I started by dicing and browning the meat. I used some random cuts from a hind quarter of Queen Mother that I had bagged up and froze for stew. After trimming out the silverskin and such I cut them in bits about an inch square and then browned them in olive oil in a large pan.
|Venison always looks so awesome.|
I then added chopped fresh mushrooms, minced garlic and bacon cut into squares of about an inch. The recipe called for dried mushrooms but I couldn't find any on short notice.
|This on its own would have been tasty :)|
After reducing I removed this mixture to a large pot, and added the seasoning (paprika, rosemary, bay leaf) and beef broth, then set it on low to simmer away.
|Too cute. Bay leaf from my own tree, btw.|
|Last peek before bed|