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Game Stew, Mashed Potatoes and Stew Pears
Type of dish: Game
Number of persons: 4

Winter is coming and that means it's time for a heartwarming dish. This time we enthusiastically dive into the world of wild flavors and seasonal comforts. Meet our Game Stew, Mashed Potatoes and Stew Pears- a glorious trinity that will have your taste buds dancing to the sweet, savory and juicy symphony of the season. 

Our game stew is a masterpiece of Dutch winter cuisine, with tender pieces of game meat, creamy mashed potatoes and sweet stewing pears. The flavors come together in a way that only The Bastard can offer. 

But we're not just here to talk about the delectable end result. We're here to make your cooking experience easier and more enjoyable with the help of some incredible accessories from The Bastard. These tools will help you overcome the culinary challenge with the finesse of a seasoned chef, all while enjoying the fresh winter air. 

An indispensable accessory is The Bastard Cast Iron Grid. It is your reliable partner when grilling wild meat to perfection. The cast iron grid ensures even heat distribution and those coveted grill stripes. The perfect crust on your game meat locks in those juicy flavors and takes your game stew to a whole new level. 

When it comes to simmering the rich and fragrant game stew, The Bastard Dutch Oven & Griddle is your secret weapon. This cast iron hero retains and distributes heat evenly, ensuring your stew is cooked to perfection. The Dutch Oven & Griddle is designed to withstand the harshest winter conditions, so your game stew will always be on point. 

The devil is in the details, and cooking game meat to perfection is all about hitting the ideal core temperature. The The Bastard Core Thermometer Pro provides the accuracy, ensuring your Game Stew is cooked exactly the way you want it. No more guesswork, just perfect results time after time. 

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Get ready for a culinary journey that will warm your heart and tantalize your taste buds. So, light The Bastard on, embrace the winter spirit and let's get cooking! 

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Cooking time: 2.5 hours |.

Preparation time: 15 min |

Temperature: 230°C

What do you need?

Game stew pot:

1 kg. of meat (venison, roe, etc.)

1 onion

2 cloves of garlic

2 bay leaves

6 cloves

14 juniper berries

2 star anise

12 black pepper grains

100 gr. dried mushrooms

200 ml red wine

80 gr. gingerbread

2 tablespoons of tomato paste

1 ltr wild stock

1.5 ltr of water

6 grams of salt

1 sprig of rosemary

3 sprigs of thyme


Stew pears:

20 pears (wild Gieserman)

2 ltr red wine

8 cardamon pods

200 gr. sugar

2 cinnamon sticks

2 star anise

1 vanilla stick (cut open lengthwise)

12 juniper berries

1 ltr of water

Game Stew, Mashed Potatoes and Stew Pears

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Preparation method

Game stew pot:

Sprinkle the meat with salt and pepper.

Heat a Dutch oven to 230C° and pour in some oil and fry (sear) the meat.

Take a passing cloth (muslin cloth) and place all the hard herbs in it and tie it closed with a butcher's string.

Add the tomato paste and de-acidify well.

Coarsely chop the onion and garlic and sauté with them, then deglaze with the red wine and put in your herb pouch.

Dice the gingerbread and add it as well.

Add the Game stock and the water and salt.

Place your plate setter between them.

Soak the dried mushrooms in hot water (15 min), pour off the liquid and add as well.

Check every half hour to see if there is still enough liquid, adding a little water each time if necessary.

Simmer for about 2.5 to 3 hours at about 120C°


Stew pears:

Peel the pears all around and remove the bottom.

Bring the wine to a boil with the remaining ingredients and add the pears.

Put a passing cloth over them so they stay well covered and stew for about 1.5 hours at 120C° . .


Mashed potatoes:

Peel and wash the potatoes and bring to a boil with water and salt.

Pour off liquid and mash the potatoes together with 50 grams of cream butter and a little milk (100 ml.) season with salt.

Press your dish to your liking on a nice plate or terracotta dish etc.

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