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Deer in cranberry sauce

One of the most typical meat in South Tyrol, in addition to beef and pork is certainly that of the deer. Here's how to prepare a great dish.


  • 1 kg of deer
  • 200 g of bacon
  • 1 bottle of red wine
  • 1 dl of cream
  • 200 g blueberries (even frozen)
  • 4 juniper berries
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 pinch of marjoram
  • flour
  • 80 g oil
  • salt, pepper


Chop the deer, put it to marinate for at least one day in the wine with the chopped vegetables, bay leaves, juniper and marjoram. Drain the meat and vegetables, put them aside. In a saucepan fry the bacon with the oil, add the deer lightly floured and brown. Then add the vegetables and the vine.

Add salt and pepper and continue cooking for about 1 hour and a half. Remove meat from sauce and set aside. Add the cranberry sauce and simmer for about 5 minutes. Puree the mixture, add back the meat and the cream and serve.

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