Homemade Moose Burgers With Blueberry Sauce

elgkarbonader-med-blabersaus“Bare blåbær” (English: Just blueberries) is a phrase Norwegians use when something is easily feasible. This recipe is “just blueberries” and it tastes heavenly. Impress your friends with homemade burgers made from moose served with delicious potato puree.

Moose has an exciting wild taste and goes well with forest berries like blueberries and lingonberries. If you do not have access to moose meat, you may well use cattle.

Ingredients

Moose Burgers:

1.1 lbs. (500 g) minced moose meat

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon cornflour

1 tablespoon flour

1 egg

½ teaspoon pepper

½ teaspoon grated nutmeg

1 teaspoon dried thyme

6.8 oz. (2 dl) cream

2 tablespoons margarine for frying

Potato Puree:

1.7 lbs. (800 g) potatoes

6.8 oz. (2 dl) milk

1 tablespoon butter

Salt and pepper

Blueberry Sauce:

2 teaspoons sugar

2 chopped shallots

0.33 lbs. (150g) blueberries

3.4 oz. (1 dl) balsamic vinegar

3.4 oz. (1 dl) red wine

17 oz. (5 dl) beef stock

2 tablespoons butter

Salt and pepper

Extras:

2 apples cut into wedges

½ teaspoon cinnamon

Salt and pepper

 

Method

Moose Burgers:

Mix salt and meat mince into a firm dough. Stir in cornflour, flour and spices. Add eggs and mix well. Add the cream in two batches, stir well between each batch. Cut the dough into eight pieces and form them into burgers on a wet chopping board. Fry on both sides – approximately 3 minutes on each side.

Potato Puree:

Peel the potatoes and boil them tender. Drain the water and mash the potatoes (by hand or with a hand mixer). Add milk and butter, and mix it into a puree. Season with salt and pepper.

Blueberry Sauce:

Sauté onion and sugar in a saucepan until it is lightly browned. Mix in most of the berries and add vinegar and wine. Boil in most of the liquid and add the beef stock. Boil until the sauce thickens. Whisk in butter, and season with salt, pepper and more sugar if necessary.

Bake the apple wedges in butter until soft – season with cinnamon.

Serve the moose burgers on a bed of potato puree, and add some apple wedges and blueberry sauce. Sprinkle fresh blueberries and thyme.

 

Text by: Anette Broteng Christiansen, ThorNews

Recipes: Moose burgers by Matprat, Potato puree/blueberry sauce by Coop

Photo: Coop

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Categories: Culinary Surprises, Recipes

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