venison_blackberries-acrossWith blackberries at their seasonal best at the moment and Stansted wild venison back – this is the perfect early autumn treat.  You can use the loin for a spectacular meal, although a haunch steak or even roast would work just as well.

The blackberries add a sweet/sour hit that compliments the venison perfectly.  It does mean a spot of foraging, but you can gather them on a five minute stroll from the farm shop.  It’s a great activity with the kids providing a perfect excuse for some fresh air.

This venison and blackberry recipe is extremely simple and delicious. Serves 2.

  • 2 thick venison loin steaks
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 150ml beef stock
  • 2 tbsp redcurrant jelly
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 85g fresh blackberries

Pan fry the loin steaks in the oil for 4-5 minutes before turning over and finishing for another 4 minutes before setting aside to rest.

Add the balsamic vinegar to the pan, followed by the stock, jelly and garlic and deglaze the pan, stirring over high heat. Add the blackberries and cook until they soften, then serve.