• 6servings
  • 60minutes

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Nutrition Info . . .

NutrientsLipids, Carbohydrates, Cellulose
VitaminsA, B2, B3, B9, C, D
MineralsCopper, Sulfur, Phosphorus, Cobalt, Molybdenum

Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 500 g venison fillets

  2. 1 tbsp olive oil

  3. 250 g dried apricots

  4. 2 tbsp honey

  5. 200 ml white wine , sweet

  6. 100 g pistachio nuts , ground

  7. 1 lemons , juice and zest

  8. 1 handfuls breadcrumbs

  9. 400 ml water

  10. 200 g quick-cook polenta

  11. 100 g parmesan , grated

  12. 200 g butter

  13. 1 pinches black pepper

  14. 1/2 red cabbage , finely shredded

  15. 100 g raisins

  16. 200 ml oranges , juice, freshly squeezed

  17. 100 g sugar

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. First prepare the apricot stuffing. Soak the dried apricots in the honey and sweet white wine for 24 hours.

  2. To cook the red cabbage, place the red cabbage, raisins, orange juice and zest and sugar in a large, heavy-based saucepan. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and summer gently for 1 hour, stirring now and then.

  3. Meanwhile, strain the soaked apricots and finely chop them. Mix together the chopped apricots, ground pistachios, lemon juice and zest and breadcrumbs.

  4. Using a long, sharp knife cut a cavity in the venison fillet. Place the apricot mixture in a piping bag with a large nozzle and pipe the filling into the cavity.

  5. Preheat the oven to 200ºC/gas 6.

  6. Heat a heavy roasting pan on the hob until hot. Add in the olive oil, heat through, then add in the stuffed venison fillet. Sear the venison on all sides. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper.

  7. Transfer the venison in the pan to the oven and roast it for 10 minutes.

  8. Remove the venison and allow it to rest for 5 minutes.

  9. While the venison is roasting, cook the polenta. Bring the water to the boil in a large saucepan. Add in the instant polenta in a steady stream, stirring as you do so. Cook, stirring constantly, until the polenta thickens, then simmer, stirring, for 5 minutes. Mix in the Parmesan and butter and season well with salt and freshly ground pepper.

  10. . To serve, slice the venison fillet and serve it with the polenta and red cabbage.


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