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venison fillet under a walnut and herb crust with physalis sauteed in butter, fried polenta slices and an elderberry gravy February 14th, 2020 | main dishes

Venison fillet with walnut and herb crust and elderberry gravy

Valentine’s Day – and unfortunately no smiley in the calendar… That means my dearest captain is at sea… and so there is no Valentine’s Captain’s Dinner this year 🙁 . For those who have their loved one at home and want to spoil them with a feast, I have exactly the right recipe here: venison fillet with walnut and herb crust and fine side dishes!

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BBQ in May: Roast venison on hay May 1st, 2019 | main dishes

BBQ in May: Roast venison on hay

Venison in a different style: Not winterly with dark sauce and dumplings, but springlike barbecued. Spicy meadow hay and lime season the meat with a distinctive and fresh aroma. That’s how spring tastes!

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Game burger with cranberry sauce February 23rd, 2019 | main dishes

Cookbook Generation Riesling – Game Burger

I’m continuing my culinary journey with the cookbook of the “Generation Riesling” in one of the famous German wine-growing regions, the Moselle. There, the winery “Wein+Gut Oster” is located. I tried the burger with venison patty. Family judgment: Burger in a class of its own!

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Portion of deer lasagna December 30th, 2018 | main dishes

Deer Lasagna

It does not always have to be a leg or saddle of venison: lasagna with roe is a special, classy pasta dish. Deer meat is layered and baked with vegetables, good spices, a fine Riesling sauce, pasta and Taleggio cheese.

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Sauerbraten of deer with marinated with dark beer, dumplings and red cabbage December 18th, 2018 | main dishes

Sauerbraten of deer with dark beer

A venison roast prepared as Sauerbraten is a tasteful experience. The sauce is made with dark, strong beer. This not only gives the whole roast a nice color, but also malty, very strong aromas. Lucky the one who has a good connection to a forester…

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Wild boar stew with plum and vanilla sauce, potato noodles and salsifies December 26th, 2017 | main dishes

Don’t be afraid of game!

Time and again I hear: “I have never prepared game, I don’t know whether I can do that.” This concern is nowadays absolutely unfounded. The days of strong smell and taste are long gone. So-called “Haut goût” (French for „high taste“) referred to the very intense, slightly unpleasant smell that arose when the meat was stored too long without proper cooling. Today, in the age of cold stores and freezers, it does not exist any longer. So, get to the wild feast.

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November 23rd, 2017 | Süßes

Vanilla Quince

Quinces are childhood memory for me. Grew up on the North Sea every summer we visited our grandparents in the Odenwald, a German low mountain range. In their (kitchen) garden they grew a quince tree in addition to many other fruit trees. Plums, apples, pears, we also had in our garden at home, but I had never seen quinces in North Germany. I thought they were unique in my grandparents‘ garden. Grandma Anna’s quince jelly was my favourite!

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