Take the Chill off Fall With Gascon Malbec-Venison Chili.
MENDOZA, Argentina -- The signs of autumn are here: leaves changing color, warm evenings with cool nights and the roar of football hanging in the air. Yet nothing says fall like a steaming bowl of chili. To celebrate the season, distinguished chef Jose Garces created a venison chili recipe with Don Miguel Gascon 2008 Malbec. Gascon Malbec is a full-bodied Argentinean wine with deep violet colors, and flavors and aromas of blackberry, blueberry, plum, dark cherry and a hint of mocha. The wine is elegant and rich in texture with soft, round tannins and a long velvety finish, making it an ideal addition to wild game stews, such as that of Garces'. What's more, those same qualities ensure that Malbec is a perfect partner to the finished product.
Add vegetable oil to large pot over medium-high heat. Add venison stew meat and cook until browned on all sides, stirring every 3-4 minutes. When meat is browned, remove from pot and drain. Return pot to medium high heat. Add onion and cook until lightly caramelized, about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add garlic and cook until lightly toasted, about 1 minute. Add ground cumin and ground coriander and cook until very fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add tomato paste and one cup of veal stock and cook until most of the veal stock is evaporated and the tomato paste is lightly caramelized, about 6-8 minutes. Add Malbec wine reduction and remaining veal stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and return meat to the pot. Cook over medium-low heat until venison is very tender and the liquid has reduced by about 1/3. Fold in poblano chile, chile de arbol powder, pinto beans and black currants and cook for an additional 15 minutes. Season to taste with salt. Serve immediately.
Malbec Wine Reduction: < 1 < bottle Gascon 2008 Malbec 2 ea < Shallots, peeled and chopped 6 ea < Fresh Thyme Sprigs
Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepot and reduce to 1 cup. Strain through a chinois and reserve.
Serve in warmed bowls with white rice and garnish with grated queso fresco. Enjoy with Gascon 2008 Malbec.
For more information about Don Miguel Gascon 2008 Malbec, visit, www.gasconwines.com.
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|Date:||Oct 7, 2009|
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