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    Venison steaks and chicory with a balsamic glaze

    • Preparation time: 10 minutes plus marinating
    • Cooking time: 20 minutes
    • Total time: 30 minutes 30 minutes

    Serves: 2

    Ingredients

    1 x pack Venison Steaks (approx 300g)
    3 tbsp Belazu Balsamic Vinegar
    150ml red wine
    2 medium heads (approx 250g) chicory, trimmed and halved lengthways
    2 tbsp olive oil
    2 tsp fresh thyme, roughly chopped, plus extra to garnish

    Method

    1. Place the venison steaks in a large bowl and pour over 1 tbsp each of the balsamic vinegar and red wine. Allow to marinate in the fridge for 1 hour.

    2. Brush the chicory with 1 tbsp of the oil and cook on a hot griddle for 2 minutes on each side until softened.

    3. Heat the remaining oil in a large frying pan and fry the venison for 12-14 minutes for medium, turning occasionally. Remove, set aside and cover to keep warm.

    4. Add the thyme, remaining vinegar and wine to the pan and heat until the glaze is reduced by half.

    5. Place 2 chicory halves on each plate. Slice the venison and arrange on top. Drizzle over the balsamic glaze and garnish with more thyme. Serve with a green salad and crushed new potatoes.

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    Cook’s tip

    Venison is full of flavour and a lean and healthy alternative to other red meat. Be inspired with more venison recipes at waitrose.com/recipes.

    Drink’s recommendation

    These flavours deserve a red that’s elegant and intense with pure flavours and a savoury edge:Vinchio-Vaglio I Tre Vescovi 2008 Barbera d’Asti Superiore, Piedmont Italy.

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