Venison Bites

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500g venison – minced
1 teaspoon dried tarragon
1 teaspoon dried basil
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons cream
1 onion – finely chopped
1-2 cloves garlic – crushed
2 teaspoons chicken stock powder
½-¾ cup dry breadcrumbs
1 egg
salt and pepper – to taste olive oil
tomato or sweet chilli sauce – to serve

  1. Combine all ingredients, except the olive oil, mix well and form into little rissoles.
  2. Pan-fry the bites in a hot, well-oiled frypan until golden brown. Alternatively, bake in a preheated 180C oven until cooked and golden brown, keeping a close eye on them so they don’t dry out.
  3. Serve with tomato or sweet chilli sauce for dipping.

Pork Satay

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2 tablespoons peanut butter
50ml water
50ml sweet chilli sauce
50ml ketjap manis
500g pork – cubed

  1. Place the peanut butter in a small jug, add 50ml of water and stir until smooth. Stir in the sweet chilli sauce and ketjap manis.
  2. Place the pork in a deep dish. Pour over the satay mixture and rub it well into the pork. Cover and allow to marinate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Thread the meat onto bamboo skewers and cook over hot coals, basting with the remaining marinade during cooking.

Kangaroo Fillet with Couscous

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500g kangaroo fillets
1 cup red wine
2 tablespoons soy sauce
250ml water
dash olive oil or butter
salt – to taste
250g couscous
cos lettuce and cherry tomatoes – to serve

  1. Marinate the kangaroo in the red wine and soy sauce for at least 30
    minutes.
  2. To prepare the couscous, bring the water to a rolling boil in a heavy-based saucepan, add the oil or butter and a good pinch of salt, then add the couscous. Stir with a wooden spoon for a couple of minutes until all the water has been absorbed and the couscous is light and fl uff y. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  3. Grill the kangaroo for 2-3 minutes on a very hot grill or hotplate. Remove from the heat, rest for a few minutes, then slice thinly.
  4. Place a mound of couscous on each plate and arrange the kangaroo on top. Serve with cos lettuce and cherry tomatoes.

Sweet Chilli Prawns

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3 tablespoons oil
1 large onion – sliced
250g large prawns – shelled and deveined
3 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce
salt and pepper – to taste
steamed rice or crusty bread – to serve

  1. Add the onion and prawns to a hot, well-oiled wok and stir-fry for 2-3
    minutes.
  2. Add the chilli sauce, season, and stir-fry for another 3 minutes.
  3. Serve immediately with steamed rice or warm crusty bread.