Tempura Fried Venison Balls w Sweet Chili Sauce

barbara lentz

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@blentz8

You can use Panko breadcrumbs instead of tempura batter or use nothing and bake the venison balls. Dish is still tasty any way you make them. Great Asian flavors. Sweet spicy sauce on a bed of pickled carrots. Yum


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Serves:

2

Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Deep Fry

Ingredients

VENISON BALLS

1 lb
venison meat chopped small
4 Tbsp
soy sauce
2 Tbsp
lemon juice
2
inch piece ginger minced
4 clove
garlic minced
2 Tbsp
canola oil
1 Tbsp
garlic chili sauce

SWEET CHILI SAUCE

3/4 c
rice vinegar
1/2 c
sugar
1/2 c
ketchup
3 Tbsp
plum sauce
1 Tbsp
hoisin sauce
1 Tbsp
each minced garlic, minced ginger, and red jalapeno
fresh cilantro chopped for garnish

TEMPURA

1 c
tempura batter
3/4 c
cold water
oil for frying

CARROT SLAW

2 large
carrots julienned
1/4 c
rice vinegar
2 Tbsp
sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Venison Balls

Place the venison meat, garlic, and ginger in food processor. Blend into a paste. Add the remaining ingredients and refrigerate for 1 hour.
2
Carrot Slaw

Place rice vinegar and sugar in a bowl. Place the julienned carrots in the bowl and refrigerate until ready to plate
3
Carrot Slaw

Place rice vinegar and sugar in a bowl. Place the julienned carrots in the bowl and refrigerate until ready to plate
4
Chile Sauce

Place all ingredients except Cilantro in saucepan and simmer until thickened and reduced a bit.
5
Chile Sauce

Place all ingredients except Cilantro in saucepan and simmer until thickened and reduced a bit.
6
Roll the venison into 1 inch balls. Mix the tempura batter with the cold water. Dredge the balls in tempura and deep fry until golden.
7
Roll the venison into 1 inch balls. Mix the tempura batter with the cold water. Dredge the balls in tempura and deep fry until golden.
8
To Plate

Arrange the carrot slaw on the bottom of plate or platter. Top with the tempura venison balls. Drizzle the sauce over top and garnish with Cilantro
9
To Plate

Arrange the carrot slaw on the bottom of plate or platter. Top with the tempura venison balls. Drizzle the sauce over top and garnish with Cilantro
10
Tip

You can use panko breadcrumbs instead of tempura if desired
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Tip

You can use panko breadcrumbs instead of tempura if desired

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Wild Game
Main Ingredient: Wild Game
Regional Style: Asian