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    Venison burger with blue cheese and crispy shallots.


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    Venison burger with blue cheese and crispy shallots.

    Post  Admin on Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:54 pm


    650 g venison mince
    5 tbsp double cream
    2 cloves garlic, crushed
    tbsp flat leaved parsley, chopped
    tbsp chopped chives
    4 crushed juniper berries
    Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
    200 g blue cheese
    16 shallots
    Olive oil for frying


    1. Place the mince in a bowl. Season well. Using your hands or a fork, gently combine the seasoned meat with the cream, garlic, parsley, chives and juniper berries. Do not over mix, as the cooked burgers will be tough.
    2. Gently shape the meat into four patties, or divide the meat and push each portion into a 10cm pastry cutter to make four burgers. Make a slight indentation in the top of each with your fingers.
    3. Divide the cheese into four and shape each piece into a ball. Insert the cheese into the centre of the burgers and pull the meat back over the top to seal in the cheese.
    4. Peel and thinly cut the shallots into rings. Heat the olive oil in a pan, and fry the shallots until crispy.
    5. Preheat a heavy ridged griddle pan or barbecue until very hot. If using a pan, put in a little olive oil, and sear the burgers to seal in the juices. Cook for two minutes on each side, so that the cheese melts in the middle.
    6. Serve the burger on lightly toasted rolls, topped with the shallots, along with slices of tomatoes, red onion and pickled gherkin or with a green salad.

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