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How To Make Venison Stew

How To Make Venison Stew

Venison Stew: this easy venison recipe will show you how to make stewed venison with cherries and juniper. Chef Sophie Wright shows us how to make easy venison stew.

Step 1: Sear the steak

Mix 1kg of diced venison with 2 tablespoons of flour and plenty of salt and pepper.
Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a casserole pan and sear off the venison steak until it has started to colour all over.

Step 2: Shallots & Spices

At this stage add to the venison 6 small shallots which have been cut in half and continue cooking until they start to colour.
Add in a cinnamon stick, a star anis, 2 bay leaves, 2 sprigs of thyme and 2 chopped cloves of garlic. Stir everything together.

Step 3: Liquid

Pour in 400mls of red wine, and scrape the bottom of the pan to release all the tasty bits that have stuck to the bottom.
Add in 500ml Stock, bring to the boil and cook on the hob for 1 ½ -2 hours.

Step 4: Berries

When this time is up, add in 200g cherries and 4 juniper berries, then cook for a further 30mins.

Serve you venison stew with super creamy mash potatoes.