Christmas Dinner – Venison steak and mashed potatoes with rucola and apple

Christmas dinner 2015, sixth (main) course, venison steak and mashed potatoes with rucola and apple.

The main course of our Christmas Dinner was the venison steak with mashed potatoes.  I had never eaten deer before, but it tasted very good and not that different from regular steak at all. The mashed potatoes with rucola and apples tasted great, the rucola really turned it into something special.




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4 People


  • 10 potatoes
  • 250 gr celeriac
  • ½ liter milk
  • 2 leeks
  • Butter
  • 2 apples (Elstar)
  • Sea salt
  • White peper
  • 200 gr rucola


Peel the potatoes and boil them in enough water.

Skin the celeriac and cut in dices. Boil the celeriac in the milk until they are well done. Get the dices out of the milk and save the milk.

Remove the green form the leeks and cut into small rings. Put butter in the pan and bake the leek rings on a low fire until they are soft and brown.

Peel the apples and cut them in dices from around one cm. Put some butter in the pan and bake the apple piece. They have to attain their bite. 

Drain the water from the potatoes, add the celeriac and add the left over warm milk. Add a piece of butter, salt and pepper and mash the whole to a smooth whole. Add the pieces of apple and the leeks. Right before serving add the rucola.





4 People


  • 4 venison steaks
  • Salt and pepper
  • Aluminium foil


Season the steaks with salt and pepper. Let them rest for a few minutes. Bake them in a good amount of butter. Bake both sides for 7 minutes. Then wrap each steak in a piece of aluminium foil and let it sit for 5/10 minutes. Then unwrap and place on your plate.

Serve with a ready made sauce.

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