Recipe from Meat Mynie Preparation Time : 10 Minutes Cooking Time : 3 hrs 30 mins Serves : 4 Ingredients :...
Recipe from Meat Mynie
Preparation Time : 1–2 days Cooking Time :5 hours Serves : 8
- 1.5 – 2 kg venison shoulder (in one piece)
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 – 2 free-range lamb knuckles
- 2 T canola oil
- 1t garlic-and-herb seasoning
- 1 litre water
- 2 1⁄2 T vegetable stock powder
- 1 onion – chopped
- 10 whole cloves
- 2 bay leaves
- 1t ground coriander
- 1T seasoned sea salt
- Ready-made puff pastry or sour cream pastry
- 1⁄2 free-range egg, beaten
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
For the sauce:
- Onions, peeled and chopped
- 1⁄2 t Ina Paarman’s green onion seasoning
- 2 T canola oil
- 1 cup Pinotage
- ½ cup wine vinegar
- 1 x 200 ml sachet pepper sauce
- Onion, spiked with cloves
- 4 Cloves
- Remove the tough outer membrane from the meat. Coat the venison with the buttermilk and marinate for 1–2 days in the fridge. Dry the meat with kitchen paper and discard the buttermilk.
- Brown the lamb knuckles in the oil in a large, heavy-based saucepanRemove using a slotted spoon, season with garlic-and-herb seasoning and set aside.
- Brown the venison in the same pan, remove and season.Add the remaining ingredients to the saucepan and bring to the boil.Add the browned meat, cover with a tight-fitting lid and simmer gently until the meat is tender and begins to pull away from the bone (3–4 hours), or cover with foil or greaseproof paper and bake one shelf below the middle in a slow oven (160°C) also for 3½–4 hours. Cool, flake the meat, remove the bones and reserve the pan juices.
- To make the sauce, season the onion with green onion seasoning and sauté in fresh oil until soft and golden. Add the wine and vinegar and boil rapidly over a very high heat until only about ½ cup liquid remains. Add the reserved pan juices and pepper sauce. If there is less than 2½–3 cups sauce, add more water. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Add the flaked meat.
- Spoon the filling into a large pie dish. Wedge the onion spiked with 4 cloves into the middle of the dish to support the pastry. Cover with a layer of pastry, brush with egg, then decorate with pastry strips, also brushed with egg. (It will freeze well up to this stage). Bake at 200°C for 45 minutes. A frozen pie must be left to thaw, covered with clingfilm, to prevent moisture on the pastry. Bake for 10 minutes longer if still cold when it goes into the oven.