Recipe for Rack of venison, Venison Jus, Red wine Jus Rack of Venison with red wine jus-Debra's Recipe for Rack of venison, Venison Jus, Red wine Jus

Rack of Venison with red wine jus-Debra's

Debora, McCulloch's recipe for cooking a rack of venison.


This is for meat very pink so people who don't like it that way (how could they!) may need to adjust accordingly.

How the recipe was developed

Developed by Debora, for a special family meal.

Difficulty Level

Easy- as always

Type of dish



Rack of Venison

Red currant jelly

2 banana shallots

175ml port

175ml red wine

Sprig of rosemary

Sprig of thyme

Bay leaf

750ml beef stock

2 teaspoons butter

Preparation Method

The Red Wine Jus

Roughly chop the shallots and coat with olive oil.

Caramelise them in a saucepan.

Add the port and wine and bring to the boil.

Add the herbs.

Reduce by half.

Add the beef stock and bring back to the boil.

Reduce by at least half.

Put through a fine sieve and return to a clean pan.

Heat and add butter just before serving.


To make this perfect for accompanying venison:

Once the jus is in the clean pan, add two large dessert spoons of redcurrant jelly and heat until it dissolves.

In a separate frying pan, cook some Forestiere mushrooms in a minimum amount of oil until browned and cooked.

Add the jus to the frying pan and bring to a simmer.

Serve separately with the venison.



Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees

Heat a tablespoon of oil in an oven-proof frying pan.

Add the rack and fry on all sides until golden brown all over.

Season with salt and pepper.

Put the rack in the frying pan in the oven for 5 mins.

Reduce the temperature to 180 degrees

Add butter to the frying pan and baste the rack.

Return the rack to the oven for 8-10 minutes, depending on size and baste frequently.

Allow to stand somewhere warm before carving and serving with the jus alongside.

Hints and Tips

This is for pink venison, so the recipe may need adjusting