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               Juniper Marinated Medallions of Caribou Fillet
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
   10                    Juniper berries
    2       tb           Oil
    2       lb           Fillet of caribou
    1                    Onion -- chopped
    1                    Carrot -- diced
    2       c            Red wine
    2                    Cloves
    1                    Bay leaf
    1                    Sprig rosemary
                         Salt
                         Fresh ground black pepper
                         Flour for coating
                         Butter for frying
    4       tb           Cream
    1       tb           Black currant jam
 
   Fry the crushed juniper berries in the oil until they change colour
   slightly.
   Cool. Marinate the caribou fillet in this oil and juniper mixture
   overnight, in
   a cool place. Cut the caribou fillet into steaks, or medallions, about 3/4
   inch
   thick. Trim the edges then set the medallions aside.
   
   Fry the trimmings in a little oil until brown and crispy. Add the chopped
   onion
   and carrot and fry gently until onion is golden brown. Pour in the red
   wine,
   add the cloves and herbs and reduce gently til half volume. Strain and set
   sauce aside.
   
   Season the medallions with pepper, toss in flour and then fry in butter
   until
   well browned but pink inside. Salt them and put on one side to keep warm.
   
   Pour some of the sauce into the frying pan and scrape to mix in the meat
   juices. Add the cream, and stir to incorporate it into the sauce; do not
   allow
   to boil. Finally, add the black currant jam.
   
   Pour the sauce over and serve.
  
 
 
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