Cumin scented Venison Tenderloin with Rosemary

Cumin scented Venison Tenderloin with Rosemary

cumin scented venison tenderloin with rosemaryWe were recently fortunate to receive a beautiful tenderloin of venison from a friend of ours; venison meat is very popular and plentiful here in the North Country! I had never cooked this cut of venison before but preparing it simply as I do a beef tenderloin seemed the best plan of attack! Laden with cumin, garlic and rosemary, the flavor is outstanding!!

First trim the tenderloin of sinew and fat, then fold it and tie it with kitchen twine so that the roast has even thickness throughout( see photo)

prepping tenderloin

1 2-3 Lb venison tenderloin( beef can be substituted)

1/4 cup of olive oil, divided

2 Tablespoons unsalted butter

1 Tablespoon roasted ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

3 Tablespoons fresh or 2 Tablespoons dried rosemary, finely chopped

3-4 garlic cloves, sliced

Salt, pepper and Aleppo pepper to raster

Juice of two limes

1/4 cup Rosé wine

Once the tenderloin is trimmed and tied, season the roast thoroughly with cumin, salt, pepper, Aleppo, garlic powder, chopped rosemary and 2 tablespoons of olive oil

Make tiny slits in the roast and insert garlic slices

Pour lime juice and Rosé wine over the roast and marinate for 3 hours

Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit

Heat at medium high the remaining 2 tablespoons and butter in a large ovenproof skillet

Place the tenderloin in the hot skillet and brown all sides, turning carefully

Transfer the skillet to the oven and finish the roast, basting occasionally

Remove the roast from the oven when it’s internal temperature reaches 130-140 degrees Fahrenheit

Let the roast rest in the skillet for 20 minutes so that the meat juices distribute evenly

Transfer the roast to a serving plate, remove the twine

Slice the roast, pour accumulated juices from the skillet over the meat

Serve with roasted, simply boiled or mashed potatoes, a side of greens and a fresh salad. Just yummy! Try a Rosé wine with this one!