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looking for Scottish venison pie recipe...

dragonfare Oct 29, 2007 11:34 AM

I've had this delight in Glasgow and at Loch Lomond in a little pub. It involves a deepdish pie crust, some sort of thickening [flour, I assume, to produce a thick brown gravy], with venison AND enough Scotch to taste.

Is there anybody out there who knows this recipe?

  1. mnosyne Oct 29, 2007 02:51 PM

    Found this on Google search:


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    1. re: mnosyne
      dragonfare Oct 29, 2007 03:56 PM

      That certainly sounds good! What I had was a traditional crust instead of a puff, and juniper berries and the red currant jelly both sound very interesting, ditto the mace; I often blend allspice with black and white pepper for a little 'rounder' flavor on meats, but mace is one I've not used. I think this requires some [yum!] experimentation, no version of which is likely to be hard on the palate.

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      hungry_pangolin Oct 29, 2007 03:16 PM

      The recipe at the link provided by mnosyne looks very much like the venison pie I had for lunch at the Moulin Hotel, just outside Pitlochry, a few years ago. It was heavenly. The only major difference was that the version I had included juniper berries. Personally, I'd forego the scotch and stick with the red wine.

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      1. re: hungry_pangolin
        mnosyne Oct 29, 2007 08:36 PM

        Guys! Even seeing the words 'juniper berries', 'scotch', and 'red wine' in the same paragraph makes me nauseated!

        1. re: mnosyne
          hungry_pangolin Oct 30, 2007 07:58 AM

          It shouldn't. I think that like in the Sesame Street game, scotch is the thing that doesn't belong, but red wine and juniper berries are found together in a lot of game recipes.

          1. re: hungry_pangolin
            mnosyne Oct 30, 2007 10:22 AM

            Brings back ugly hangover memories!

            1. re: mnosyne
              hungry_pangolin Oct 30, 2007 10:24 AM

              Ah. Gottcha.

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