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Venison wellington

  • serves 6-8
  • Easy

This recipe for venison wellington is a great twist on a classic British favourite. It takes a little while but is easy to make and impressive enough to serve to guests.

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Ingredients

  • onion 1, finely chopped
  • oil
  • open cap mushrooms 4, finely chopped
  • garlic 2 cloves, crushed
  • flat-leaf parsley a small bunch, chopped
  • white bread 1 slice, soaked in milk and then mashed
  • Dijon mustard 1 tbsp
  • apple 1, peeled and grated
  • vension mince 500g (or use some venison burgers)
  • eggs 2, beaten
  • puff pastry 2 sheets

Method

  • Step 1

    Fry the onion in a little oil until it is soft but not coloured, then add the mushrooms and cook until any liquid that is given off has evaporated. Add the garlic and cook for a minute. Remove from the heat, allow to cool for 10 minutes, then stir through the parsley, bread, mustard and apple. Add the venison mince, plenty of seasoning and half of the beaten egg and mix everything thoroughly with your hands.

  • Step 2

    Lay out 1 sheet of puff pastry on a baking sheet and form the mince mixture into a log down the centre, brush round the edge with some water and lie the other sheet on top. Press down around the mince mixture to thoroughly seal the wellington. Trim the pastry to leave a 1.5cm border around the filling, crimping as you go. Decorate the top, if you like, and cut 2 small steam holes in the top with a sharp knife. Chill for 30 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 4. Brush the pastry with the remaining egg. Bake for 40 minutes, or until the pastry is dark golden brown and a skewer pushed carefully into the centre feels red hot when pulled out. 

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 421
  • Carbs 32.5g
  • Protein 21.8g
  • Fat 22.4g
  • Salt 1g
  • Saturates 10g
  • Fibre 1.1g
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