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Venison medallions with a redcurrant, port and crème fraîche sauce

Patrick Anthony's venison medallions with a redcurrant, port and crème fraîche sauce Get ahead of the game with these delicious venison medallions from Patrick Anthony's contribution to the July 2009 market at Southbank.

8 venison loin steaks, about 85g each
2 Tbs oil
salt and pepper
25ml whisky or brandy (optional)
175ml port
2 Tbs redcurrant jelly
6 Tbs crème fraîche
25g butter

To accompany:
spinach and watercress salad
new boiled potatoes or buttery mash

A few simple steps and you are done.

  • First, season the venison pieces.
  • Heat the pan add the oil and quickly brown the venison on both sides being careful not to overcook then flambe with brandy or whisky if using and remove to a dish to keep warm 
  • Add the port to the pan and allow to bubble up, then, stir in the redcurrant jelly and blend in.
  • When reduced by half, add the crème fraîche and bring to the boil. Stir in the butter in little pieces.
  • Return the venison to the pan and when hot serve at once with the salad and potatoes.