Venison and Stout Pot Pie
By Bronwyn Byrne
By Bronwyn Byrne
Preheat oven to 160°C.
Remove Silver Fern Farms Venison Diced from the fridge and packaging. Season well with pepper and olive oil.
Allow to bloom at room temperature for 10 mins. Salt the Venison Diced just prior to cooking.
Using an oven dish lid as a guide, cut pastry and place on grease proof paper. Lay flat in fridge until ready to use.
Heat large pan over medium-high heat with 1 Tbsp of oil. Add onion, garlic, butter, celery, carrot and thyme. Cook until carrots soften (7-8 mins) and then transfer to a bowl and set aside.
Pat Venison Diced dry and add to a large bowl with seasoned flour. Toss to coat. Add second measure of oil to the pan and sear venison until lightly browned. Transfer to oven dish.
Deglaze pan with stout, scraping the bottom to loosen any crusts. Add tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar, and bring to a simmer. Once thickened, returned softened vegetables and remaining stout and stir to combine.
Carefully pour the liquid over the seared Venison Diced and cover the oven dish with a lid. Place in the oven for 2 hours, stirring halfway through, or until the Venison Diced is tender.
Remove dish from the oven and increase temperature to 180°C. Take the chilled pastry from the fridge and cut several slits into it before carefully pressing down on top of the pie. Whisk egg with measure of water and brush over pastry. Sprinkle with parmesan and place back in oven for 15 mins or until golden.
Serve with blanched green beans, sliced almonds, parmesan and lemon zest.
A favourite to cook low and slow, our Venison Diced is simple to prepare. Simply slow cook to enhance the delicious, full flavour.