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Venison Stew with Walnut Topping

  • Preparation Time: 10 mins
  • Serves: 3-4
  • Cooking Time: 130 mins
  • Ready Time: 120 mins
  • Cooking Method: Slow Cook
  • Difficulty: moderate

1 pack Silver Fern Farms Diced Venison
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 medium-size onions, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic
2 Tbsp flour
250 ml red wine
60 g prunes (approx 12)
3 rashers lean bacon, roughly chopped
275 ml beef stock

3 celery sticks, sliced diagonally
½ cup walnut pieces
2 tsp butter

Preheat oven to 160°C. Heat oil in a heavy-based flameproof casserole dish and brown meat. Remove meat from dish and lower heat. Add onions and garlic and cook until golden. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute.

Remove from heat and gradually stir in red wine. Return meat to casserole dish.

Mix in prunes, bacon, and stock; bring to boil. Cover and bake at 160°C for 1½-2 hours.

For the topping, cook celery and walnuts in butter on medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Sprinkle over the casserole or over individual servings. Serve immediately.

Recipe supplied by Silver Fern Farms.

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