Rating: 4.5 stars
10 Ratings
  • 1 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 5 star values: 7

This recipe also works well with rich meats such as pork tenderloin and duck breast. Store leftover Rosemary Salt in an airtight container, and use it to flavor mashed potatoes, polenta, or roasted chicken. Serve with roasted baby carrots.

Laura Martin
Recipe by Cooking Light November 2006

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Becky Luigart-Stayner

Recipe Summary

Yield:
4 servings (serving size: about 3 ounces venison and about 1/2 cup sauce)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400°.

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  • Combine shallots and 2 teaspoons oil; toss well. Arrange shallots in a single layer in a shallow roasting pan.

  • Rub venison evenly with 1/2 teaspoon Rosemary Salt and pepper. Heat remaining 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add venison; cook 6 minutes, browning on all sides. Remove venison from pan; arrange on top of shallots in roasting pan. Bake at 400° for 17 minutes or until a thermometer registers 145° (medium-rare). Remove venison and shallots from pan. Keep venison warm. Chop shallots.

  • Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots, wine, and cherries; cook until liquid is reduced to 1/2 cup (about 3 minutes), scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Add broth and remaining 1/2 teaspoon Rosemary Salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer until reduced to 2 cups (about 5 minutes). Combine 1 tablespoon water and cornstarch in a small bowl. Add cornstarch mixture to pan; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in butter and juice. Cut venison across grain into thin slices; serve venison with sauce. Garnish with rosemary sprigs, if desired.

  • Note: Nutritional analysis includes Rosemary Salt.

Nutrition Facts

362 calories; calories from fat 29%; fat 11.7g; saturated fat 4.4g; mono fat 5.2g; poly fat 1.2g; protein 28.8g; carbohydrates 31.8g; fiber 3.8g; cholesterol 108mg; iron 5.1mg; sodium 589mg; calcium 57mg.
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