This is not your typical spaghetti and meatballs. Venison elevates the dish to new heights, with a brandy and cream sauce to coat thick strands of tagliatelle.
2 tbs sunflower oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1/4 bunch dill, finely chopped
500g venison mince
80g fresh white breadcrumbs
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup (70g) Dijon mustard
60g unsalted butter
400g mixed wild mushrooms ( used Swiss brown, pine and chestnut)
1/2 tsp sweet smoked paprika
1 tbs each tomato paste and plain flour
400ml beef consommé or beef stock
1/3 cup (80ml) brandy
150g sour cream
1 tbs poppyseeds
2 tbs chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves
1.Heat 1 tbs oil in a frypan over medium heat. Cook onion for 3-4 minutes until soft. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute or until fragrant. Transfer mixture to a bowl and set aside to cool. Stir through dill, venison, breadcrumbs, egg and 2 tbs mustard. Season, then form mixture into 30 small meatballs. Chill for 30 minutes to firm up.
2.Heat remaining 1 tbs oil in a large frypan over medium heat. Cook meatballs, in batches, for 6-7 minutes until golden and cooked through. Transfer to a plate. Cover and keep warm.
3.Return pan to high heat with 30g butter. Cook mushrooms, stirring, for 4-5 minutes until golden. Add paprika, tomato paste and flour, and cook for 1 minute, then add consommé and brandy. Cook for 7-8 minutes until slightly thickened. Return the meatballs to pan and stir through sour cream and remaining 1 tbs mustard. Cook, for 5 minutes or until warmed through.
4.Meanwhile, cook pasta according to packet instructions. Drain, then toss pasta with poppyseeds, 1 tbs parsley and remaining 30g butter. Season.
5.Divide pasta and ragout among bowls and top with remaining 1 tbs parsley
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