My perfect venison with celeriac pappardelle with kale

Yield 4 portions



  1. Remove the venison from the fridge, leave out on the counter to get to room temperature.
  2. Clean the celeriac with a brush to remove all dirt and cut away roots if needed. In a bowl add water and lemon juice. Use a mandolin to slice thinly into pappardelle. Add the celeriac to the lemon water to avoid turning brown. Cut the kale leaves from the stem.
  3. Bring a large pot with salted water to boil and blanch the celeriac for a few minutes and then add to ice water. Same for the kale. Reserve.
  4. Melt the butter in a frying pan, when getting brown and nutty add the venison filets. Cook on each side for 5 minutes. With a spoon base the butter over the venison filets on both sides. Remove from pan and leave to rest.
  5. In a sauté pan, add olive oil, on medium heat add the blanched celeriac and kale, season with salt and pepper and sauté for a few minutes.
  6. To plate up, add a little mount of celeriac and kale, top with venison. You can serve this with a mushrooms cream sauce or a simple red wine gravy.


on by Sandra Slawinski

Recipe by Leeks and High Heels at