Pan-fried venison with blackberry sauce

Pan-fried venison with blackberry sauce

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
Blackberries are delicious in savoury sauces, and this version is the perfect match for the richly flavoured venison

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal182
  • fat5g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre1g
  • protein28g
  • salt0.24g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 thick venison steaks, or 4 medallions



    The term venison was originally used to describe the meat of any furred game, but in Britain it…

  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
    Balsamic vinegar

    Balsamic vinegar

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    True Balsamic vinegar is an artisan product from Modena, in Emilia Romagna, Italy, and is made…

  • 150ml beef stock (made with 2 tsp Knorr Touch of Taste beef concentrate)
  • 2 tbsp redcurrant jelly
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 85g fresh or frozen blackberry



    A purply black-coloured berry comprising many individual seed-containing fruits surrounding a…


  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan, cook the venison for 5 mins, then turn over and cook for 3-5 mins more, depending on how rare you like it and the thickness of the meat (cook for 5-6 mins on each side for well done). Lift the meat from the pan and set aside to rest.

  2. Add the balsamic vinegar to the pan, then pour in the stock, redcurrant jelly and garlic. Stir over quite a high heat to blend everything together, then add the blackberries and carry on cooking until they soften. Serve with the venison, celeriac mash (see below) and broccoli.

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Comments (59)

robinsof's picture

This was fab and very quick. I didn't have blackberries so just left them out of the sauce and as I was using medallions just cooked them for 3 mins on each side so still nice and pink. I served it with dauphinoise potatoes rather than celeriac mash which was a nice combo too.

wilbert09's picture

Made as recipe, everyone loved it if you cook venison this is how to do it.

chocoholicsal's picture

Quick, simple, easy & delicious. Used cranberry sauce and a splash of port to add oomph to the sauce. This has become a real regular dish in our household. If you've never tried venison urge you try this recipe you'll be converted!

hpugsley's picture

This is lovely, served it with mash and steamed savoy cabbage. The gravy is gorgeous, definitely going to be cooked again.

lburey's picture

Really enjoyed this recipe am definately going to cook it again

numberonegoat's picture

This was absolutely delicious! I served it with the mash and broccoli and ohmygod it was all sooooo goooood!

scoutmumzie's picture

I have made this meal for my family. And my scouts used it in a cooking comp but used pork instead. its a great meal and so easy to do.

leamac83's picture

Delicious!!!! Cant believe the sauce with garlic, balsamic and blackberry could taste so good. Never had celeriac before and will def have again, nice alternative to plain mash.

shaironm's picture

Mmmmm - gorgeous! Very easy "fast food".

katiefairy's picture

I made this last night & it was absolutely wonderful!
I think the sauce would also work with steak or lamb.

emmasphere's picture

This was delicious! Used raspberry jam as a substitute for the red currant jelly.

cdowdeswell's picture

Use a top quality cut of venison

hayleyweeks's picture

couldnt get blackberries so tried it with rasberries family loved it even the children! cooked the venison in the sauce sliced fantastic!

knickers68's picture

cant reccomend this recipe highly enough . was absolutely gorgeous and soo quick , would be great for a dinner party as its so quick . we had some lovely thick pieces of venison which were perfect for cooking pink ... and the gravy was amazing. will definitely be cooking again.

teresag1963's picture

We had this for tea today absolutely delicious extremely tasty, I only put 1 tbsp of redcurrent jelly in though as it is quite sweet and I didn't add the blackberries, we would definately do this again next time we have venison for tea.

drusilla's picture

Absolutely delicious. Never tried venisonl - never tried celeriac either, so double first for me! Might try tiloaa's suggestion about chopping it up and cooking it in the sauce next.

juliahiscock's picture

this was so simple and absolutely delicious

alicia91's picture

very tasty and extremely quick!! highly recommend!!

tiloaa's picture

The family really enjoyed this meal. I bought the venison steaks in a supermarket promotion and hadn't tried cooking venison before. I adapted the recipe by cutting up the venison and cooking it in the sauce. The result was delicious, not strong or gamey


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