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Sautéd Venison with Green Peppercorns Recipe

Venison is a sometimes overlooked meat - this dish is sure to convert you!
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1 hr


Serves 4

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  • 4 x 170g Loin of Venison
  • Sunflower Oil
  • 20g Unsalted Butter
  • Mill Pepper
  • Maldon Salt
  • 2 Granny Smiths Apples (peeled and cut into 10 wedges each)
  • 15g Green Peppercorns
  • 30g Unsalted Butter
  • 50g Golden Caster Sugar
  • 80ml Dry White Wine
  • 100ml Chicken and Beef Jus
  • 2-3 Drops Red Wine Vinegar


  • Step 1 : Venison

    Lightly season the venison then heat a frying pan over a medium flame and add a little sunflower oil.

    Sauté the meat in the oil until brown all over then reduce the heat slightly and add the 20g of butter and roll the meat in the butter and oil mixture. Let the meat cook to medium rare (the venison will be dry and tough if overcooked) taking care not to burn the pan. this should take 2 minutes on each side.

    When the meat is cooked, remove it from the pan and set it onto a warm plate to rest.

  • Step 2 : Sauce

    Tip the fat from the pan then return the pan to a medium heat and add the 30g of butter closely followed by the apples. Toss the apples in the pan until then colour slightly then add the sugar. Cook the sugar to a golden caramel then add the wine. Boil to form a sauce, stirring in the chicken and beef jus and peppercorns as the wine has almost evaporated. Finish with two or three drops of red wine vinegar and set aside. Take care not to make a jam in the pan and have the sauce set on the plate as your guest try to eat the dish.

    To serve add any juices that have run from the meat to the sauce then put the venison into a hot oven for three minutes to warm through. Don’t overheat the meat or all the good work done in resting the venison will be undone. Slice the meat into 6mm slices and serve with the glazed apples alongside the meat and the sauce around.