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Venison Sauerbraten

  • 1kg/2lb Venison Chuck Steak (in one piece)
  • 2 Onions, sliced
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 10 Peppercorns
  • 10 Juniper Berries
  • 4 Whole Cloves
  • 240ml/8fl.oz. Boiling Water
  • Salt
  • Vegetable oil
  • 10 Gingernut Biscuits, crushed
  • 2 teasp Sugar

1. Place the venison in a large mixing bowl together with the onions, bay leaves, tightly and refrigerate, turning venison twice a day for at least 2 days. Never pierce the meat when turning.

2. Remove the venison from the bowl and reserve the marinade.

3. Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the venison and brown on all sides.

4. Add the marinade , bring to the boil then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 3 to 3-1/2 hrs until tender. Can also be cooked in a slow cooker or crockpot on high for 8 hours.

5. Remove the venison and onions from the pan and keep warm.

6. Strain the cooking liquor into a measuring jug and make up to 600ml/1pt with extra water.

7. Pour the liquid into a saucepan, bring to the boil, reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

8. Stir in the crushed ginger nuts and sugar then cover and simmer for a further 3 minutes.

9. To serve - slice the venison and place on a warmed serving platter. Garnish with the onions and drizzle a little of the gravy over the top. Serve the remaining gravy separately.

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