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The Hirshon Norwegian Reindeer Meat Cakes – Reinsdyrkjøttkaker


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Ingredients

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  • 1 1/2 lbs reindeer meat (or venison), ground
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground cloves
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp clarified butter for frying
  • ***
  • VILTSAUS (Game Sauce)
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  • 200 grams mixed wild mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tbsp. Linie Aquavit
  • 1 onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 cups beef or venison stock
  • 5 juniper berries, crushed
  • 2 cups heavy cream or sour cream
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 tbsp minced fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1/2 tbsp minced summer savory leaves
  • 4 oz gjetost (Norwegian brown cheese)
  • 3 tbsp currant jelly
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Make the sauce first.
  2. In a sauce pan over medium heat, add the Aquavit and some clarified butter until sizzling. Add the onion and sauté on medium heat until clear, about 5-10 minutes. Add the mushrooms and sauté further, another 10 minutes.
  3. Add the stock and let it simmer and reduce by half. Add the juniper berries, heavy cream and brown cheese and simmer another 10-15 minutes. Finally, add the currant jelly and season with salt and pepper.
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  5. For the meat cakes: Place the ground venison meat in a large bowl, and add in spices, salt, pepper and potato starch, and mix into meat. Add the eggs and heavy cream and combine well.
  6. Shape into round patties, and fry them in a sauté pan about 5 minutes on each side. Add them into the sauce and let them steep under low heat for about 15 minutes.
  7. Serve with boiled or oven-fried potatoes and lingonberries, and some delicious greens.
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  • Category: Recipes

Nutrition

  • Calories: 1213.25 kcal
  • Sugar: 16.16 g
  • Sodium: 1485.12 mg
  • Fat: 93.35 g
  • Saturated Fat: 55.27 g
  • Trans Fat: 0.43 g
  • Carbohydrates: 45.44 g
  • Fiber: 4.5 g
  • Protein: 50.63 g
  • Cholesterol: 478.32 mg
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