Recipe by lindseylcw
This is a recipe from Ballindalloch Castle. Wild thyme grows on all our river banks up here and in summer even in our town's drinking water you can taste the thyme - it is delicious. The blueberry also grows wild and when kids come home with a blue face they are said to have a 'blaeberry mou'. Sooo this recipe is full of the flavours of the Scottish Mountains.
Top Review by plantfreek
I grow blueberries-7 diff. varieties & 3 kinds of thyme.Was easy to step into backyard and pick what I needed fresh & use w/venison loin.I've been cookinfor40+ yrs and really enjoy finding a new recipe! Thanks for posting this.
- 1 lb fillet venison
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, and chopped
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 shallots, peeled and finely sliced
- 1 garlic clove, finely sliced
- 1 tablespoon red currant jelly
- 2⁄3 cup red wine, decent one please
- 8 ounces fresh blueberries
- 1 tablespoon butter
Directions See How It's Made
- Slice the venison into 1 inch discs.
- Heat oil in a fry pan and fry each slice of meat for about 2-3 mins till browned but still pink inside. Remove from pan with slotted spoon and keep warm.
- Place shallots, thyme and garlic into the pan and fry gently for 2-3 mins until translucent, add wine and jelly, stir well, reduce by half.
- Mix in the blueberries and simmer for a few mins until the berries have burst, add the butter, take off heat and allow to melt. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve venison with sauce drizzled over the top and garnish with thyme flowers if available. Cheers!