Canadian surf 'n turf: wild Chinook salmon with mango salsa and wild venison steaks with a red wine, blueberry, chocolate sauce
- Preparation Time35 mins
- Cooking Time4 mins
For the surf 'n turf
For the marinade
For the mango salsa
For the blueberries and chocolate sauce
1) Prepare salmon by removing all scales and gills. clean cavity and pat dry with paper towels. Place the salmon on a large platter and stuff the cavity with a few sprigs of thyme and dill and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with lemon juice and let marinate for 1 hour.
2) Prepare venison by removing any hair and bone bits left behind after butchering. Combine the marinade ingredients and pour over meat in either a resealable plastic bag or a baking dish. Marinate for 4 hours in the refrigerator, if possible. Can be refrigerated overnight.
For the mango salsa:
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and set aside. Refrigerate for 1 hour, if possible.
For the blueberry and chocolate sauce:
1) In a hot saute pan over low to medium heat, add olive oil, butter, onion, and pine nuts. Saute for a couple of minutes to sweat the onions. Do not overcook.
2) Raise heat to medium, add 250ml of red wine and reduce by half, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and add the chocolate and blueberries. once the chocolate has melted, remove from heat.
To cook and serve the surf 'n turf:
1) Brush salmon lightly with olive oil and place salmon on very hot griddle, for approximately 5 to 6 minutes per side. Remove from griddle and place on a serving platter or cutting board.
2) Place venison on hot griddle, leave them alone for about 2 1/2 minutes per side for medium-rare. Remove from the griddle and place on a serving platter or cutting board.
3) Serve the salmon and venison steaks with mango salsa and blueberry chocolate sauce.
4) If desired, serve with a fresh green salad on the side. Present the meal on a large rustic wooden cutting board (rugged) with kale, lemon wedges and a rustic (also rugged) baguette.
Important note: When the food hits the table, there will be no talking due to the fact that all mouths will be constantly full of fresh, delicious and very healthy food!
A viewer, who may not be a professional cook, provided this recipe. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe and therefore, we cannot make representation as to the results.
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