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Tenderloin Of Elk With Sweet Potato Red Cabbage Swiss Chard And Gingerbread Sauce

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Ingredients
For sweet potato cakes
  Sweet potatoes 4 , peeled and sliced, lengthwise, 1/4 inch thick
  Idaho potatoes 2 , peeled and sliced, lengthwise, 1/4 inch thick
  Granny smith apple 1 , peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  Whipping cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Grated parmigiano reggiano cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Eggs 3
  Minced shallot 1 Tablespoon
  Finely chopped parsley 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Grated nutmeg To Taste
  Salt To Taste
  White pepper To Taste
For braised red cabbage
  Butter 1 Tablespoon
  Red onion 1⁄3 , finely julienned
  Red cabbage 1⁄2 Medium, sliced paper thin
  Brown sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Dry red wine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chicken stock 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Ground cloves 1 Pinch
For elk
  Canola oil 1 Tablespoon
  Elk tenderloin/Pork loin rubbed with ground caraway seed prior to browning 1 1⁄2 Pound
For swiss chard
  Swiss chard/Spinach 1⁄2 Pound
For gingerbread sauce
  Veal brown sauce/Red wine sauce 10 Ounce
  Gingerbread cookie 2 Ounce (1 Piece)
Directions

GETTING READY
1)Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2)Grease baking sheet.

MAKING
3)To prepare sweet potato cakes, in a stainless steel bowl, mix the ingredients and spread over baking sheet. Bake for 40 minutes until firm. Let cool.
4)Using cookie cutter, cut out 2 inch circles out of the potato mixture.
5)Now prepare the cabbage, in a saucepan, heat butter ove medium heat and stir fry onion.
6)Add cabbage to saute and make soft.
7)Dust in sugar and combine. Add in wine, stock and reduce volume.
8)Simmer until cabbage is cooked and dry. Add cloves.
9)To prepare elk, brown elk evely ove medium heat.
10)Roast in a roasting pan for 12 minutes over medium rare.

FINALIZING
11)To prepare Swiss chard, heat butter to soften chard and season it.
12)Now prepare gingerbread sauce by heating brown sauce over medium heat, adding crushed cookie into this and simmering for 5 minutes. Strain.

SERVING
13)On serving plates, place one potato cake in the center, with hot cabbage on top filling cookie cutter to the brim. Thus you get a 2 layered circle with potato at bottom and cabbage on top. Place in hot chard on top. Coat plate with ginger bread sauce.
14)Make 16 slices of meat and place 4 around each potato.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Bit Difficult
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Sauce
Ingredient: 
Tenderloin
Interest: 
Everyday
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes

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