Autumnal Venison

End of the season on the Rosa & the markets are full of the new seasons produce.


Many varieties of wild mushrooms are in season here, black trompettes, ceps, chanterelles & girolles which have chosen to use here. There are also pumpkins & squash of all sorts from crown prince, acorn, spaghetti & potimarron which we chose to use because of their vibrant colour when puréed.



Section of chanterelles, black trompettes & girolles from the market.

To celebrate this fresh produce we have made sous vide venison loin served wth braised red cabbage, red cabbage purée, pumpkin purée, girolle mushrooms, potato crisps & blackberries.

As we cruise down the canal blackberries line our route in abundance, unless your on a boat they are almost impossible to pick, they pair beautifully with both venison & braised red cabbage. The braised cabbage is finished with blackberries as the venison sauce.

Braised red cabbage recipe

1              Small red cabbage  cored & finely sliceed

1              Red onion  finely sliced

150g.    Butter

100ml.  Red wine vinegar

100ml.   Sherry vinegar

150g.      Soft dark brown sugar

100ml.    Port

10.            Blackberries


Preheat oven 150 c, 300f, gas 2

Melt the butter in  an oven proof pan on the stove top & gently sweat the red onion & red cabbage for few minutes making sure it is all coated in butter, add all the ingredients except the blackberries, stir to incorporate everything, cover with a cartouche or lid & place in oven for 1 hour.

After an hour add blackberries, stir & place back in the oven for a further 30 mins.

You can substitute the blackberries for 2tsps redcurrant jelly, diced apple or pear or fig if you like depending on what you want to serve it with.


One Comment Add yours

  1. have shared on my G+ page and others too

    happy holidays to you all,




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s