|1 can||Condensed consomme'|
|2 cups||Cider vinegar|
|8 cups||Red wine|
|1½ teaspoon||Ground black pepper|
|1 teaspoon||Crumbled thyme|
|2||Garlic cloves; chopped|
|1||Piece wild boar meat|
|(about 5 pounds)|
|6||Carrots scraped and quartered|
|2 larges||Onions; quartered|
|4||Celery stalks cut into 2-inch lengths|
|1 can||Condensed beef broth|
|⅓ cup||Currant jelly|
|½ cup||Flour; mixed with|
Combine consomme', vinegar, wine, pepper, salt, bay leaves, thyme, garlic, and juniper berries in a glass or enamel bowl. Place boar meat into marinade. Let marinate for 2 days at room temperature.
Place meat and marinade in a large kettle. Cover and simmer for 2 to 2-½ hours or until meat is almost tender. Add carrots, onions, celery. Cover and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes. Remove meat and vegetables and keep warm. Add beef broth, currant jelly, and flour mixture to pan liquid. Stir until sauce bubbles and thickens slightly. Let sauce cook at a boil until it becomes the thickness of a good brown gravy. Pour hot gravy over portions of sliced boar and vegetables. Serve with Chestnut Puree.
Adaption from recipe by Claude Bouchet, Jockey Club (Washington, D.C.) Campbell's Great Restaurants Cookbook, U.S.A.
Electronic format courtesy of Karen Mintzias
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