Venison chops with apple sparkling wine and caramelized pears


Venison chops with apple sparkling wine and caramelized pears


INGREDIENTS (serves 2 people)

For the venison chops with apple sparkling wine

2 venison chops (1 per person)
• 1 tsp. no-salt seasoning mix
• 2 sprigs thyme
• 30 ml (2 tbsp.) oil
• 30 ml (2 tbsp.) brandy
• 200 mll (4/5 cup) apple sparkling wine
• Salt and pepper

For the aromatic garnish

• ½ stalk celery, diced
• ½ carrot, diced
• 2 grey shallots, chopped
• 1 apple, sliced
• ½ yellow pepper, diced
• ½ leek (white part only), thinly sliced (2.5 inches long)

For the caramelized pears

• 2 quartered hard pears (not too ripe)
• 50 ml (3.5 tbsp.) apple sparkling wine
• 30 g butter
• 2 tsp. sugar
• A pinch of salt



Chops and vegetables

  1. On a large plate, sprinkle the chops with your seasoning mix.
  2. Oil the chops, add the thyme and let stand 30 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, prepare the aromatic garnish that will infuse the meat with flavour.
  4. Pour the oil into the bottom of a saucepan and sear the chops 2 minutes on each side to medium doneness.
  5. Smoke the meat (optional), then set aside on a separate plate.
  6. In the same saucepan you used for the meat, add the garnish and sauté the vegetables 1 minute over high heat.
  7. Flambé the mixture with brandy (optional).
  8. Deglaze the vegetables with the apple sparkling wine.
  9. Reduce gently and set aside for plating.


Caramelized pears

  1. Melt the butter and make it bubble.
  2. Add the quartered pears and turn them regularly until they turn golden.
  3. Add the sugar, the apple sparkling wine and a pinch of salt.
  4. Continue turning the pears until obtaining a caramel from the apple sparkling wine and sugar reduction.
  5. Once the pears are caramelized, prepare the plate arrangement.
  6. Next, reheat the chops in the vegetable mixture.
  7. Place a small dome of the vegetable garnish in the centre of your plate.
  8. Place the chop on top.
  9. Glaze the chops with the pear caramel and gently arrange the fruit around the plate for a beautiful presentation.







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