Red Wine Marinated Venison with a Red Wine Cream Sauce

Red Wine Marinated Venison with a Red Wine Cream Sauce

I am surrounded by uncles, and cousins, and neighbors who all hunt.  Venison, aka deer meat is a taste that I grew up with.  My dad was never a hunter but we always had a friend or family member who was more than happy to share some of their spoils from their hunts with us (often in exchange for my father making some of his killer deer jerky for them ;) ).

Living in the "big" city, I got away from cooking and eating venison on a regular basis which is a shame because it is such a lean and healthy cut of meat.  But you couldn't just walk into the local Whole Foods or Giant Eagle and pick up some deer tenderloins or a venison roast.

Ingredients

  • For the marinade+
  • 4 venison tenderloins or steaks (approx 6 oz each)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp whole grain Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • leftover marinade
  • 1 1/2 tbsp corn starch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
Read the whole recipe on Frugal Foodie Mama