Haunch of Venison with Pumpkin Dumplings and Pears

Haunch of Venison with Pumpkin Dumplings and Pears

© Constantin Fischer

Haunch of Venison with Pumpkin Dumplings and Pears

Haunch of Venison with Pumpkin Dumplings and Pears

© Constantin Fischer

For the haunch of venison:

Ingredients (Serves 4)

1
boned haunch of venison
5
sprig
marjoram
salt
peanut oil

For the sauce:

Ingredients (Serves 4)

bones and trimmings from the haunch of venison (if you did not de-bone the haunch yourself, ask your butcher)
one carrot, one celery stick, one parsnip and 1/4 of a celeriac
0,75
l
red wine
1
tablespoon
soy sauce
1
tablespoon
balsamic vinegar
2
sprig
fresh lovage
1
kaffir lime leaf
1
bay leaf
4
cloves
1/2
star anise
1
tablespoon
brown sugar
salt
peanut oil

For the dumplings:

Ingredients (Serves 4)

1
small Hokkaido pumpkin
500
g
stale bread
2
eggs
1
lime
tonka bean

For the pear:

Ingredients (Serves 4)

1
pear
2
tablespoon
apple cider vinegar
1
tablespoon
birch sugar/xylitol

To serve:

Ingredients (Serves 4)

cranberry preserve
  • Preheat oven to 150 °C. Lightly salt the inside of the leg of venison and sprinkle with marjoram leaves over it, then roll it up and tie it with kitchen string.
  • Brown the rolled roast in a hot pan with a little peanut oil on all sides, then place in an ovenproof dish and cook in the oven at 150 °C for 90 minutes.
  • For the sauce, fry the bones and meat scraps in a pan with a little peanut oil for approx. 10 minutes.
  • Cut the root vegetables into thin slices and fry them with the brown sugar and a little salt for another 5 minutes. Then deglaze with red wine, soy sauce and balsamic vinegar.
  • Bring to the boil once and simmer with the lid on for 60 minutes, pour the sauce through a sieve into a pot and reduce to a third on a rolling boil.
  • Add spices and infuse for 10 minutes. Finally season with salt. Wash the pear, halve and cut into thin slices.
  • Place the pear slices in a bowl with the vinegar and sugar, mix together and leave to marinate for 20 minutes.
  • Cut the stem off the Hokkaido pumpkin, halve the pumpkin, remove the seeds with a spoon and cut into wedges.
  • Fill a saucepan with a steaming basket with approx. 3 cm of water, place the pumpkin wedges in the steaming basket and cook with the lid closed for 20 minutes until soft.
  • Put the pumpkin slices with 300 g stale bread, 2 egg yolks, some grated tonka bean and lime zest and milk into a bowl and knead together into an airy mix, let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Add the remaining stale bread and fold in. Then form the dumplings into the desired size. This is easier if you wet your hands with cold water.
  • Then add the dumplings to boiling water and simmer with the lid slightly open for 20 minutes. In the meantime, remove the venison from the oven and let rest for 10 minutes before carving into slices.
  • Serve venison, meat and sauce on warmed plates, garnish with cranberry preserve.