Zurich-Style Venison, Cabbage & Lardons and Crisped New Potatoes

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Calories: 1197 kcal (or 779 kcal smaller portion)

Macros: 144g Protein, 76g Carb & 41g Fat


Inspiration for this meal came from my many business trips to Zurich over the years. They have a classic – Zurich-Style Veal with Potato Rosti which is delicious and reminiscent of good times. Whilst this is not following the classic, we’ve borrowed the essence of this inviting, creamy and moreish meal. Venison cooked medium-rare with the creamy mushroomy and wine-y sauce is a marriage made in heaven. Melt in your mouth, followed a BIIIIG cuddle. That is balanced beautifully with the Cabbage Lardon infusion, and then taken to a happy place with the Chive and Butter crispy New Potatoes. Mmmmm.  😋

For a smaller portion, half the Venison and Zurich-Style sauce ingredients and drop to 200g New Potatoes, 10g Butter & 50g Lardons. This would save you 418 calories, without compromising on the flavours or nutritional goodness whatsoever.

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  • British Wild Venison Steak – 2x Steaks / 200g
  • New Potatoes – 330g
  • Cabbage – 140g
  • Bacon Lardons – 75g
  • Grass Fed Butter – 20g
  • Chives – 1x teaspoon
  • To season – Rock Salt & Black Pepper

‘Zurich-Style’ Sauce:

  • Organic Sheep Yoghurt – 50g
  • White Wine Vinegar – 1x tablespoon
  • Chestnut Mushrooms – 6x 
  • Crushed Garlic (lazy) – 2x teaspoon
  • Thyme – 1x teaspoon
  • To season – Rock Salt & Black Pepper

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  • Venison – Three ounces of lean beef contain, 247 calories and 15 grams of total fat. Three ounces of venison contain 134 calories and only 3 grams of total fat. Most importantly, venison contains about one sixth the amount of saturated fat that beef does. Venison has more protein: 26 grams to 23 grams in beef. Venison delivers a good portion of Niacin, B12, Thiamine, B6 and Zinc.
  • Cabbage, Mushrooms & Garlic are great sources of indigestible fibre and have prebiotic benefits for your guts microbiome.
  • Garlic being consumed on a daily basis (in food or raw) helps to lower cholesterol levels because of the anti-oxidant properties of Allicin. It is also immensely beneficial to regulate blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
  • White Mushrooms are being touted as nature’s nutritional supplement as they are loaded with the nutrients our bodies need to generate energy and repair cells — including digestive enzymes, a spectrum of B vitamins, protein, and vitamin D2.
  • White Potatoes are an excellent source for vitamins C and B6, a good source for fibre and manganese, and have more potassium than bananas. However, Because potatoes maintain one of the highest glycemic index values of any food, they cause blood sugar levels to rapidly rise which in turn cause our blood insulin concentrations to increase. Then of course you get the issues that arise when deep fried in unhealthy oils.
  • Quality Pork is high in protein and essential vitamins, minerals, creatine and amino acid good for overall health. Lean pork, when trimmed of visible fat, is nutrient-dense and satisfying. Best to treat pork as a treat as there are more nutritious meats and it’s high in calories.
  • Grass-Fed Butter is a great source of healthy-fats that promote optimal health and hormone production. Furthermore, Butter contains only trace amounts of lactose.
  • Sheep Yoghurt contains about twice the protein and fat of cow’s milk, but this also means twice the ‘healthy’ fats (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated, including Omega 3 & 6). The body needs healthy fats for many bodily functions, like absorbing vitamins. These healthy fats lower in the lactose burden, making it extremely gentle on the digestive system and provides a higher dose of many vitamins compared to cow’s milk.

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