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Channeling a bit of Robin Hood. Nottinghamshire Venison & Celery Casserole

Both Venison and Celery have strong associations with Nottinghamshire, venison from the King’s Deer of Sherwood Forest of course, and celery which was cultivated at Newdigate House next to the Castle, by Marshal Tallard (the celery was growing wild on the Lenton marshes, and Tallard, held captive here after the Battle of Blenheim, grew it in the garden there). Here’s my take on using two of our celebrated ingredients. Nottinghamshire Wild Venison Casserole Ingredients (serves 4) 500g diced Nottinghamshire venison (wild, from the Thoresby Estate) 6 shallots (peeled and halved if large) 2 large carrots (cut into chunks) 2/3 celery stalks (cut into chunks) 2 cloves garlic (crushed) 1 small glass red wine 5 sprigs fresh thyme (strip the leaves off) Half a dozen button mushrooms 1 x beef stock cube 1 tablespoon redcurrant jelly Plain flour Large knob of Butter Pinch of sugar Method Season flour with salt and pepper and lightly coat the venison. Fry quickly and in batches until browned. Remove the venison and set aside in a bowl. Deglaze the frying …