Venison Stew with Chinese Flavours

Author: Canadian Living

This Chinese-style stew is wonderful served over noodles or rice. If you wish, you can add reconstituted dried shiitake mushrooms and use the soaking liquid to replace the same amount of water in the recipe. You also can make this stew with any game meat.

  • Portion size 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs stewing venison cut into 1-1/2-inch (4 cm) cubes
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon grated gingerroot
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup dry sherry
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 orange rind 3 inches/8 cm long
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 turnip (1-1/4 lb/625 g)
  • 3 carrot
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1/4 cup sodium-reduced soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 green onion chopped

Method

In bowl, toss together venison, sesame oil, ginger, garlic and pepper; marinate for 20 minutes. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours.)

In skillet, heat half of the peanut oil over medium-high heat; brown venison, in batches and adding remaining oil as necessary. Transfer to Dutch oven.

Add sherry and 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) water to skillet; bring to boil, scraping up brown bits. Pour into Dutch oven.

In square of cheesecloth, tie together cloves, star anise, cinnamon, orange rind and bay leaf; add to pan.

Peel and cut turnips and carrots into 2-inch (5 cm) chunks. Add to pan along with onion, hot pepper, soy sauce, sugar, vinegar and nutmeg; bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer for about 1-3/4 hours or until meat is tender.

Stir in green onions. Discard spice bag and hot pepper.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 455 mg
  • Protein 39 g
  • Calories 373.0
  • Total fat 19 g
  • Cholesterol 136 mg
  • Saturated fat 7 g
  • Total carbohydrate 10 g

%RDI

  • Iron 40.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 9.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 5.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 48.0
  • Vitamin C 18.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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