Wild mushroom & venison stroganoff for two lucky people

Venison Stroganoff

Serves 2

  • 200 g white rice

  • extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 medium red onion, peeled and finely chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and finely sliced

  • 300 g venison loin, fat and sinews removed, trimmed and sliced into finger-sized pieces

  • sea salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon paprika

  • 250 g mixed exciting and robust mushrooms, wiped clean, torn into bite-sized pieces

  • 1 bunch fresh flat-leaf parsley, leaves picked and finely chopped, stalks finely chopped

  • 1 knob butter

  • 1 good splash brandy

  • zest of ½ lemon

  • 150 ml crème fraîche or soured cream

  • a few little gherkins, sliced

Cook the rice according to the packet instructions until it's just undercooked and drain in a colander. Put the rice back in the pan, cover with tinfoil and leave to steam – this will give you incredibly light and fluffy rice.



Heat a large frying pan on a medium heat and pour in a lug of extra virgin olive oil. Add the onions and garlic and cook for about 10 minutes until softened and golden. Remove from the heat and spoon the onions and garlic out of the pan on to a plate. Keep to one side.



Season the meat well with salt, pepper and paprika. Rub and massage these flavourings into the meat. Place the frying pan back on a high heat and pour in some more olive oil. Add the mushrooms and fry for a few minutes until they start to brown. Then add the meat and fry for a minute or two before adding the parsley stalks (you can do this in two pans or in batches if your pan is not big enough) and the cooked onion and garlic. Toss and add the butter and brandy.



You don't have to set light to the hot brandy, but flaming does give an interesting flavour so I always like to do this. Once the flames die down, or after a couple of minutes of simmering, stir in the lemon zest and all but 1 tablespoon of the crème fraîche and season to taste. Continue simmering for a few minutes. Any longer than this and the meat will toughen up – it doesn't need long as it's been cut up so small.



Serve your fluffy rice on one big plate and your stroganoff on another. Simply spoon the remaining crème fraîche over the stroganoff, then sprinkle over the sliced gherkins and parsley leaves. Eat at once!

Nutritional Information

Wild mushroom & venison stroganoff for two lucky people

Creamy and hearty, with a splash of brandy

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There's something magical about the combo of game and wild mushrooms in this venison stroganoff
Serves 2
45m
Super easy
Method

This venison stroganoff is absolutely fantastic – of course, you can use more traditional beef fillet instead of venison, and any mushrooms you like, but there's something about venison and wild mushrooms that works so well together. Have a go at this and you'll know what I mean! The whole point of this dish is that by the time you start cooking the meat, it will all come together quickly. The meat will be quite pink – cook it for longer if you want but it will go slightly tougher.

Cook the rice according to the packet instructions until it's just undercooked and drain in a colander. Put the rice back in the pan, cover with tinfoil and leave to steam – this will give you incredibly light and fluffy rice.

Heat a large frying pan on a medium heat and pour in a lug of extra virgin olive oil. Add the onions and garlic and cook for about 10 minutes until softened and golden. Remove from the heat and spoon the onions and garlic out of the pan on to a plate. Keep to one side.

Season the meat well with salt, pepper and paprika. Rub and massage these flavourings into the meat. Place the frying pan back on a high heat and pour in some more olive oil. Add the mushrooms and fry for a few minutes until they start to brown. Then add the meat and fry for a minute or two before adding the parsley stalks (you can do this in two pans or in batches if your pan is not big enough) and the cooked onion and garlic. Toss and add the butter and brandy.

You don't have to set light to the hot brandy, but flaming does give an interesting flavour so I always like to do this. Once the flames die down, or after a couple of minutes of simmering, stir in the lemon zest and all but 1 tablespoon of the crème fraîche and season to taste. Continue simmering for a few minutes. Any longer than this and the meat will toughen up – it doesn't need long as it's been cut up so small.

Serve your fluffy rice on one big plate and your stroganoff on another. Simply spoon the remaining crème fraîche over the stroganoff, then sprinkle over the sliced gherkins and parsley leaves. Eat at once!

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Nutritional Information Amount per serving:
  • Calories 1066 53%
  • Carbs 83.2g 32%
  • Sugar 7.9g 9%
  • Fat 57.1g 82%
  • Saturates 29.0g 145%
  • Protein 49.6g 110%
Of an adult's reference intake

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