Cooking With... Chambourcin!
This flavorful red wine has been a Lehigh Valley favorite for years. But did you know that it's also a wonderful recipe item?
Venison With Chambourcin Sauce
- 1 qt venison stock
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup cider vinegar
- olive oil
- 1 cup Pinnacle Ridge Chambourcin wine
- 1 lb venison top round, sliced in 1/4"-thick steaks
- black pepper, freshly ground
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 oz. unsalted butter, clarified
1.) Simmer stock in saucepan over medium heat; reduce by 50 percent
2.) Melt sugar in second pan over low heat until sugar turns amber.
3.) Stir cider vinegar into caramelized sugar until sugar dissolves; add to reduced stock.
4.) Simmer until only 2 cups of liquid remain; remove from heat; reserve.
5.) Heat oil in skillet until hot.
6.) Season venison steaks; dredge in flour; saute in pan until medium rare; transfer to platter.
7.) Drain excess oil from skillet; deglaze with wine; reduce by half; add stock/sauce reduction; reduce to 2 cups.
8.) Arrange venison on hot plates; nap with sauce.