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Roasted Venison with Pommes Maxim and Sauce Grand Veneur

From late fall and throughout winter, Cervena venison is the game of choice for Jordan Winery recipes. This venison is lean, nuanced and a new experience for most. Sauce Grand Veneur, or huntsman’s sauce, has berry notes that highlight our fruit-forward Cabernet.

Ingredients

  • 2 racks of Cervena venison, frenched and portioned into double chops (bones reserved for sauce)

  • 2 Tbsp peanut oil

  • salt and pepper to taste

For the sauce

  • bones from two racks of venison

  • 2 Tbsp peanut oil

  • 2 Tbsp butter

  • 10 shallots, peeled, trimmed and sliced

  • ½ carrot, sliced

  • ½ celery rib, sliced

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 6 sprigs thyme

  • 10 sprigs parsley

  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste

  • ¼ cup Champagne vinegar

  • 2 cups Jordan Chardonnay

  • 1 cup Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon

  • 2 cups brown veal stock

  • 2 cups brown chicken stock

  • 15 peppercorns, crushed

  • 1/3 cup heavy cream

  • 2 Tbsp lingonberry preserves

For the pommes maxim

  • 6 purple Peruvian potatoes

  • 1 cup peanut oil

  • salt and pepper to taste

Ingredients

  • 2 racks of Cervena venison, frenched and portioned into double chops (bones reserved for sauce)

  • 2 Tbsp peanut oil

  • salt and pepper to taste

For the sauce

  • bones from two racks of venison

  • 2 Tbsp peanut oil

  • 2 Tbsp butter

  • 10 shallots, peeled, trimmed and sliced

  • ½ carrot, sliced

  • ½ celery rib, sliced

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 6 sprigs thyme

  • 10 sprigs parsley

  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste

  • ¼ cup Champagne vinegar

  • 2 cups Jordan Chardonnay

  • 1 cup Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon

  • 2 cups brown veal stock

  • 2 cups brown chicken stock

  • 15 peppercorns, crushed

  • 1/3 cup heavy cream

  • 2 Tbsp lingonberry preserves

For the pommes maxim

  • 6 purple Peruvian potatoes

  • 1 cup peanut oil

  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

serves 6

Preheat oven to 375°. 

In a cast iron skillet, heat oil to a shimmer. Season venison chops with salt and pepper and sear to a rich brown on one side. Turn and finish in the oven until an instant read thermometer reads 130°. Allow venison to rest for five minutes before plating. 

To prepare the sauce, preheat oven to 450°. Heat an eight-quart sauce pot over medium high heat and add the peanut oil. When the pot is hot, cook the bones briefly and then transfer to the oven. Allow the bones to brown in the oven, about twenty to thirty minutes.

Carefully remove pot from the oven, pour off fat. Add the butter and the shallots, carrots, celery, garlic, thyme, parsley and tomato paste. Sauté until the vegetables begin to turn golden brown. Deglaze the pot with the vinegar and wine and cook down until nearly dry.

Add veal and chicken stocks and reduce to desired consistency (approximately two cups).

To finish, add crushed peppercorns, cream and lingonberries and reduce the sauce over medium low heat for an additional fifteen minutes.

For the pmmes maxim, begin by heating oil to 365°. Peel and slice potatoes into paper thin disks and hold between paper towels until ready to assemble. Overlap slices to form a circle and fry until edges just begin to brown. Remove from oil and season immediately with salt and pepper. This may be cooked up to one hour prior to serving and reheated in a 350° oven.

Wine Pairing Suggestions

Every bottle of Jordan is crafted with food in mind. The elegant balance between fruit, acidity, tannin and alcohol found in our Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon make them versatile for a variety of food & wine pairings. We’ve selected a few vintages that we believe will complement or contrast flavors in this recipe perfectly.

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