Rosemary Salt-Crusted Venison with Cherry-Cabernet Sauce

  • Peachymare Posted: 04/13/10
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    Wonderful. Didn't have rosemary salt so used regular sea salt. We have a bunch of venison from my husbands hunting trip last fall and this is a keeper recipe for sure! I had a lot of the sauce left over, so I froze it when I made it a few weeks ago. I thawed a little last night and we had it again.

  • mipinkri Posted: 03/12/11
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    Outstanding and very impressive. I have Made this recipe several times for dinner parties. Got rave reviews each time. everyone loved it. The cherries in the sauce over the venison look amazing. I followed the recipe completely except for I added about 20 juniper berries to the rosemary salt recipe.

  • Christy2456 Posted: 10/22/10
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    Excellent, but be sure to chop the shallots enough. We will be making again.

  • mermaiddancer Posted: 03/07/10
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    Delicious!! My family could not stop raving about how wonderful it was during dinner. Forgot the lemon and butter @ the end, no matter. The sauce is divine. I did marinate the venison tenderloins in 1 cup shiraz and 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar for 8 hours. Great with garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus. Definately make again for special occasion or Sunday dinner.

  • lovestocook826 Posted: 11/28/11
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    This recipe was fabulous.

  • Gundy09 Posted: 04/02/12
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    Tried this once and it was a major hit. My boyfriend and I love it and make it for guests whenever we can. I had no idea where to find juniper berries so I haven't used them. Made it with shallots the 2nd time and couldn't tell the difference so I just leave them out. A great recipe for any occasion.

  • ellentambo Posted: 02/16/13
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    Oh my goodness this was awesome! The only change I made was substituting garlic for the shallots as my husband cannot stand onions in any form. It was fabulous. My 12 year old (who helped shoot the deer) was looking mournfully at the dish at the end of the meal asking if there was more.

  • whitehill14 Posted: 09/16/12
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    I made this last using sirloins. The sauce is amazing, and makes anything delicious! I substituted rosemary powder for fresh resomary. It worked great, and cut down on the cost. Because the sirloins cooked quickly (hint: overcooking venison seems to give it a gamey flavor), the shallots didn't get completely cooked. I put a few of the quartered shallots in the sauce and added onion powder. Using onions and onion powder also cut down on cost!

  • CarrieLMB Posted: 01/28/14
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    Nice complimentary combo of flavors; never cooked something like this before. Have to be careful of salt rub quantity.

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