Venison carpaccio with orange & horseradish

Venison Carpaccio

Serves 6-8

  • 12 whole shallots, unpeeled

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for brushing

  • 1 sprig of fresh thyme

  • 1 kg boned venison loin

  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh horseradish

  • 200 ml half-fat crème fraîche

  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar

  • 1 sprig of fresh rosemary, finely chopped

  • 1 orange, finely grated zest

Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/gas 4. Toss the shallots in the olive oil, season, and place them in a shallow baking dish with the thyme sprig. Cover tightly with foil and bake in the oven for 45 minutes or until soft.



Meanwhile, preheat a heavy griddle pan that's large enough to hold the venison comfortably. If your griddle pan is too small, cut the venison into 2 pieces and grill it in 2 batches. Remove all the fat and any sinew from the venison, season well, and brush with olive oil. Place on the hot griddle and sear and brown all over – about 2–3 minutes. Take out of the pan and place on a plate to cool for about 30 minutes.



Mix the horseradish into the crème fraîche. Season it well with salt, pepper and the vinegar.



Thinly slice the venison with a sharp carving knife and lay 3 slices on each plate. Peel some of the warm shallots, tear them in half and lay a piece on top of each piece of venison. Dollop a little horseradish crème fraîche on top and sprinkle the plates with the rosemary and orange zest before serving.

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Venison carpaccio with orange & horseradish

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This is my British spin on classic beef carpaccio, made with gorgeous seared venison
Serves 6-8
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Give your butcher a bit of notice and I'm sure he'll have no problem getting hold of a little venison for you. It isn't that expensive and it's really tasty.

Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/gas 4. Toss the shallots in the olive oil, season, and place them in a shallow baking dish with the thyme sprig. Cover tightly with foil and bake in the oven for 45 minutes or until soft.

Meanwhile, preheat a heavy griddle pan that's large enough to hold the venison comfortably. If your griddle pan is too small, cut the venison into 2 pieces and grill it in 2 batches. Remove all the fat and any sinew from the venison, season well, and brush with olive oil. Place on the hot griddle and sear and brown all over – about 2–3 minutes. Take out of the pan and place on a plate to cool for about 30 minutes.

Mix the horseradish into the crème fraîche. Season it well with salt, pepper and the vinegar.

Thinly slice the venison with a sharp carving knife and lay 3 slices on each plate. Peel some of the warm shallots, tear them in half and lay a piece on top of each piece of venison. Dollop a little horseradish crème fraîche on top and sprinkle the plates with the rosemary and orange zest before serving.

Nutritional Information Amount per serving:

Calories

Calories are just a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use you can gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are, but it's around 2,000 a day.

Carbs

Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.

Sugar

We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturates

Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.

Protein

Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 206
    10%
  • Carbs 2.4g
    1%
  • Sugar 1.8g 2%
  • Fat 8.8g 13%
  • Saturates 3.9g 20%
  • Protein 29.0g 64%
Of an adult's reference intake

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  • 12 whole shallots, unpeeled

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for brushing

  • 1 sprig of fresh thyme

  • 1 kg boned venison loin

  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh horseradish

  • 200 ml half-fat crème fraîche

  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar

  • 1 sprig of fresh rosemary, finely chopped

  • 1 orange, finely grated zest