From my previous Sunday night food post about beef steak you know I am a lover of lean meat and steak in general. Well somehow today what started out as a hankering to make a duck salad after watching Jamie Oliver ended up in me gleefully skipping down the Harrogate high street with the last venison steak in M&S.
The thing is I got more than I bargained for buying my duck. I really should have just bought enough for just me yesterday. I think every couple in Harrogate must have fancied game because there were only large packs of duck in and I couldn’t justify buying four duck breasts. I had already bought pomegranate and watercress for a duck salad when I had a light bulb moment in which I remembered that most game tastes delicious with fruit (such as pomegranate). So I bought the venison steak with salsa verde butter from M&S.
(Apologies for setting the scene like its a novel instead of a blog post. Just felt it was necessary to explain why I had meat, veg and salad).
I basically followed my usual steak cooking instructions: make sure the pan is hot, make sure oil is fizzing and hot first, cook 90 seconds on each side for a rare steak, leave to stand for a minute before cutting into the meat. If you want a more well done steak simply cook it slightly longer but I am partial to rare meat.
I served my steak with the end of a packet of asparagus, boiled potatoes and watercress and pomegranate seed salad. When I had finished cooking my meat I melted a little extra butter in the frying pan and used it to butter my potatoes.
I found that the combination of flavours in this meal turned out beautifully. The tartness of the pomegranate and the pepperiness of the watercress lifted the dish.
One thought on “Tales of the last venison steak in the shop”
I must try venison