Jasmine Saddle of Venison with Spicy Caribbean Choco Sauce from Overseas

5 from 8 votes
Total Time 3 hrs 10 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine European
Servings 5 people
Calories 134 kcal


  • 5 Pc. Carrots small
  • 5 Pc. Onions small
  • 100 g Celery root
  • 900 g Wild bones
  • 5 tbsp Rapeseed oil
  • 1,4 l Red wine
  • 7 tbsp Port red
  • 1,25 Pc. Red chilli pepper
  • 4 Pc. Bay leaf
  • 100 g Dark chocolate
  • 2 Pc. Clove of garlic
  • 5 Pc. Rosemary sprigs
  • Fresh thyme
  • 150 g Butter
  • 9 Pc. New potatoes
  • 750 g Shallots oblong
  • 1 tsp Cloves
  • 2 Pc. Cinnamon sticks
  • 10 Pc. Dried plums


Chili and Choco Sauce:

  • Wash and peel the carrots. Peel the onions. Wash and peel celeriac. Cut the carrots, onions and celery into pieces about 2 cm in size.
  • Wash bones. Heat 1 tbsp rapeseed oil and roast the bones in it over medium heat until light brown. Add the vegetables and fry for 3-4 minutes until light brown. Pour in approx. 500ml of wine and let it boil down completely. Pour in another 500 ml of wine and reduce by half. Add the chilli pepper and 2 bay leaves and cook over a low heat for about 2 hours.
  • Pour the stock through a fine sieve and reduce to 250 ml. Let it steep for at least an hour. Warm up briefly before serving, chop the chocolate and stir in just before serving.

Red wine shallots:

  • Peel the shallots, leaving the roots to stand. Halve the shallots lengthways. Heat 3 tbsp butter in a saucepan. Sauté shallots in it until translucent.
  • Pour in the rest of the red wine and port wine and bring to the boil. Add the cloves, 1 cinnamon stick and 2 bay leaves to the saucepan. Salt and pepper the shallots, cover and cook over a low heat for about 40 minutes.
  • In the meantime, dice the dried plums and stir into the shallots after 30 minutes. The red wine shallots taste best hot or at room temperature.

Crispy potato stack:

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees with top and bottom heat. Melt approx. 50 g butter in a saucepan over low heat.
  • In the meantime, peel the potatoes and slice them into fine slices. Squeeze out 1 clove of garlic and add. Salt & pepper (from the mill). Brush a muffin tin with the melted butter. Add 8 small sprigs of thyme each.
  • Place the potato slices on top in a stack and press firmly. Bake in the middle shelf for about 45 minutes at 180 degrees until the potatoes are crispy. The stacks look decorative if you turn them over while serving.

Saddle of venison fillets:

  • Heat rapeseed oil in a pan over medium heat (iron pans are best because they have an optimal heat and aroma behavior). Add the saddle of venison fillets and fry them brown for approx. 4 minutes on each side.


Serving: 100gCalories: 134kcalCarbohydrates: 4.3gProtein: 5.9gFat: 7.5g
Avatar photo

Written by John Myers

Professional Chef with 25 years of industry experience at the highest levels. Restaurant owner. Beverage Director with experience creating world-class nationally recognized cocktail programs. Food writer with a distinctive Chef-driven voice and point of view.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rate this recipe

Nordic Vanilla Semolina with Hot Caribbean Rum Cherries from Martina’s Dacha

Iced Cucumber Dill Soup with Freshly Caught North Sea Shrimp