JFF Christmas Recipe (Part 2 of 4)

We hope that you have enjoyed the crocodile skewer last week! This week we will be focusing on venison in our cooking. Venison, also known as deer meat, is a good source of protein, iron and vitamin B. It is a healthier alternative to red meat as it has fewer calories, lower cholesterol and lesser fat.

The venison flank steak is a long, flat cut of meat from the deer’s stomach muscles. It is a distinctly flavored, nutritious meat that lends itself to a range of cuisines and serves well as a main dish by simply marinating and grilling the meat. Today we will be learning how to prepare venison steak using red wine as a marinade.

Venison Steak with Red Wine Marinade

2 venison steaks (or more)

1 cup red wine

1 tablespoon black peppercorns

Pinch of white sugar

Pinch of salt

1. Stir red wine, peppercorns, sugar, and salt together and heat for about 5 minutes in saucepan over medium heat. Allow to cool slightly and pour into a resealable plastic bag. Toss the steak in the marinade and seal the bag. Refrigerate for 24 hours to marinate.

2. Heat gas or charcoal grill to high and oil the grill grate

3. Place the steak on the grill. Use these cooking times to cook your steak to medium: 2 to 3 minutes per side for a 1/2-inch thick steak, 4 to 6 minutes per side for a 1-inch thick steak, 6 to 9 minutes per side for a 1 1/2 to 2-inch thick steak.

4. While grilling the steak, pour the marinade into a skillet, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and and simmer for about 10 minutes to reduce marinate by half. Serve steak with wine sauce. Add in a salad or baked potato and you have a complete meal!

venison pic

This recipe makes use of the left over red wine from your Christmas party and transform it into a delicious marinade for dinner! Looking for vension steak? The venison steak flanks from JFF are flown in from New Zealand where the stock are grain fed without the use of any chemicals or hormones. Do contact us for more information and stay tuned next week for part 3 of our Christmas recipes!

**Recipe and picture taken from http://www.mantestedrecipes.com and www.food.com**

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