# For the sauce, set aside 4-6 blueberries for garnish and place the remaining blueberries in a small heavy-based pan with the wine or sherry and sugar.
# Simmer over a low heat for about ten minutes, until the blueberries reach a mushy consistency. Add the vinegar, orange juice and salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Stir in the butter and keep the sauce warm.
# While the sauce is simmering, prepare the venison. In a frying pan, melt the butter and oil over a medium heat and add the venison to the pan. Fry the venison for 3-5 minutes on each side, until cooked to your liking. Leave the venison to rest in a warm place for at least five minutes before serving.
# Place the venison steaks on two plates, spoon over the sauce and garnish with the remaining blueberries. Serve straightaway.
# Place ingredients for compote into pan, bring to boil and gently simmer for 10 minutes.
# Compote can be served hot or cold.
# Place compote in bowl of large individual glass.
# Place a scoop of Yorvale Vanilla with Vanilla Pod Ice Cream on top of compote
Alternative for Christmas
# Replace the blueberries for pitted prunes.
# Replace the Port with Armagnac.
# Replace the white sugar with brown sugar.
# Serve with Yorvale Rich Chocolate Ice Cream.
Trim the flack down to remove any fat. Pick the thyme leaves off one sprig & roll the venison in the leaves then add salt and pepper. Roll in cling film tightly so it looks like a sausage this well help give it a better shape and allow the thyme to infuse better. This can be done the day before.
Put the butter, thyme & garlic into a pan melt the butter, once melted leave to infuse the flavors. Peel & slice the potatoes very thinly the thinner the better. Line a small tray with grease proof paper. Cover the bottom with the slice potatoes then brush with the butter & put a little salt & pepper on, keep doing this to you use all the potatoes. Cover with grease proof paper and tin foil & bake on 180ºC for 30-40 mins till soft in the middle. You now need to press the potatoes so just put a tray on top with some weight on top don't worry if a little butter comes out. Leave over night to set then just cut it into 4.
Peel & chop the carrots place in a small pan cover with water & season then cook till soft, drain off the water and blend with 20g butter till smooth(use may need a drop of water) & season to taste then simply repeat with the parsnip & Swede.
*Blueberry and Raisin Jus:*
Take half the berries & all the raisins & put into a small pan with the wine & bring to the boil slowly reduce it down till the raisins are soft and only about 20% of the wine is left then blend till a smooth purée add this to the jus and plus the berries.
To cook the venison simply heat a frying pan till very hot drizzled a little oil on the venison and add to the pan it will need 1 min on each side and 4mins in the oven on 180ºC for pink. Leave to rest in the hot pan for 3-4 mins, then slice & place on top of the pomme Anna which will take 15 mins on 180ºC. Heat the purees up & quenelle alone the plate & drizzle the blue berry & raisins jus over & enjoy.
1. Lightly grease the sides of a round cake tin with a small amount of olive oil.
2. Soak the gelatine leaves in cold water for at least 5 minutes
3. Crush the biscuits and add the melted butter
4. Compact the biscuit as much as possible into the cake tin
5. Chop 12-13 strawberries in half and slot these around the sides of the cake with the flat side of the strawberries touching the side of the tin
6. Place the cake tin in the fridge to set the biscuit base
7. Scrape the seeds from the vanilla pods and mix in with the cream cheese and caster sugar
8. Whip 300ml double cream
9. Heat 100ml of cream just before boiling point
10. Squeeze out as much water from the gelatine as possible and add to the hot cream.
11. Add the hot cream and gelatine mix to the cheese, vanilla and sugar mixture
12. Add the whipped cream and then fold into the mixture
13. Remove the cake tin from the fridge and add in the cheesecake mixture.
14. Use a spatula to create a smooth flat surface.
15. Place the cheesecake in the fridge and leave for at least 4 hours
16. When releasing the cheesecake from the cake tin, simply use a flat pointy knife and carefully go around the sides of the cheesecake
17. Lightly push down on the top of the cheesecake and slowly release the cheesecake
18. Decorate the top of the cheesecake with the rest of the berries however you like.