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Pasta with Venison and Wine

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Pasta with Venison and Wine

Pasta with Venison and Wine - Gently braised venison in a rich, sophisticated sauce

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705
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1 hr 15 min.
Preparation
2 h.
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easy
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Ingredients

for 4 servings
1 ½ pounds
Venison (from the shoulder or leg)
3
Onions (about 200 grams)
2
Carrots (about 175 grams)
2 small stalks
Celery (about 100 grams)
2
3 tablespoons
1 tablespoon
¾ cup
Red wine (or game stock)
3 tablespoons
red Port wine (or cranberry juice)
8 ounces
peeled Tomatoes (canned)
1 ¼ cups
12 ounces
2 ounces
dark Chocolate (minimum 70% cocoa content)
2 sprigs
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Kitchen utensils

2 Pots, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Peeler, 1 Sieve, 1 Can opener, 1 Lid

Preparation steps

Step 1/9
Pasta with Venison and Wine preparation step 1

Rinse venison, pat dry and cut into 1 cm (approximately 3/8 inch) cubes.

Step 2/9
Pasta with Venison and Wine preparation step 2

Peel onions and carrots. Rinse celery and remove strings if desired. Cut all vegetables into small cubes. Peel and finely chop garlic.

Step 3/9
Pasta with Venison and Wine preparation step 3

In a heavy pot, heat oil. Add venison and sauté until browned on all sides. Transfer to a plate and season with salt and pepper.

Step 4/9
Pasta with Venison and Wine preparation step 4

Add vegetables to the pan and cook, stirring, until golden-brown. 

Step 5/9
Pasta with Venison and Wine preparation step 5

Add tomato puree and cook briefly. Stir in red and port wines. Bring to a boil and cook until liquid has reduced, 10-15 minutes.

Step 6/9
Pasta with Venison and Wine preparation step 6

Add tomatoes with their juice and the broth to the pot. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer over low heat for 1 hour.

Step 7/9
Pasta with Venison and Wine preparation step 7

After cooking the sauce for about 50 minutes, bring plenty of salted water to a boil and cook pasta according to package directions until al dente. Coarsely chop chocolate.

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Pasta with Venison and Wine preparation step 8

Rinse rosemary, strip leaves from stems and chop leaves coarsely. Add rosemary and chocolate to the pot along with the meat. Cook an additional 5-10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 9/9
Pasta with Venison and Wine preparation step 9

Drain the pasta in a sieve and top with sauce.

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