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Venison in Cranberry Sauce

  • 31.12.2007.
  • Difficult
  • 4 – 6
  • 150 min

In Norway, you should try venison, for example reindeer, North American elk or like this recipe – venison in sweet cranberry sauce. A salty-sweet combination of venison and jam is simply irresistible.

Ingredients 4 – 6 

  • 1 deer backstrap without bones (about 1 kg)
  • salt
  • 1 teaspoon Vegeta
  • peppercorn
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • 100 g bacon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 500 ml water
  • 40 g onion
  • 60 g carrot
  • 1 tablespoon Gussnel (thickener)
  • 150 ml sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons cranberry jam
  • 70 g sheep’s milk cheese

Preparation

  1. 1.
    Rub meat with salt, Vegeta, pepper, thyme and cover with bacon slices.
  2. 2.
    Place the meat in a tin with lid, add oil, 200 ml of water, cover and bake in oven preheated at 170°C for about one hour.
  3. 3.
    Take out the meat, add onion cut in quarters and finely grated carrot.
  4. 4.
    Return to oven, increase temperature to 200°C and bake for another 50 minutes.
  5. 5.
    Take out the meat. Mix onion, carrot and roasting sauce well with electric blender.
  6. 6.
    Mix Gussnel into the remaining water, add sour cream and cranberry jam.
  7. 7.
    Bring to the boil, add the sauce and diced cheese. Briefly boil altogether.

Serving

Cut the deer backstrap into thin slices, top with sauce and serve with mashed potatoes, boiled broccoli or any other vegetables.

Advice

Blueberry jam can be used instead of cranberry jam.

Energy and nutritive values

Energy and nutritive values are calculated for one serving (i.e. for 1 person). If it is a dessert, energy and nutritive values have been calculated for 100 g.

Nutrient Unit of measure Amount F rda (%) M rda (%)
Energy values kcal / kJ 440 / 1.839 - -
Fat g 24,41 - -
Carbohydrates g 5,79 - -
Dietary fibre g 0,77 - -
Protein g 46,82 - -
Salt g 3,70 0 0
Vitamin A μg 4.285,37 107 86
Vitamin D μg 24,20 12 12
Vitamin C mg 8,38 11 9
Niacin mg 12,78 91 64
Potassium mg 711,18 19 19
Calcium mg 65,58 7 7
Phosphorus mg 453,87 57 57

* RDA is based on daily allowances for women of 2000 kcal, and for men of 2900 kcal at the age of 25 to 50. (Source: DRI reports - Macronutrients, Elements, Vitamins, www.nap.edu; Genesis R&D and Podravka d.d.)