Deer & Wild Rice with Raspberries

Not your everyday dinner.   And yes the photo looks quite pink, and it certainly was, that was the theme.  Don't bother trying this with ordinary meats such as beef, chicken or pork, I don't think it would work.  It does however work well with wild meats so maybe wild swine, if you can get it, would be okay.

These are thin fillets of deer but a big chunk like deer sirloin would work too.

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Dear with Raspberry Wild Rice

Serves: 4
  • 400 gr deer fillets [1#] (or loin)
  • 1 liter water [1 quart]
  • 3 strips lemon peel (or use orange peel)
  • 1 t black pepper, cracked (very coarsely ground. I used a mortar)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt
  • 80 gr wild rice [3 oz]
  • 120 gr white rice [4 oz/ ½ C]
  • 150 gr fresh raspberries (or 100 gr frozen & 50 gram fresh) [8 oz]
  • 2 T lemon juice (fresh) (or orange)
  • 4 T olive oil, virgin
  • salt
  • pepper
  1. Water, cold,  into a pot (for the rice)
  2. Add lemon/orange rind, bay leaf, pepper and a good dash of salt
    • Bring to a boil
  3. Add wild rice
    • Simmer 30 minutes
    • Meanwhile, skip down to doing the dressing
  4. Add white rice
    • Simmer 20 minutes (or 15 minutes - until rice is tender)
    • Meanwhile, skip down to doing the meat
  5. Drain excess water through a sieve
  6. Mix gently with a fork into the raspberry dressing (see the following)
  7. Taste for salt and pepper.  It will probably need both

    Raspberry Dressing
  8. Zip 100 grams of raspberry with a little blender until very liquidy
  9. Strain through a sieve into a big bowl (for the rice, later)
  10. Add lemon/orange juice and olive oil and whisk to emulsify the dressing
  11. Grill your deer fillets over high heat (or under high heat if you're using the oven grill, as I did) or fry the deer loins
  12. Plate the meat and rice, decorate with whole raspberries (and, if you used orange zest/juice, with fine orange slices)


  1. Put salt into the rice water before the rice.  Adding it later does not have the same effect at all

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