How to make it

  • Season venison with salt and Pepper Mixture to taste. Heat oil in a large sauté pan over high heat. Bring oil to smoking point.
  • Place medallions carefully in pan and sauté for 3 minutes, being careful not to crowd pan. Turn and cook for another 2 minutes for medium-rare. Repeat as needed to brown all fillets.
  • Spoon Blackberry-Sage Sauce over the bottom of each of four warm dinner plates. Place 2 venison medallions in center of each plate and nestle a small mound of Compote of Leek and Wild Mushrooms above the medallions. Serve immediately.
  • Blackberry-Sage Sauce:
  • Place Zinfandel in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes or until berries are soft.
  • Add demi-glace and bring liquid to a boil. Lower heat and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes of to coat the back of a spoon.
  • Strain sauce and whisk in butter. Season with salt and lemon juice to taste.
  • Place sage in sauce and steep for 10 to 20 minutes or until ready to use. Keep warm. Remove sage sprigs before serving.
  • Compote of Leek and Wild Mushrooms:
  • Cut leek into 2-inch sections. Cut sections into fine julienne strips.
  • Combine julienne of leeks, wild mushrooms, and cream in a medium saucepan. Bring liquid to a boil, lower heat, and cook for about 5 minutes or until cream has thickened.
  • Remove from heat and season to taste with salt and lemon juice. Keep warm.

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  • lunasea 12 years ago
    This is a very impressive and wonderful recipe. I can't wait to try it out. I love the flavors...and I've never had venison before, so I might have to sub in the filet mignon. Thanks so much.
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    " It was excellent "
    sunny ate it and said...
    WoW - very impressive recipe.
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  • mamitachula 12 years ago
    This sounds great. My husband and son love game; I cook it, but I'm not a fan of the gamey taste. This recipe sounds wonderful ~ I will definitely try it. Thanks.
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    " It was excellent "
    mystic_river1 ate it and said...
    Perfection Dino!
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