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Venison With Cognac And Garlic Sauce

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  Venison fillet 1 Pound, trimmed (500 Gram)
  Red wine 8 Tablespoon, mixed with cognac
  Garlic 1⁄2 Clove (2.5 gm), chopped
  Finely grated orange rind 1 Teaspoon
  Juniper berries 4 , crushed
  Butter 2 Tablespoon (For Frying)
  Cognac 4 Tablespoon
  Double cream 1⁄4 Pint (150 Milliliter)
  Garlic butter 2 Tablespoon

Cut the fillet into 4 even-sized pieces, and trim off all the fat and membrane.
Mix the wine and Cognac in whatever proportions suit you and add the garlic, orange rind and juniper berries.
Spoon it over the meat and leave at room temperature for a few hours, turning from time to time.
Scrape all the flavourings from the meat; strain and reserve the marinade.
Saute the fillet pieces for 5-7 minutes in butter over a medium heat, which will cook them medium-pink.
Remove to a warm plate to allow the venison to rest and set.
De-glaze the pan with the marinade, then add the Cognac and cream and reduce quickly to a coating consistency.
Remove from the heat and whisk in the garlic butter in lumps.
Slice the fillets to reveal the pink centres and serve on a pool of the sauce.
These are marvellous accompanied by either the sharp taste of pickled damsons or the sweeter flavour of sweet-spiced prunes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Preparation Time: 
180 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
200 Minutes

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 878 Calories from Fat 540

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 60 g92.6%

Saturated Fat 14.4 g72.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 94.2 mg31.4%

Sodium 118.3 mg4.9%

Total Carbohydrates 5 g1.5%

Dietary Fiber 0.29 g1.2%

Sugars 0.1 g

Protein 50 g100.3%

Vitamin A 14.1% Vitamin C 6.3%

Calcium 2.6% Iron 36.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Venison With Cognac And Garlic Sauce Recipe