Delicious summer game from the barbecue with fresh seasonal vegetables and horseradish cream.
Many people think that cooking game is complicated which it is not and this type of meat is eventually perfect for all-year recipes. We can recommend various different cuts of reindeer as a new favourite on your barbecue for the summer.
Reindeer meat has a leanness, texture, deep intensive flavour yet light game taste that doesn’t require any complex marinades or preparation. The prime cuts like tenderloin and sirloin or a traditional roast beef only need a simple marinade of olive oil, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper before you cook or grill it in a pan or on a barbecue. It can be served with any seasonal primeurs like asparagus, parsnips, carrots, potatoes, spring onions and mushrooms which together with the organic meat make one of the most health-conscious and environmentally sustainable dishes.
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Serves four portions.
600g topside, sirloin, or tenderloin of reindeer
3 cloves of garlic
sprig of thyme and rosemary
salt & pepper
100g creme fraiche
100g cream cheese
Make marinade combining olive oil, crushed garlic, thyme and rosemary, salt and pepper and leave meat for at least one hour to marinade.
Prepare the vegetables by chopping in equal pieces. Toss in olive oil with salt, pepper and thyme and cook in the oven at 200°C for 20 minutes.
Combine the creme fraiche, horseradish and cream cheese and put in the fridge. Put equal portions of the meat on the hot part of your barbecue and keep turning to ensure even cooking until it has browned then put it on indirect heat and cook at approximately 55°C for 10 minutes.
Basting your game meat with butter is a great professional tip, this can be done in the pan by just adding a knob of butter or by brushing melted butter on the meat just before you remove it from the barbecue.
It is very important to not overcook reindeer meat and equally important to let it rest for 10 to 15 minutes after taking it from the barbecue or the pan.
Serve your summer game with the vegetables and horseradish cream for a great tasting and nutritious summer gourmet experience.
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