Venison loin served with cauliflower, sauerkraut powder and rhubarb compote
1 hour
Preparation Time
45 minutes + 18 hours drying time
Cooking Time
6 serves


Sauerkraut powder

1 jar sauerkraut, drained


2 pieces venison strip loin, trimmed approx 750g each

Salt flakes, to taste

50 g butter
1 tbsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves, sliced
2 sprigs thyme

Roasted cauliflower

1 head cauliflower, washed and trimmed
Olive oil
100 g butter, melted

Rhubarb compote

½ cup firmly packed brown sugar

100 ml lemon juice

2 tsp lemon zest

10g ginger, finely grated

1 kg rhubarb, trimmed and cut into 5cm pieces

To serve

1 cup small nasturtium leaves


Sauerkraut powder

1. Spread the sauerkraut evenly onto a baking tray and place in the oven. Select the drying function 60°C + 18 hours.
2. Once dried, blend into a powder and pass through a fine sieve. Store in an air tight container.

Venison loin

1. Place venison in a large vacuum seal bag and place in Vacuum Sealing Drawer. Seal on Vacuum setting 3, Sealing setting 3.
2. Place in a Perforated steam tray and Steam at 60°C for 30 minutes.
3. Remove from vacuum packaging and season.
4. Heat a large ovenproof frying pan on high heat, Induction setting 8. Add butter and oil. When foaming add the seasoned venison and cook until golden, turning once, approximately 1-2 minutes each side.
5. Add the garlic and thyme and baste the venison with the pan juices.
6. Remove venison from the frying pan and place on a warmed plate. Cover and rest for 10 minutes.

Roasted cauliflower

1. Set Oven to Moisture Plus with Fan Plus 180°C with 1 manual burst of steam.
2. Place the cauliflower into a lightly oiled Gourmet oven dish. Sprinkle with salt flakes and drizzle with olive oil.
3. Place oven dish in oven on shelf level 2 and immediately release the burst of steam. Roast for 45 minutes or until golden and tender.
4. Remove and cut into even wedges.
5. Brush with melted butter and dust with some of the sauerkraut powder.

Rhubarb compote

1. In a small saucepan, add brown sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest and ginger. Place on medium-high heat, Induction setting 7 and reduce for 3 minutes. Set aside to cool.
2. Place the rhubarb chunks into a vacuum sealing bag and add the cooled lemon and ginger mixture. Place in Vacuum Sealing Drawer and Seal on Vacuum setting 3, Sealing setting 3.
3. Place in a perforated steam tray and Steam at 80°C for 10 minutes.

To serve

1. Slice the venison into 2cm slices and place on plate, alongside the cauliflower wedge. Place the rhubarb around the outside and spoon over the pan juices. Decorate with nasturtium leaves.

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