Norwegian Reindeer Pot Roast with Mushrooms Tomatoes Grapes and Pineapple

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Oct. 10, 2011


Reindeer 5 Pound , roast, boned and rolled
Dry red wine 4 Cup (64 tbs)
Onion 1 Large , sliced
Celery stalk 1
Peppercorns 6
Salt 1 Tablespoon
Bay leaves 2
Salt pork/Bacon 1/2 Pound , cut into slices
Butter 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Dairy sour cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Heavy cream 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , whipped
Mushroom 1 Pound , sauteed in butter (for garnish)
Tomatoes 6 , halved and grilled (for garnish)
Blue grapes 1/2 Pound , stemmed (dark variety, for garnish)
Chopped pineapple 1 Cup (16 tbs) , sauteed in butter (for garnish)



1) In a bowl, combine the red wine, onion, celery, peppercorns, salt, and bay leaves together.

2) In a large deep bowl, place the reindeer roast, pour over the wine mixture and allow to marinate for 24 to 48 hours; turning the roast occasionally.


3) Drain the marinade, wipe the roast; strain and reserve the marinade.

4) Lard the roast with salt pork or bacon, wrap around and secure with a string.

5) In a large heavy casserole or Dutch oven, brown the roast in butter on all the sides.

6) Pour over half of the reserved marinade, cover and simmer over a very low heat for 2 to 3 hours, basting occasionally with the pan juices, until the roast is tender.

7) Transfer the roast to a hot platter, keep hot; remove the string and salt pork or bacon.


8) In the same casserole or Dutch oven, swirl in the sour cream and thicken the sauce with a little flour blended with water

9) Gradually work in 1 tablespoon sour cream and cook for 2 or 3 minutes over a very low heat.

10) Lastly stir in the whipped cream and spoon some gravy over the roast on the platter.


11) Surround the Norwegian Reindeer Pot Roast with rows of mushroom caps alternately with mounds of grilled tomatoes, grapes, and pineapple.

Serve immediately with a gravy boat.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 200 Minutes
Ready In: 200 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1458Calories from Fat 660

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 74 g113.8%

Saturated Fat 34 g170%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 1804 mg75.17%

Total Carbohydrates 60 g20%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 35 g

Protein 93 g186%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet