Smoked venison with melon salad
- Preparation and cooking time
- Serves 2
An easy and impressive summer starter for two. The succulence of melon is a great contrast to the richness of cured meats
For the honey & mustard dressing
- STEP 1
Whisk together the dressing ingredients with a tiny pinch of salt, then set aside. Using a large melon baller or similar shaped implement (we used a measuring spoon), scoop balls out of the melon into a bowl. Cut any large slices of venison in half and arrange on 2 plates overlapping in a ‘petal’ fashion, then place 5-6 melon balls around the venison.
- STEP 2
Toss the watercress and cucumber together in a bowl, then lightly sit a mound in the centre of each plate. Drizzle everything with the dressing and a little extra olive oil, then serve straight away.
A PARTY TWIST
PROSCIUTTO & MELON BITES Wrap 400g bite-size cubes cantaloupe melon in basil leaves and thin strips torn from 100g prosciutto. Secure with cocktail sticks and serve with drinks.