French rack of venison

French rack of venison

A prime cut of venison to cook quickly and serve pink.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Venison
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Chinese water deer rack, French trimmed (you can use any venison rack and adjust cooking times to suit the size of the joint)
  • 3 garlic cloves, unpeeled and crushed
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • salt and pepper
  • butter and oil

Mash

  • 250 grams butter
  • 250 ml double cream
  • 750 grams Maris piper potatoes
  • salt and pepper to season

Instructions
 

  • Pat the rack dry to remove blood and moisture. Season liberally with salt and pepper.
  • Melt a knob of butter and a tablespoon of oil in a heavy pan. Heat until bubbling, then add the garlic and rosemary.
  • When sizzling hot, add the rack for 4-6 minutes, turning every minute or so and basting with the oil and butter in the pan.
  • Remove from the pan and place on a dish in a warm oven for 5 minutes (this is where you adjust cooking times for larger racks).
  • Remove from the oven and rest for 5-10 minutes. Cook your choice of greens as the meat is resting.
  • Slice into portions once the meat has rested. Serve on a warm plate with a nice portion of mash.
  • Place the greens over the mash, then 3-4 cutlets from the rack and spoon over some gravy.

Mash

  • Place the potatoes in the oven at 150°C for around 1 hour until soft inside.
  • Add the butter and cream to a pan and simmer while stirring until thickened. Season with the salt and white pepper.
  • Take the baked potatoes out and cut into halves. Spoon the inside of the potatoes into a ricer/sieve and push through to ensure a silky smooth consistency.
  • Put the potato mash into the emulsion on the lowest possible heat and gently fold using a rubber spatula until the potato has absorbed all the emulsion and is silky smooth.

Notes

Interesting to try the different species of venison when cooking- they all offer something different in taste and size.
This recipe is supplied by https://deerbox.co.uk/
 
Keyword rack, Venison