Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins
Looking for different ways to use that deer meat? This is a great recipe I found recently that I wanted to share with you all! Recipe originally used lingon berries which can be almost impossible to find in the USA. They very closely resemble cranberries in appearance and flavor so I have substituted those in this recipe. Do not forget to drink the wine that remains in the bottle! hehehe
- 4 lbs venison loin, boneless
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1⁄4 teaspoons fresh ground pepper
- 3⁄4 teaspoon fresh thyme, crushed
- 2 cups dry red wine
- 2 cups beef or 2 cups venison stock
- 2 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
- 15 ounces whole berry cranberry sauce
- 1⁄2 teaspoon powdered ginger
- fresh thyme sprig
- Rub the venison with the olive oil, 3/4 teaspoon of the salt, 1 teaspoon of the pepper and 1/2 teaspoon thyme, pressing the seasonings into the meat. Allow the venison to come to room temperature.
- Set the loin on a rack in a roasting pan and roast at 400°F until medium-rare, about 135°F on a meat thermometer, about 25 to 30 minutes basting frequently with the pan juices.
- Tent the venison loosely with foil and set aside for 10 to 15 minutes before carving.
- Place the roasting pan on stove top over medium high heat and add the wine. Bring to a boil and cool until reduced to 1/2 cup, about 5 mintues. Be sure to scrape the browned bits from the bottom of the pan.
- Add the stock and bring to a boil. Add the cranberries and reduce the heat to low and simmer, uncovered, until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
- Add the ginger, 1/4 teaspoon each of salt, pepper, thyme and the cold butter. Allow the butter to completely melt before removing from heat.
- Slice the venison thinly and serve with the hot sauce.