Venison Steak Sanga
The King (or Queen) of all drool-inducing sandwiches.
Ingredients (serves four)
1 back strap
2.5 tsp English mustard powder
4 tbsp stout
4 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
4 egg yolks
100g mature cheddar grated
Gin pickled onions:
2 large red onions thinly sliced
200ml cider vinegar
100g white sugar
1 tsp salt
Juniper potato wedges:
4 large potatoes into wedges
1 tbsp juniper berries 2 tbsp salt flakes Olive oil
¼ cos lettuce thinly sliced
How to make it
- Place potatoes in a pot with water and a pinch of salt and bring to a boil. Cook until just soft.
- Heat some oil in the bottom of a roasting tin in the oven at 180℃
- When the potatoes are soft, drain and transfer into the hot oil, being careful not to splash yourself. Cook for about 30 minutes or until golden and crispy.
- Meanwhile, in a medium pan melt the butter, then add the mustard powder and mix until a smooth paste is formed.
- Add the stout and Worcestershire sauce, and heat until boiling.
- Add the cheese and mix until smooth.
- Take off the heat and add the egg yolks, mix and set aside.
- In a pestle and mortar or spice grinder, grind the juniper berries and then combine with the salt.
- For the pickled onions - In a small saucepan add the water, vinegar, sugar, salt and gin.
- Bring it up until it is just boiling and the sugar has dissolved.
- Pour over the onions in a small bowl and cover with cling wrap.
- Bring a thick skillet up to a medium-hot heat and drizzle with some oil.
- Pat dry the backstrap and season with salt and pepper.
- Place in the skillet skin side down and cook for about 3 minutes on all four sides.
- Take off the heat and rest for 5-7 minutes.
- Meanwhile, cut the ciabatta in half. Spread the welsh rarebit on the top half and blow torch or place under the grill until golden brown.
- Toast the bottom half and spread with mayonnaise.
- Thinly slice the rested backstrap.
- Place the cos on the base of the roll, then a layer of backstrap and onions and then top with the lid.
- Toss the wedges with juniper salt in a metal bowl.