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    Roe Fillet wrapped in leak and bacon.

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    Roe Fillet wrapped in leak and bacon.

    Post  Admin on Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:12 pm

    2 Servings
    Prep: 20 mins
    Cook: 40 mins
    Ready In: 60 mins



    Ingredients
    •2 portion size fillets Roe venison
    •1 leak
    •6 rashers British streaky bacon
    •150 grams spinach
    •1 large parsnip
    •2 medium carrots
    •5 white potatoes
    •3 tbls butter
    •1/2 glass full fat milk
    •2 cloves garlic
    •1 large carrot for the gravy
    •2 small red onions for the gravy
    •1 bunch fresh thyme for the gravy
    •1 tbsp tomato puree for the gravy
    •250ml stock game or beer for the gravy
    •1/2 pint sloe gin for the gravy
    •1 roe heart for the gravy


    Instructions

    1.Start by making the gravy as this takes the longest, roughly dice the heart and slice the onions. Slice the carrots into thin discs.

    2.Soften the onions in a pan with rapeseed oil and then add carrots, heart and thyme

    3.Brown all of this until it takes on a strong colour. Add the sloe gin and reduce down making sure you lift all the colour from the bottom of the pan.

    4.Once reduced add the stock and continuing reducing and topping up with water throughout the course of the cook and season to taste before serving

    5.Next slice your parsnip and carrots lengthways and quarter them, place in a roasting tray.

    6.Crush the garlic cloves with the flat side of a veg knife and add the cloves to the roasting tray

    7.Splash with rapeseed oil and tumble around the tray to get a good coverage. Add a sprig of rosemary and drizzle with honey. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper and put in a pre-heated oven at about 180 degrees.

    8.Next wash and peel the potatoes, cutting into halves or quarters. Cover with water in a saucepan and add a pinch of sea salt. Do not boil just yet!

    9.Bring a separate salted pan to the boil. Trim your leek and then halve. Add the leek to the pan and soften.

    10.Heat a frying pan and sear both roe fillets, starting on each end followed by the sides. Once seared remove to a chopping board, separate the leek leaves and lay three or four on the chopping board (to the length of the fillet) and place the fillet on top.

    11.Starting from one side fold the leek leaves over the fillet until you are left with a ‘leeky’ parcel

    12.On a separate chopping board lay the bacon horizontally and place the leek wrapped fillet in the centre, the end rashers should finish where the fillet does. Use the same process as for the leeks to wrap your fillets in the bacon

    13.By now your roasted veg should have been in the oven for about half an hour. Place the roe fillet parcels in the oven for 15-20 min. Set a timer!

    14.Bring the potatoes to the boil and simmer for 15 min or until soft. Drain and leave in the pan whilst you lift out the fillet and leave to rest wrapped in foil for ten minutes. Mash the potatoes and add, milk, butter, a good pinch of sea salt and plenty of black pepper. Leave somewhere warm. The roasted veg should be nearly ready. Bring another pan to the boil and simmer your spinach for two – three minutes then drain.

    15.Pad any excess oil from the roasted veg with kitchen towel and add to plate, carve the fillet into medallions with a sharp knife and serve. Serve spinach and mash. Strain the gravy and serve.

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