Venison Salad with Arugula, Red Onion and Potatoes

By Debbie Hurst

Venison Salad with Arugula, Red Onion and Potatoes

Enjoy the sweet flavors of Spring, with these delicious Silver Fern Farms Venison Medallions served with salad leaves, roast potatoes and a beautiful raspberry vinaigrette. 

Venison with Arugula, Red Onion and Potato Salad Recipe

Serves 4

1 pack Silver Fern Farms Venison Medallions

1 tsp sea salt flakes

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp ground allspice

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

1 pound gourmet new white potatoes

3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

2 red onions, sliced

2 tbsp brown sugar

2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

2 cups arugula leaves

Raspberry Vinaigrette

180ml extra-virgin olive oil

1 tbsp raspberry vinegar

2 tbsp worcestershire sauce

1½ tsp sea salt flakes

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

1 tsp chopped chives

1 tbsp each red wine and balsamic vinegars

Remove Silver Fern Farms Venison Medallions from fridge and packaging.

Grind salt, cumin, allspice and pepper in a spice grinder or mortar and pestle. Rub spice mix onto Silver Fern Farms Venison Medallions then set aside to rest and bring to room temperature.

Scrub potatoes. Cook in boiling water for 15 minutes or until tender. Drain and cut in half. Set aside.

Heat a heavy-based frying pan with 1 tablespoon of the oil over a medium-low heat. Fry onions for 15 minutes or until tender. Add sugar and balsamic vinegar, and cook for a further 5 minutes.

In same pan, add 1 tablespoon of remaining oil. Cook Silver Fern Farms Venison Medallions for 2-3 minutes each side. Set aside, covered, for at least 5 minutes to rest, then slice.

Pour in remaining oil and fry potato until golden brown. Remove and drain on paper towel.

Meanwhile, to make vinaigrette, combine all ingredients with a whisk.

Arrange arugula on serving plates. Top with potatoes, Silver Fern Farms Venison Medallions slices and caramelized onions. Drizzle with vinaigrette and serve.


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