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A LOVE FOR WILD FOODS

At the heart of our business lies a real love for wild, forest foods.

The time honored skills of preparing, preserving and serving this rich bounty are once again on the rise.

Autumn is our favorite time of year, it’s game season.

We are excited to share our favorite game recipes with you or if you have a recipe you’d like to share with us we would love to try and share it. 

 

Venison Fajitas

 2 Tbsp. oil

 1 lb. Venison steak cut into 1/2″ strips

1 package Fajita Seasoning

1 medium onion cut in half.  Use one half & slice into thin slices. (Save other half for toppings)

1/2 red bell pepper

1/2 green bell pepper

Flour tortillas warmed

Optional Topping Ideas:

– ½ onion chopped

– 3 tomatoes diced

– Grated cheese

– Guacamole

– Sour cream

– Salsa

  1. Heat 1 Tbsp. of oil in large skillet on medium-high heat.
  2. Add venison meat
  3. cook and stir 4 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove from skillet.
  4. In the same skillet, heat remaining 1 tbsp. oil. Add sliced onion and bell peppers;
  5. cook and stir 3 to 5 minutes. Return meat to skillet.
  6. Stir in water and Seasoning Mix. Cook and stir 3 minutes or until meat is cooked through.
  7. Spoon into tortillas. Serve with desired toppings.

 

Venison Taco’s with Creamy Coriander Lime Sauce 

1 1/2 pounds venison shoulder
2 loaded teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon himalayan salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
 
Coriander-Lime Sauce:
1 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1/4 cup very finely chopped coriander
3 tablespoon lime juice
1/2 teaspoon himalayan salt
 
Warm tortillas, grated cheese, finely chopped red onion, chopped coriander & lime wedges for topping.
 
Cut the venison into very small cubes.  Place in a slow cooker.  Add the chili powder, cumin, garlic, onion, salt & pepper stir well.
Cook on low for 4-5 hours or until tender.
 
To make the sauce, whisk together the sour cream and next 4 ingredients in a small bowl.  Refrigerate until needed.  The sauce can also be processed in a food processor.
 

Fill tortillas with meat, then add cheese and sauce.  Top with chopped red onion and chopped cilantro.  Serve with lime wedges for squeezing.

 

MALLARD

Wild mallard with apple, rosemary stuffing and sherry sauce

Ingredients

For the stuffing

For the wild duck

  • 3 mallards (wild ducks), rinsed with cold water and patted dry with kitchen paper
  • 6 rindless streaky bacon rashers
  • fresh rosemary stalks, for garnish

For the sherry sauce

Preparation method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.
  2. For the stuffing, heat three tablespoons of the oil in a large, non-stick frying pan. Tear the bread into small cubes and fry over a medium heat for 4-5 minutes, or until pale golden-brown. Add the chopped rosemary and cook for one minute. Remove the mixture from the pan using a slotted spoon and place into a bowl.
  3. Return the pan to the heat and toast the hazelnuts for 1-2 minutes, then tip into the bowl with the bread.
  4. Melt half of the butter with the remaining oil. Add the finely chopped onion and fry gently for three minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the apples to the pan, sprinkle with the sugar and fry for 3-4 minutes over a medium heat until softened and lightly browned. Add the garlic and cook for a further minute, stirring constantly.
  6. Remove from the heat and add to the bread, along with the orange zest and parsley. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and mix until well combined. Set aside to cool.
  7. Place the remaining onion in three piles, evenly spaced apart on a sturdy roasting tin or deep baking tray. Spoon the stuffing into the cavity of each duck.
  8. Place the ducks on top of the sliced onion, breast-side facing upwards. Cover with the remaining butter and season with freshly ground black pepper. Place the bacon rashers in a cross on top of each duck. Roast for 35 minutes, or until golden-brown. Remove the ducks from the roasting tin and cover with foil and tea towels.
  9. Place the roasting tin on the hob and stir in the flour. Cook for a minute and then slowly stir in the sherry.
  10. Return to a simmer and cook for a further 2-3 minutes, stirring regularly. Pour any juices that have collected under the ducks into the pan. Pass the sauce through a fine sieve into a small saucepan and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  11. Remove the stuffing gfrom the ducks with a long spoon and divide between warmed plates. Slice the breast on each side at an angle of each duck using a sharp carving knife, working between the wing and the leg.
  12. Cut off each leg and place at an angle to the breast. Garnish with fresh rosemary. Repeat with the other duck. Spoon over a little of the sauce and serve.

 

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