So…remember my day of foodie awesomeness on Saturday? It started off at the farmers’ market and I was absolutely in my element surrounded by lots of like-minded people…all freezing cold but all passionate about good food!
One of the goodies I came back with was some rather nice looking smoked venison carpaccio. The guy on the stall suggested simply eating it as it was with minimal extras. He then said “I suppose you could cook it….” but trailed off looking a bit pained until I assured him I wasn’t going to!
I decided on a really simple salad of rocket and very thin slices of cucumber to add freshness and peppery flavours, and dressed it with a little sea salt, good olive oil and freshly squeezed lemon juice.
Wow – this was incredible! Having only ever eaten venison like a steak, cooked pink but served with rich sauces and roasted vegetables this was a bit of a revelation! The smokey flavour gave an extra dimension but the overall flavour was light yet rich and gamey. This would be perfect either as a light meal, or as a starter for a dinner party.