Wickedfood Cooking School team went knocking on the door of some well known restaurants to get some inspiration for future cooking classes.  We enjoyed this Kudu fillet stuffed with dried fruit. This venison recipe works just as well with all venison fillets.

Kudu fillet – 250g-300g of fillet per person
1x250g packet of mixed dried fruits, prunes, apples and apricots
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Sprigs of fresh rosemary
To serve
2 cups red wine sauce
New or roast potatoes
Fresh vegetables in season
  1. Trim the fillet of any excess sinew.
  2. Trim the fillet lengthways to the middle and stuff with the dried fruit. Stone the prunes but leave all the other fruits whole as they soften with cooking.
  3. Enclose the fruit and tie the fillet at intervals with string.
  4. Season with salt and black pepper and place in a roasting tin.
  5. Roast in a preheated oven of 180°-200°C, 10-12 minutes for rare, 15-20 minutes for medium-rare, and 20-25 minutes for well done. Ideally the fillet should still be pink inside.
  6. Serve sliced with red wine sauce, new or roast potatoes and vegetables in season. Garnish with rosemary sprigs.

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Here are a few venison other recipes that the Wickedfood Cooking School team enjoyed tasting:

Fillet of venison

Roast venison

Red wine sauce

Ostrich neck casserole


Venison pie

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