1kg boned leg or shoulder of venison, cut into large chunks (or buy ready-cubed venison for stewing)
5 tbsp plain flour, seasoned with salt and pepper
2 tbsp redcurrant jelly (or rowan or hawthorn jelly)
450ml dry red wine (Rioja is good)
450ml beef stock
2 thyme sprigs
1 bay leaf
Prep:15 minsCook:1 hr, 50 mins
oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Fry the vegetables in a little oil and
butter in a heavy-based casserole for 4-5 mins until golden. Tip in the
garlic and fry for a further min, then set aside.
the venison into a plastic bag with seasoned flour and shake to coat.
Add a little more oil and butter to the pan, then fry the venison over a
high heat, stirring now and then, until well browned. Don’t crowd the
pan – cook in batches if necessary. Set aside with the vegetables.
the redcurrant jelly and wine to the pan, and bring to the boil,
scraping up all the bits that have stuck to the bottom. Pour in the
stock, then add the thyme, bay leaf, meat and vegetables. Season if you
like and bring to the boil. Cover and transfer to the oven for about 1½
hrs or until tender. Remove from the oven and check the seasoning.