Grilled venison with scarlet runners and fried leeks

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
1½ pounds Boneless venison saddle
½ cup Pomace olive oil; plus
4 cups Pomace olive oil; for frying
4 Thyme sprigs
2 tablespoons Freshly-ground black pepper
2 Garlic cloves; thinly sliced
2 cups Cooked scarlet runner beans
½ medium Onion; finely chopped
¼ cup Virgin olive oil; plus
2 tablespoons Virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon Chopped fresh rosemary leaves
¼ cup Basic Tomato Sauce; see * Note
2 Leeks; cleaned, and
Cut 4" long julienne; in cold water
1 medium Beet; roasted in oven
At 400 degrees for 1 hour; peeled,
And roughly chopped
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
6 tablespoons Red wine vinegar

* Note: See the "Basic Tomato Sauce" recipe which is included in this collection.

Twenty-four hours in advance, strip the venison of all connective tissue and silver skin. In a mixing bowl, stir together ½ cup pomade oil, thyme, pepper and garlic, mixing well. Pour over meat in a casserole and let stand in refrigerator overnight or at room temperature for two hours. Pick through and rinse beans. In an 8- to 10-inch saute pan, cook red onion in 2 tablespoons of virgin olive oil until light brown. Add cooked beans, rosemary and Basic Tomato Sauce. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes.

Remove from heat, season with salt and pepper and let stand. In a tall-edged saucepan, heat 4 cups pomade oil until just smoking. Drain leeks well on a towel. Fry in four lots until crispy and golden brown. Season with salt and set aside. In a food processor, combine chopped roasted beet, Dijon mustard and red wine vinegar, processing until smooth. Drizzle in remaining ¼ cup virgin olive oil to form emulsion and process until creamy, about 30 seconds. Season with salt and pepper and set aside. Season venison and cook over hot grill until medium-rare (about 4 to 5 minutes per inch per side). Reheat beans and divide among 4 serving plates. Remove venison from grill and slice into ½-inch slices. Arrange over bean piles, drizzle 2 tablespoons of beet sauce around beans, top with fried leeks and serve. This recipe yields 4 servings.

Comments: The original recipe title as listed is "Grilled Venison With Scarlet Runners, Fried Leeks And Roasted Beet Vinaigrette".

Recipe Source: MOLTO MARIO with Mario Batali From the TV FOOD NETWORK - (Show # MB-5644 broadcast 03-05-1996) Downloaded from their Web-Site -

Formatted for MasterCook by Joe Comiskey, aka MR MAD - jpmd44a@...

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07-21-1998

Recipe by: Mario Batali

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