepper
100 g frozen blackcurrants
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp freshly grated ginger
1-2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 dl red wine, pinch grained
cardamom, 1 tbsp vanilla sugar
8 salsify, 1 tbsp butter, 2 tbsp
honey, 50 g roasted and chopped
600 g almond potatoes
300 g parsley root
1 dl cream, 1 dl milk, 2 tbsp butter
pinch of suger, salt
pinch of nutmeg
3 dl meat stock
2 finely chopped shallots
1 dl blackcurrant, thyme, bay leaf
3 dl red wine, red wine vinegar
butter, salt and pepper
STEP 1 Boil all ingredients (except sugar) for 5-8 mins. Add sugar and mix in a blender, then strain and store air tight.
STEP 2 Trim venison (saving trimmings for sauce). Season well and fry in oil and butter until brown. Spread a little blackcurrant glaze over the meat, place in oven 120 °C until inner temperature reaches 54-56 °C. Leave to rest.
STEP 3 Prior to slicing, brush a little more glaze on to the meat and fry lightly in a dry frying pan until sticky. Slice and serve.
STEP 4 Peel and directly boil the salsify in salted water, until cooked but still firm, strain and cool. Prior to serving, fry the salsify in butter lightly, adding the nuts and honey, fry until caramelized, season and serve.
STEP 5 Boil potatoes and parsley together in salt water until soft. Boil milk, cream and butter. Mash potatoes and add to cream mix. Season and mix well.
STEP 6 Brown venison trimmings and shallots, add blackcurrants. Add herbs, wine and vinegar and reduce to half. Add the stock and reduce by 1/3, season whisk in the butter and strain.